Core Grant Programmes

Our main grant making is directed to our five core grant programmes which have identified themes and listed priorities. Under each theme you will see the impact we want funded projects to have.

Children, young people and families

CCF supports projects and initiatives that aim to improve the quality of life for children, young people and families and provide opportunities to gain life skills. This work is specifically targeted at people facing disadvantage through economic crisis, disability, family hardship, bereavement, family breakdown.

Theme: Education & skills

Priorities
Training for employment
Life skills training
Parenting skills training

Impact
Improved life skills for children and young people disadvantaged by family hardship, family breakdown or disabilities.

CCF CODE: F1

Theme: Social inclusion

Priorities
Opportunities for children and young people with disabilities
Reducing antisocial behaviour
Support for children and young people in care
Opportunities for children from disadvantaged families

Impact
Improved quality of life and social inclusion for NEETs, children and young people with disabilities, child carers, children in care and children in disadvantaged families.

CCF CODE: F2

Theme: Family crisis

Priorities
Support for young and family carers
Support for people involved in family breakdown

Impact
Positive changes leading to improved outcomes for children, young people and families impacted by economic hardship, bereavement and terminal illness, those coping with disability and family breakdown.

CCF CODE: F3

Adults facing life crisis

CCF supports projects and initiatives that can improve the quality of life for people who are impacted by economic hardship, homelessness, crime and antisocial behaviour.  We welcome projects that aim to prevent and limit the number of adults facing crisis and also address the consequences facing people who are in crisis in their lives.

Theme: Economic hardship

Priorities
Reduce long term unemployment
Minimise numbers of people in debt
Supporting people in financial need

Impact
Improved consequences for those adults facing crisis through economic hardship of long term unemployment and debt.

CCF CODE: A1

Theme: Homelessness

Priorities
Reduce numbers of homeless people
Minimise impact of homelessness

Impact
Improved consequences of adults facing homelessness and those who are homeless.

CCF CODE: A2

Theme: Impact of crime and antisocial behaviour

Priorities
Minimise social impact of crime and antisocial behaviour
Provide support for the families of offenders and for ex offenders

Impact
Positive outcomes and change for those socially impacted by crime and support for families of offenders.

CCF CODE: A3

The natural environment

CCF supports new and existing projects that aim to reduce the impact of waste, air pollution and climate change on the natural environment. We also support programs or projects that educate, improve access to, raise awareness of, and promote positive change in areas that address individual behaviour, improve green spaces, biological diversity, and better water management to improve the quality of life in Cambridgeshire.

Theme: Reduce pollution

Priorities
Reduce solid waste pollution
Better water management

Impact
Positive environmental impact and people behaviours that reduce the impact of solid waste pollution on the natural environment as well as provide better water management.

CCF CODE: E1

Theme: Help limit climate change

Priorities
Reduce impact of air pollution
Support alternative power and transport
Education for behavioural change

Impact
Improved quality of life through limiting climate change through education and activities resulting in positive individual behaviour changes.

CCF CODE: E2

Theme: Improved green spaces

Priorities
Creation of more accessible open spaces
Better diversity of open spaces
More biological diversity

Impact
Improved quality of life by creating and improving green spaces.

CCF CODE: E3

Community development & engagement

CCF supports projects and initiatives targeting disadvantaged people or in disadvantaged communities that promote community cohesion, integration of ethnic and other minorities and collaboration between groups. We aim to strengthen communities and build the capacity of local groups to provide services and support addressing the needs of local people. We support projects to provide and improve community facilities.

Theme: Community cohesion

Priorities
Foster community spirit
Collaboration between groups
Integration of ethnic and other minorities
Inclusion of older people

Impact
Improved community spirit, community cohesion, integration of ethnic minorities and inclusion of older people by increasing the number of people volunteering and by collaboration between groups.

CCF CODE: C1

Theme: Sustainability

Priorities
Strengthen existing groups
Start up funding for new groups

Impact
More sustainable community activities by encouraging the start up of new groups and the continuation of current groups of local people.

CCF CODE: C2

Theme: Community Assets

Priorities
Build community resources (people & facilities)

Impact
Provide community assets of people and facilities to improve and sustain community cohesion activities addressing the needs of local people.

CCF CODE: C3

Health

For people who are marginalised, have ill health or disabilities, CCF supports projects and initiatives that aim to promote education, healthy living, lifestyle management, prevention of or coping with illness, inclusion and new opportunities. We fund activities that link resources to improve overall management of people's lives, including projects that educate, create social awareness, improve access to positive lifestyles and behaviours that lead to improvement of individual wellbeing.

Theme: Healthy living

Priorities
Education for healthy living
Accessible opportunities for sport and exercise

Impact
The improvement of individual well being through initiatives to educate and support healthy living and the prevention of illness for people who are marginalised or disadvantaged.

CCF CODE: H1

Theme: Mental health

Priorities
Improved mental health

Impact
Improved positive lifestyles of people impacted by mental health issues.

CCF CODE: H2

Theme: Disability and chronic ill health

Priorities
Support for people with disabilities

Support for people with chronic or terminal illness
Improved social awareness

Impact
More positive lifestyles and wellbeing for people who are ill or disabled.

CCF CODE: H3