Grant fund open for community groups in East Cambridgeshire


East Cambridgeshire District Council has launched the first round of their community grant fund initiative which aims to support local community groups across the district.

The East Cambridgeshire Community Grant Fund has two application windows each year, giving community groups across the district two opportunities to apply for support. 

Applications for the first round of applications have now opened and will run until 13th September.

The grant funding is available to allow local community groups to provide new or develop existing community services and initiatives that improve the quality of life for residents living in East Cambridgeshire.

Councillor David Ambrose Smith, Chairman of the Operational Services Committee, said: “I am really pleased to be able to announce the launch of the first round of community grant funding.

“Funding for local community groups is always incredibly important but even more so after the challenges that the past year has presented us with.

“Throughout the pandemic, community groups have really stepped up to the challenge of supporting each other and this funding can go a long way to enable them to continue this work.

“Applying for this grant is simple and I would encourage community groups to visit the Council’s website to check their eligibility and apply ahead of the deadline

Previous grant applicants have used the funding to provide Youth group Summer activities, online support sessions for parent carers and Air Cadets projects.

Community groups can apply for a maximum grant of £1,000.

Information about the grant including eligibility criteria and application guidance can be found on the Council’s website