Funding body information

Cambridgeshire County Council

Cambrideshire County Council
Shire Hall
Castle Hill
0345 045 5200

Point of contact:

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, 01223 421588,
Lia Howlett, Strategy and Policy Manager, 01480 494333,


July 2015 - Cambridgeshire County Council does not appear to have any grant scheme at the moment. However, the following local authorities manage their own small grants schemes:

Please contact your local councillor to discuss your project and obtain more details about local small grants schemes.

More information about funding opportunities is also available on the council's website.

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation

Local voluntary or community groups can also obtain financial support fron the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation. The Foundation will help projects that seek to make positive changes for those suffering with the impact of domestic violence, people with severe mental health problems, isolated older people, children and young people in care, young people with a disability, young carers, elderly victims of crime, or those that are homeless.

The deadline for submission of application & supporting documents for all of the Autumn panels is 14 August 2015.

Please visit the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation's website for more details about elegibility criteria.

Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your Commissioner'

Voluntary Sector Funding Pages: and community information.

Useful organisations:

Cambridge CVS

Cambridge Community Foundation Grants

This website was fairly easy to navigate; information relating to the small grants programme was found through the following path:

Community and Living - Regeneration - Grants to Voluntary Organisations

Although it was not explicit on this page that the council's voluntary sector funding is managed by two external bodies, the information available was up-to-date and included a rough idea of deadlines for the next round of funding, some basic financial criteria that organisations applying for funding must adhere to and contact details for both bodies administering grants.

When contacted, both the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation and Young Lives were very helpful and forth-coming with information.

Access is also provided to an online database that gives information on nearly 400 voluntary groups in the area.

What is the DSC Funder Rating?

We need your help

Our ratings are by no means a final verdict, just a starting point to begin discussions about the voluntary sector’s experience of government funders. We are inviting all subscribers to share their experiences and contribute to the DSC Funder Rating. If you can help, please email us at