East Cambs Community Fund

Started by a significant capital donation from East Cambs District Council and followed by other donors that care about the District, the East Cambridgeshire Community Fund makes small grants to support small, local voluntary and community groups and organisations that are undertaking charitable work in East Cambridgeshire.

Under the Grassroots Programme, which ran between 2008 and 2011, capital donations were enhanced by a government match. Each year these invested sums produce income that is added to the Fund and then available to make grants.

The focus of the Fund is to support projects that are working with one or more of the following aims:

  • To Create Safer & Cleaner Communities
  • To Promote Health & Wellbeing
  • To Encourage Sustainable Growth
  • To Achieve Better Outcomes for Children & Young People
  • To Support Business, Skills & Enterprise Development
  • To Promote Involved Communities

Funded Projects

The Cambridgeshire Police Shrievalty Trust received £3,000 to carry out at least 15 visits to secure homes of Domestic Abuse vicitims in East Cambs.

Community CART received £1,000 to run an existing health program called GOBB 4 girlz designed to tackle a variety of issues with for a predominantly new group of female students from Witchford Village College aged 13 - 16.

Little Downham Youth Group received £400 for core funding for three youth clubs and funding for a fully trained youth worker to visit local village school.

Haddenham Day Centre received £400 for a lunch outing for day centre members.

The Connections Bus Project received £1,000 for the provision of mobile youth work facilities into four additional venues.

The Prospects Trust  received £1,675 to establish a small stand alone project based around Eco-therapy, converting a small area of land and an old polytunnel into a space to grow rather than to produce products for sale.