Entries by Kathryn Shepherdson

The NEW Cultivate Cambs Fund

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Innovate & Cultivate Fund has been updated and has a new name – Cultivate Cambs! We’re pleased to announce that the first deadline for Cultivate Cambs grant applications is 16 September 2022. Pre-application advice appointments will be offered in July. Cultivate Cambs awards grants of £2,000 to £15,000 for new initiatives that….

Your Station Your Community Improvement Fund

GTR is launching a new fund, called the ‘Your Station, Your Community, Improvement Fund ’, to support local charities, our customers, and the communities on our line of route, focusing on the causes that are of key importance to us.    The fund supports the following key themes: mental health, education, and employability skills amongst….

Joining the dots

A case study into how we are developing support for groups working with children and young people across Cambridgeshire The issue We have long recognised that there is a gap in Cambridgeshire around specialist support for organisations working with Children and Young people. Many other areas have a specialist county support group or a funded….

Household Support Fund

The Household Support Fund (HSF) has been created to help people experiencing immediate financial hardship to pay for food and household energy bills. The fund is now open to pensioners who are struggling financially, and: Were born on or before 30 September 1956 Live in Cambridgeshire Are experiencing financial hardship No one under the age….

Successful fundraising for voluntary groups

In March 2022 Support Cambridgeshire ran an online conference on fundraising over three days open to any community group in Cambridgeshire.  In addition to providing access to a range of talks and guidance from national funders and surgeries on how to make best use of our online, freely available funding portal we also offered an….

State of the Sector 2022 Report

Support Cambridgeshire, the partnership between Cambridge CVS and Hunts Forum of Voluntary Services, is launching its latest annual State of the Sector report. This yearly survey informed infrastructure organisations such as Support Cambridgeshire, local authorities, funders and others of the challenges, trends and patterns taking place across the voluntary sector in Cambridgeshire. Due to the….