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Groups supporting people living on lower incomes are invited to make area committee grant applications

News release from 23/12/2019

LOCAL organisations leading projects that benefit people who are living on lower incomes are being urged to consider applying for an area committee grant from Cambridge City Council.

Area committee grants can help local groups, including non-profit, voluntary and community organisations, or groups of local residents, with funding towards their initiative or project.

In the past, area committee grants have been awarded to help pay for aspects of a range of projects, including venue hire for community, arts or sports activities, transport for trips by younger or older residents and materials for art projects.

All applications will be assessed carefully and those proposals that help to reduce social and / or economic inequality for lower income households will be prioritised.

Applications are invited to one of the council’s four area committees, covering the North, East, South and West/Central areas of Cambridge, for funding for projects or activities which will take place between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.

Applications need to be submitted before the following deadlines:

  • 20 January for North Area Committee;
  • 29 January for West Central Area Committee;
  • 3 February for South Area Committee;
  • 19 February for East Area Committee.

Councillors will decide on the grant applications that are received at the respective area committee meetings in March and April.

Cllr Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities, said: “Our Anti-Poverty Strategy exists to help people who are living on lower household incomes, and area committee grants are an important part of that work.

“There are many groups doing excellent work to help people with a range of needs and I would encourage them all to take a look at how a grant could help them to meet their objectives.

“We are here to support them in their work and I hope groups will take this opportunity to get some much-needed funding help.”

For more details visit: www.cambridge.gov.uk/area-committee-funding, email: grants@cambridge.gov.uk or call the Grants Team on 01223 457875.