CAMBRIDGE City Council has today (Thursday 6 October) launched a grant for community groups to apply for up to £2,000 to support people who have fled the war in Ukraine.
To be eligible, funded activities will need to meet one or more of the following priorities:
- Navigating life in the UK
- Promoting community cohesion and integration
- Delivering money advice and management
- Supporting access to employment
- Increasing confidence in speaking English
- Enhancing wellbeing, including activities for children
Groups can apply on a rolling basis and applicants will be informed of the outcome within four weeks. Applications will be assessed on a first-come, first-served basis, with funding being allocated until the provisional total fund of £100,000 is exhausted.
It is possible for groups to make multiple applications, but only one activity per group will be funded at any given time (evidence will need to be submitted that one grant has been spent as agreed prior to applying for further funding). Apply on our website.
Cllr Mairéad Healy, Executive Councillor for Equalities, Anti-Poverty and Wellbeing, said: “In the six months since people started to arrive in the UK from Ukraine, Cambridge residents have welcomed over 400 people into their homes – and continue to welcome new arrivals each month. In that time, local community organisations have played an invaluable role in helping people to settle in Cambridge and to feel part of the community.
“The funding we are making available is intended to help cover the costs of some of these community organisations which continue to offer support. We also welcome applications from new groups that may have identified particular areas of need during the last six months, and wish to set up a new project.”