Projects / Events

Discover all the latest creative events and projects happening across Cambridge and the surrounding area by CAN members.  These posts are regularly featured in the CAN e-newsletter. 

If you are setting up your own group please visit the Member Led Events page here

We advise that you check with the organiser in advance of the event to check for any time or date changes.

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The Garden Room, The Meadows Community Centre, 1 St. Catharines's Road, Cambridge CB4 3XJ

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Meet The Funders

12th Dec 2017 10:00am

12th Dec 2017 3:00pm


An opportunity for community groups, sports clubs and charities to talk face to face with local funders about their own projects and funding requirements.

Meetings with funders are by appointment only.

  • tell us which funders you want to see
  • complete a shore information sheet about your project and the funding you need

If you need some help to develop your proposal and budget or if you want some guidance on wher to apply, then make an appointment with one of the CCVS development staff.

Organisations offering appointments:
Cambridgeshire Community Foundation manages a range of charitable funds, on behalf of individuals and organisations, and awards grants to charitable projects undertaken by voluntary/community groups and charities in Cambridgeshire. Applications can be submitted at any time and are considered on a quarterly basis. The next application deadline is 1 February 2018.

The Evelyn Trust is interested in healthcare projects in communities in Cambridgeshire through our rolling small grants programme under which applications in the range £4,000 to £10,000 can be considered at any time. Whilst welcoming other applications, we would particularly encourage applications that are in line with the Cambridgeshire Health and Wellbeing Strategy, especially projects which:

  • Support young people within families with mental health, alcohol, violence or substance abuse issues
  • Assist working age adults with long-term conditions and healthcare communities that support these issues
  • Enable older people to receive help and support in the community rather than needing to go into hospital or long-term care.

Tesco Bags of Help
Funding for physical improvements of open spaces such as building new pocket parks, sports facilities, woodland walks and community gardens and projects that include volunteer training, equipment purchases, community, sports and leisure activities. Following a public vote by Tesco customers three projects in each region will receive grants of £5000, £2000 and £1000 respectively.

Living Sport
Living Sport can provide advice on funding opportunities available to sports clubs to help them to continue to develop and sustain their growth, and to non-sports organisations interested in organising sporting activities to support health, well-being, inclusion, participation or other objectives.

Funding opportunities can help to grow and develop coaching staff, increase the number of members and support with the purchase of new equipment.

Heritage Lottery
HLF funds a broad range of activities that help people of all ages explore their heritage together. These can range from small scale events, exhibitions & workshops to larger projects that include training, volunteering, conservation & restoration.

HLF have a range of new programmes with grants from £3,000 to £5 million.

Cambridge City Council
Area Committee grants for neighbourhood activity taking place between April 2018 to March 2019 which will specifically benefit people who are disadvantaged through social or economic exclusion. This activity may be eligible for one of our Area Committee Grants, covering North, South, East or West Central areas of the city. Maximum award is £5,000.

Grants can be awarded to non-profit, voluntary and community organisations or groups of local residents. They can be for items which enable an activity to happen e.g. venue hire, arts or sports activities, transport for trips for younger/ older residents, materials for art projects, equipment for local sports sessions and much more. The application process will be launched in early January 2018, and decisions made in March / April.

CCVS development workers will be able to help groups with their funding planning and preparation, writing applications and information on other grant making trusts and funding sources.

Appointments are a guide to funding that may be available.  They are not a guarantee of a successful application.

Posted by CAN network on 10th November 2017.