Community groups encouraged to apply for grant funding from council

News release from 14/09/2018

VOLUNTARY and community groups are being invited to apply for grant funding from Cambridge City Council to help fund their activities in 2019-20.

The council’s Community Grant Fund supports local voluntary and community groups. It is aimed at helping fund projects which tackle social and/or economic inequality among Cambridge residents with the greatest need of support.

The period for submitting grant applications is open until Monday 1 October. Applications to support a variety of activities are welcome – including sporting, arts and cultural activities. Organisations providing community development, legal, financial or employment advice and support are also encouraged to apply.

Applications will need to demonstrate how they would contribute to the council’s priorities of:

  • Reducing poverty
  • Improving skills and confidence to gain employment
  • Improving health and wellbeing
  • Uniting communities and bringing about change
  • Creating a stronger voluntary sector in Cambridge

Cllr Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities, said: “Our Community Grants help to tackle inequality and disadvantage. 

“They can help make a real difference to the lives of people in Cambridge, and we focus the resources on the groups that are helping people in the greatest need.

“I would urge any of the groups who are doing great work for the community to apply for a grant before the 1 October deadline.” ​

Awards will be considered by councillors at Environment and Community Scrutiny Committee on 17 January, and are subject to the council’s budget being approved at the Council meeting later in the year.

A guide to applying for the community grants is available at: www.cambridge.gov.uk/community-grants  or alternatively by emailing grants@cambridge.gov.uk or phoning 01223 457875.

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