Entries by Ben Pitt

Coronavirus – Important Information

In response to COVID-19, we are working with voluntary and community organisations to support our local communities. We’ll try to gather the most up-to-date and accurate information on this page – please check back regularly. Essential Information The latest advice from the UK Government can be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus. This includes advice on what measures….

Support Cambridgeshire Events Cancelled until May

Due to the current situation around Covid-19, the agencies that are part of Support Cambridge have agreed to cancel events until the end of April. Within this time staff will be working from home, Please visit each organisations website to be advised the best way to make contact with the relevant staff. Hunts Forum: www.huntsforum.org.uk….

Supporting People with Cancer in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Local community development organisation, Cambridgeshire ACRE, is working on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support to understand the needs and experiences of community groups and organisations in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough who may be called upon to support people affected by cancer. We know that those who run local community groups and organisations are sometimes asked to….

Nominate Your Community Heroes for The Etheldreda Medal Award

The Etheldreda Award is a medal presented by the Bishop of Ely to people who have given ‘generous and outstanding service which would not otherwise be recognised’. Candidates will be selected from the nominations received by a panel of volunteers who have been appointed by the Bishop to identify twenty to thirty suitable recipients. Most….

Please Help Us to Help You

Each year the Support Cambridgeshire team conducts a survey to discover the views of the voluntary and community sector in Cambridgeshire. It’s your chance to tell us about your organisation, the challenges that lie ahead and what we can do you help you overcome them. It’s what we’re here for, after all. It should take….

Cambridgeshire Local Lottery will not go ahead

In a report to Cambridgeshire County Council Members of the Commercial and Investment Committee in November 2019, it was agreed that while there may be some financial benefit for charities of creating a County Council sponsored lottery, this could be outweighed by the possibility of losing support through direct contributions. The Council had undertaken considerable….

Pitching through the CSR Barrier

In these uncertain times for charities (particularly given how difficult it is to obtain and maintain Grant levels) we are increasingly looking towards different avenues to build future relationships and one of these has seen a growing interest in developing business partnerships. The world of CSR has been changing: The days of photographic opportunities with….

Lloyds Bank Foundation Grants

The Lloyds Bank Foundation is offering grants of up to 45K or 100K to organisations with a proven track record of helping people achieve Positive Change. Charities can apply if they have an annual turnover of between 25K and 1M pounds per annum, and have worked holistically with individuals to achieve Person Centred Support.  Charities….

Support and Advice for Village Halls

We all know that Village halls in our local communities do not run themselves: Village halls need dedicated volunteers and by default those volunteers need support and advice to ensure that their Village hall grows and thrives. Support Cambridgeshire is lucky to have Cambridgeshire ACRE as part of its Partnership. The support, advice, guidance and….