New Summer and Autumn funding rounds for Cambridgeshire County Council’s Innovate & Cultivate Fund announced

New funding rounds for Cambridgeshire County Council’s Innovate & Cultivate Fund have just been announced. The aim of the fund is to support initiatives that strengthen communities and reduce pressure on County Council services, thereby giving a return on investment. Council services that are inviting applications include adult social care, children and families services, and the waste service.

So how do you apply?
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.

The Innovate and Cultivate Fund has two funding streams: a ‘Cultivate’ stream for small grants of £2,000-£10,000 and an ‘Innovate’ stream for larger grants of up to £50,000.

Application deadlines are:

  • 1 August – small ‘cultivate’ grants
  • 1 November – large ‘innovate’ grants and small ‘cultivate’ grants

Applications and further information about the fund may be found on the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation website.

Book an Innovate and Cultivate Fund application advice session

Do you want to talk through your ideas before you submit your application? If so, bookings are now open for our Innovate and Cultivate Fund Advice Session on Wednesday 27 June, 9:30am-11:30am at Shire Hall, Cambridge for applicants planning to submit on 1 August. Please book here.

Another advice session will be held on Monday 24 September, 9:45am-12pm at March Community Centre for applicants planning to submit on 1 November (bookings not yet available – please email lianne.parrett@cambridgeshire.gov.uk to be added to the circulation list).

If you have any queries about the application advice sessions please email lianne.parrett@cambridgeshire.gov.uk. Cambridgeshire Community Foundation can answer questions about applying for the Fund info@cambscf.org.uk.

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