Entries by Russell Rolph

Coneygear Seniors taking shape

Working in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council’s Innovate and Cultivate Fund, Huntingdon Town Council have secured funding to run a programme to support older people in Huntingdon. The sessions are held between 9am and 1pm every Wednesday and will run until March 2021. If you are over 65 you can attend the Medway Centre (and….

Commissioning Forum

The next Support Cambridgeshire Commissioning Forum takes place on the 30th October 2019 at Bar Hill Village Hall  Commissioning Forums give VCSE sector representatives the opportunity to ask Commissioners about best practice, the current landscape in commissioning through Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and what the future might look like. 3 Commissioners will be in attendance on….


We all know that volunteers are the life-blood of many community organisations, and that without their dedication activities and projects would simply not be delivered. So lets all join in with NCVO’s latest campaign – YouMadeItHappen. This is an opportunity for voluntary sector organisations across Cambridgeshire to say a big thank you to their supporters….

Innovate and Cultivate Funding – new rounds

Cambridgeshire County Council is pleased to announce that the next deadline for Innovate & Cultivate Fund applications is 1st November. 2019. A pre-application advice session will be held on 19th September  2019 – and details are provided below. The aim of the fund is to support initiatives that strengthen Cambridgeshire communities and reduce pressure on….

Its Very Hot..!!

The Met Office have today issued a Level 3 Heat wave warning across Cambridgeshire. The warning will stay in place until the 27th July 2019.  Temperatures are predicted to remain over 30 degrees over the next few days, with warm and humid conditions expected to continue overnight. Hot weather can be uncomfortable for most people…..

Cinnamon Micro – Grants

Cinnnamon invites churches in Cambridgeshire to participate in an exciting pilot partnership with either Cambridgeshire County Council  or Cambridgeshire Police in which targeted social action projects will be established  in high-need, low-capacity communities. Cinnamon believe that churches are well placed to offer support for those most likely to be impacted by the reduced budgets of local….

Connecting Communities 2019

On the 20th June 2019 Hunts Forum and Support Cambridgeshire (as part of their Think Different Approach) ran their annual Connecting Communities Conference, the topic this year being unwanted Loneliness and Social Isolation. Subtitled Tackling Loneliness, A Community Response, the conference looked at how volunteering can help reduce loneliness. Interest in the conference was high….

Marketing on a Shoe-string

As part of Support Cambridgeshire’s partnership with local business across the County, 10 delegates attended the recent Marketing on a Shoe – String practitioner session held at Loves Farm House on the 23rd May 2019. Invitees were treated to an engaging and interactive workshop by Hayley Williams of Keystone Marketing on the basic principles and….

Small Charities Week 2019

As part of Small Charities Week (which this year falls between the 17th and the 22nd June) Support Cambridgeshire lead partner Hunts Forum will be holding an advice surgery at the Maple Centre between 10am and 2pm on the 17th June 2019 which will be open to all small charities and community groups across the….

A Slice of Orange in Cambridgeshire

29 delegates from across the County came to Wood Green Animal Shelter on the 22nd May 2019 to hear Steve Beccles – Ebusua, the Speaker with the Orange Tie talk about leadership, beliefs, conditioning, language, happy chemicals and much more, all in an attempt to understand and unlock personal mindsets, important when trying to galvanise….