Cambridgeshire County Council is pleased to announce that
the next deadline for Innovate & Cultivate Fund applications is 1st
November. A pre-application advice session will be held on 19th
September (details below).
The aim of the
fund is to support initiatives that strengthen our communities and reduce
pressure on County Council services, thereby giving a return on investment. Council
services that are inviting applications are adult social care and children
& families services.
The fund is open to voluntary, community and social
enterprise sector organisations based in and outside of Cambridgeshire, and
public sector organisations, including Parish Councils, in Cambridgeshire.
There are two funding streams: a ‘Cultivate’ fund for
smaller projects that build community support networks and an ‘Innovate’ fund
for bigger, bolder and more innovative initiatives.
New Cultivate ‘Seed’ Fund Projects
We’ve developed guidance on starting Cultivate Seed Fund
Projects that can help people to remain independent and active within their
community, encourage volunteering and complement more costly Council
services. Projects include Timebanks, Good Neighbour Schemes,
Dementia-Friendly Communities and Men’s Sheds. See our webpages
1st November 2019 – Cultivate grants only (£2,000
1st February 2020 – Cultivate grants (£2,000 –
£19,000) and Innovate grants (£19,001 – £50,000)
1st May 2020 – Cultivate grants only (£2,000 –
Pre-application advice session
Do you want to talk through your ideas before you submit your application? Bookings are now open for our Innovate & Cultivate Fund Advice Session on Thursday 19 September, 9:30am-12:30pm at Ely Community Centre (also known as Larkfield Day Centre). Please book here.
further information about fund priorities and criteria may be found on the website.
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation can answer questions about applying
for the Fund email@example.com.