Cambridgeshire County Councils’s cultivate fund is still open, with deadlines dates being set at the 15th December 2017 and the 1st May 2018.
The cultivate fund provides small grants of between £2,000 and £10,000, and is specifically aimed at encouraging local networks where people help themselves and each other.
The fund is open to all voluntary, community, social enterprises or public bodies which benefit the residents of Cambridgeshire. The application is a one-stage process, and is administered through the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation: Click here for more details.
The Council are particularly interested in schemes which bring and benefit communities, such as Time-banks, community car schemes, befriending or good neighbour schemes.
The key funding priorities are vulnerable adults and older people, children and families, and waste management.
Some documentation is required with the application, such as a governing document or a set of rules, an equality policy and a policy on safeguarding. These can be developed through Support Cambridgeshire: simply contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Cultivate grants should seek to show in some way how a reduction on council services can be achieved. For more advice and guidance how to do this simply contact Cambridgeshire Community Foundation or Support Cambridgeshire.
The cultivate fund is the smaller of two grants available from the County Council. The larger grant is called Innovate, with grant levels of between £10,000 and £50,000.