Click here to access the Support Cambridgeshire funding tool.
Voluntary and community organisations continue to face difficulties in raising funds. We are here to help you find the funds you need for your organisation How can we help?
We can identify potential funders
We can support you to prepare a funding application
VCAEC and East Cambridgeshire District Council have produced a fundingtoolkitwhich will help Voluntary and Community organisations based in East Cambridgeshire improve the quality of funding applications they submit and by doing so increase the chances of a successful bid.
Other useful places to gather information are the NCVO Alamanac and Cambs Insight. Here you can find out statistics that can help you with your funding application.
If you would like some help or advice please call01353 666166 or email Other organisations and helpful websites: National organisations:
Big Lottery Fund are responsible for distributing over £650 million each year (40 per cent) of all the money raised for good causes by the National Lottery. This totals around £6 billion since 2004.
Heritage Lottery Fund is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK with funds of over £375 million to invest each year. It offers grants from £3000.
Funding Centralis a free resource for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises based in England. They list thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and information supporting you to develop a sustainable income strategy.
Lloyds Bank FoundationTheir funding programmes offer short and long term grants. Support is adapted to the needs of small and medium sized charities that are committed to delivering work which breaks or prevents cycles of disadvantage.
Cambridgeshire Community FoundationCambridgeshire Community Foundation manages a range of charitable trust funds on behalf of a growing number of individuals and organisations. Details of some of the funds are listed on the website.
East Cambridgeshire GrantsThe aim of these grants schemes is to work in partnership with local communities to provide new and innovative community services and initiatives which develop the quality of life in East Cambridgeshire
Local supermarkets and banksWaitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda, Cambridge Building Society and the Co-Op all have community funding schemes. Ask to speak to the local Community Champion in store.
Other local organisations: Rotary Clubs, Lions, Masons, Probus and the Inner Wheel.