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Cambridge City Council

Grants and funding

Grants for community groups

Community grants and Area Committee grants are available for projects and activities that will reduce social or economic inequality. 

Our Environmental Improvement Programme funds and delivers small-scale projects that make a lasting and noticeable improvement to the city.

Sustainable City Grants are available every year to support voluntary and community groups to deliver activities in Cambridge that will help achieve the objectives of our Climate Change Strategy 2021-26.

Cycling and walking promotion grants are available for groups to fund schemes that encourage sustainable transport in Cambridge.

United with Ukraine community grant is available for community groups to apply for a grant of up to £2,000 to deliver activities that will support refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.

S106 developer contributions help fund new or improved facilities in Cambridge. Grants could be used for improving community and sports facilities, or carrying out a small-scale public art project.

Public art grants are available to support small-scale public art projects. We encourage applications from community groups partnered with artists or arts organisations.

Homelessness Prevention Grants are available for projects that prevent or relieve homelessness and rough sleeping in Cambridge.

Grants for individuals

There are various grants and incentives for improving your home's energy efficiency.

The Home Improvement Agency can provide housing repair grants and loans and non-secured grants to some homeowners. It can also provide disabled facilities grants for adaptation works that will help a person continue to live independently.

The sports grant scheme can contribute towards the costs of equipment, training, club fees, and other necessary expenses.

King Charles III Coronation Celebration grant

Our King Charles III Coronation Celebration grant fund was available to help to cover the costs of celebratory events taking place between Saturday 6 and Monday 8 May 2023.

Applications are now closed.

Groups that received King Charles III Coronation Celebration grants

  • Abbeyfield Cambridgeshire Vietnamese Society
  • Accordia Community and Residents Association
  • Across the Ages Project
  • Ainsworth Area Residents’ Association
  • Bermuda Community Room
  • Cambridge African Network
  • Cambridge Royal Albert Homes
  • Cambridge Victoria Homes
  • Cavendish Road Street Party
  • Christs’ Pieces Residents’ Association
  • Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Coleridge Community Forum
  • Denis Wilson Social Club
  • Ditton Court Fund
  • Eddington Residents Association
  • Friday Social Club
  • Guest Road Area Residents Association
  • Gwydir Steet Friends
  • The Homing Club
  • North Newnham Residents Association
  • Oblique Arts
  • The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish
  • Priory Road Coronation Street Party
  • RCCG City of David
  • Residents of Fawcett Road and Cornwell Road
  • Roseford Road Residents
  • Rowan Humberstone Ltd
  • St Barnabas Church
  • St Bart’s Community Fundraising
  • St Giles
  • Tea@3
  • St Martin’s Church
  • Saint Mary the LessThe Edge Café (The Recovery Hub CIC)
  • York Steet Area Residents Association

Platinum Jubilee community grants

Platinum Jubilee grants of up to £500 were awarded to community groups in 2022.

For events and activities spread across Cambridge celebrating Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.

£18,196 was awarded to 40 groups and over 6,000 people participated.

See our Platinum Jubilee community grants celebration report [PDF, 5MB] for full details of how the grants were used. 

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