The A14 community fund

13 March 2017

Funding

Highways England has been given approval for the construction of the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.

As part of a commitment to the local community, Highways England is looking to support activities with a focus on bringing communities closer together. The A14 scheme will have a lasting impact on the communities along its length and the A14 Community Fund is therefore looking to support projects which consider and respond to these changes

Applications to the A14 Community Fund are invited by constituted not for profit groups (not individuals) delivering charitable projects with public benefit.  Groups may be registered charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisations, Community Interest Companies, Schools, Social Enterprises, Parish Councils or small voluntary and community organisations.

Groups need to be “grant ready” which means having appropriate policies and procedures in place to ensure their good governance and accountability.

Groups will also need to submit their Health and Safety policy.

The A14 Community Fund is seeking to support projects working within a range of themes as set out below:

  • Environmental improvement projects (e.g. community gardens, streetscape furniture, wildlife conservation, habitat creation, flood prevention)
  • Projects to reduce vehicle use/promote cycling, walking and other non-motorised users
  • Arts, culture and heritage projects (e.g. local art competitions, writers in residence, music and dance events)
  • Community involvement projects
  • Community safety projects
  • Community health and wellbeing projects
  • Leisure and tourism
  • Projects to develop skills, education & employment support.

The fund is being administered through the Cambridge Community Foundation.

More details can be found here.

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