Entries by Russell Rolph

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….

Disability Hustings

Disability Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Deaf Association are holding a hustings for Disabled and Sensory Impaired people on Friday evening at 6.30pm for a 7pm start at Allia in Peterborough. Details of the venue can be found here Disability Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Deaf Association have local leaders of all the main parties in attendance to answer….

Capacity Building Partnerships

Next year,  Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council will be jointly commissioning the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Capacity Building Partnership(s) contract. In Cambridgeshire, this service is currently provided by Support Cambridgeshire (a Partnership of Hunts Forum of Voluntary Organisations, Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service and Cambridgeshire ACRE). Both Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough….

The Portal Tops 300K

The Support Cambridgeshire self-funding Portal (SC4C) goes from strength to strength with local Cambridgeshire community organisations raising in excess of 300K by using its free self directing funding search potential (a 1164% increase on the previous year). Over the past 12 months, the Portal has been visited on 5,860 occasions with 506 new registered organisation….

Wanted: Your Health and Care experiences

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is the independent champion for people using local health and care services. Their job is to listen to what people across the area have to say – good and not so good. Can they help raise some of the issues your organisation, group or users are facing?  What’s working well or….

Meet Caroline Tyrrell- Jones – National Trustee Week

It’s National Trustee Week and Hunts Forum took the opportunity to talk to one of their latest Trustees, Caroline Tyrrell- Jones. Name: Caroline Tyrell – Jones. Born: Hammersmith in West London. Early Years: Great Dunmow and Saffren Walden in Essex. Residing: Been resident in Cambridgeshire since 1975. Caroline is currently employed as a Communities Programme….

Volunteer for Cambridge Conference 2019

Volunteer for Cambridge was first initiated by Cambridge City Council in 2015. It began life as a free annual fair where local community organisations could promote both themselves and their volunteering opportunities to members of the public who might be interested. Extremely successful events have taken place over the last few years, with over 80….

Innovate and Cultivate Funding – New Round

Cambridgeshire County Council is pleased to announce the the next deadline for Innovate & Cultivate Fund applications which is the 1st February 2020. The aim of the fund is to support initiatives that strengthen communities and reduce pressure on County Council services, thereby giving a return on investment. Council services that are inviting applications are….