Local Funding

‚ÄčThis section contains information on all arts related funds and grants which are specific to Cambridge and the surrounding area.

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Cambridgeshire Community Foundation - Improving Lives and Improving Communities


The Cambridgeshire Community Foundation is a proactive community and philanthropic leader dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of Cambridgeshire.  To advance our mission we work with many partners to:

  • Actively inspire philanthropy and increase permanent resources for the county of Cambridgeshire
  • Invest in important community programs through grants
  • Provide leadership and a forum for dialogue on critical community issues

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation provides grants and other support to groups and individuals, thanks to the donors who choose to give through us. We match applications from groups and individuals to our donors’ interests.

We support a wide range of people and causes across two Core Grant Programmes; Improving Lives and Improving Communities.  They manage a number of local charitable funds, including:


A14 Community Fund
Acorn Fund
Anglian Water Flourishing Environment Fund
Amey Community Fund
ARM Cambridge Fund
Birketts Cambridgeshire Fund
Bright Futures Grassroots Endowed Fund
Burnthouse Farm Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund
Cambridge Children's Charity Week
Cambridgeshire Children's Fund
Cambridgeshire Technology Fund
Charis Peterborough Community Award
Charity Lifeline Community Benefit Fund
Cheffins Grassroots Endowed Fund
Comic Relief
Cotton Farm Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund
D and J Lloyd Community First Fund
Diddington Village Community First Fund
The Dulverton Trust Fund
East Cambs Community Fund
The Elizabeth Coteman Fund
G's Community Fund
Grassroots Endowed Fund for Cambridgeshire
Grassroots Endowed Fund For Peterborough
Healthy Fenland Fund
The High Sheriff’s Award Fund

Hubert Julian Grassroots Endowed Fund
John Stewart Memorial Fund
Larkfleet Homes Community Fund
LEP Prize Challenge
Local Youth Social Action Fund
Lovewell Blake
Marshall Community Fund
Microsoft Research Limited Fund
Mills and Reeve Grassroots Endowed Fund
New Beginnings
October Grassroots Endowed Fund
Olive and Jesse Palmer Fund
Outlook Fund
Police and Crime Commissioner Youth Fund for Cambridgeshire
The RSM Peterborough Fund
Remtec Grassroots Endowed Fund
Restart Fund (focusing on mental health)
Restore Fund
Ridgeons Community Fund
Savills Cambridge Grassroots Endowed Environment Fund
Seymour Fund
Stay Well (previously Warm Homes)
Wadlow Wind Farm Community Fund
Weedon Community Fund
Woolley Hill Wind Farm Community Fund
Wryde Croft Wind Farm Community Fund

If you wish to apply for a grant, please go to the Apply page where you will be guided through the process and directed to funds that might be relevant to your needs. You do not need to identify a fund before you start the process - the decision matrix (or staff at CCF) will do that for you.

The next upcoming deadlines for applications are in February 2017, please check the Funds A-Z page for specific funders and deadlines.

Posted by CAN network on 31st October 2016.