Entries by Russell Rolph

Book a space at our Commissioning Forum (South)

Are you a voluntary or community group working in Cambridgeshire or Peterborough? Do you know that Cambridgeshire & Peterborough have a new commissioning unit that decides how all contracts and grants are awarded? Support Cambridgeshire has been working with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Commissioning Unit on developing better understanding and interaction between commissioners and voluntary groups.  […]

Support Cambridgeshire Free Training Programme

Support Cambridgeshire is required to deliver a set number of training and networking sessions under our current funding arrangements with the County Council. Our programme from September 2018 – March 2019 can be found here: All of these events or workshops are Free to any community organisation that operates within Cambridgeshire. So book your space […]

Big Lottery Award in Soham

The Big Lottery has awarded Support Cambridgeshire an Awards For all Grant to help deliver social action projects in Soham, East Cambridgeshire. The award was granted in July 2018 and the scheme commenced on 4th September 2018. So whats going to happen: The Neighbourhood Cares Team of the County Council are already active in Soham, […]

Consultation – Future of Adult Social Care

The Local Government Association has published a Green Paper on adult social care and wellbeing, and how it is funded. It now wants to hear from government departments, charity and voluntary sector organisations, academic and private sectors as well as individuals, to gather their views on the proposals. Please click here to read the Gren […]

The power of annual reporting

The Charity Commission is urging charities to communicate better with the public through the power of their annual report and annual accounts. This comes following the Commission’s recent publication of the results of its latest monitoring reviews of charity trustees’ annual reports and accounts. The findings reveal a modest improvement in the quality of public […]

Our Annual Report

Support Cambridgeshire partners have had a busy and active year. Across our 5 work-streams, much has been done, and we look forward to year 3 and building further on our work. Our Annual Report can be viewed here: In year 3 we have planned some new activities which include: A new CEO network that connects […]

Insider Fraud and Cyber Crime

Here’s a stunning statistic according to a recently published Government report: The overall cost to the UK economy from cyber crime is £27 billion per year. The charity sector is not immune, particularly smaller charities with less infrastructure and technical support. Guidance on how best to avoid these potential threats is provided by clicking here: And […]

Be a Cycling Superhero

This September, Camcycle will launch the Cambridge Festival of Cycling.  This month-long festival will celebrate the joy of cycling in Cambridge, the cycling capital of the UK. Share your cycling experiences, learn new things and share in their vision for more, better and safer cycling in and around Cambridge for all ages and abilities. Most […]

Volunteers required – Cancer Research

Cancer Research are desperately short of volunteers to help at the start and finish and also (most importantly) on the course route for the Shine Night Walk on Saturday 15th September 2018.  Volunteers would need to report for briefing around 18:00 and should be finished by around 22:30 at the latest.  All volunteers will receive […]

Annual State of the Sector Survey 2018

The Annual State of the Sector Survey for 2018 is now available to view. The survey informs infrastructure organisations like Support Cambridgeshire of the challenges, trends and patterns taking place across the voluntary sector in Cambridgeshire. So, what are the headlines from 2018? The voluntary sector is generally thriving, with many confident about their funding […]