CCF News Archive

2020

What to do if your project is affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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We recognise that the covid-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an impact on the work of charitable groups in Cambridgeshire and beyond, and want to offer reassurance that we stand with the sector during this time. We wish to be as helpful as possible during the coming weeks and months so that groups can focus on the vital work of supporting people in our communities. We understand that there will be times when staff and volunteers will not be available, when beneficiaries may need services to be provided in different ways, or when systems need to be flexible to ensure that needs are met.

If your project funded by us is affected by the covid-19 outbreak, please contact us on info@cambscf.org.uk outlining your concerns in writing and we will review on a case-by-case basis. We are committed to:

  • Adapting activities – we recognise that you may experience difficulties achieving some of the outputs or outcomes we agreed for your grant during the outbreak, so please let us know if you are affected in this way.
  • Discussing dates – we don’t want to add pressure, so if you think you will struggle to meet a reporting deadline please get in touch with us so that we can agree a more realistic time for you. Please do include new suggested timings in your email.
  • Listening to you – we are here if you want to talk to us about the situation you’re facing, but we’ll wait for you to call us so that these conversations are at the right time for you.

Please note that project changes can only be made if you inform us in writing in advance so please keep in touch.

 

Women and girls projects in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough receive major funding boost

Grassroots groups working in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have received much-needed grants worth over £40,000 to help support local women and girls facing a range of challenges.

Five projects have received grants of between £5,000 - £10,000. This is the second time we have awarded groups money from the Tampon Tax Community Fund to help women and girls experiencing issues such as period poverty, domestic and sexual abuse and mental health.

Collectively as a network, UK Community Foundations is one of the UK’s largest grant-makers and was asked by the government to distribute the largest share of the funding raised through the levy on sanitary products through its network of community foundations. A total of £6.9 million has been awarded nationally to grassroots groups in the two rounds of funding.

The projects being funded:

  • Peterborough Women's Aid has received £9,000 to provide a Women's Support Worker, workshops and outings benefitting women who are survivors of domestic abuse.
  • Turtle Dove Cambridge has received £9,000 to pilot an alternative education provision and offer an 8-10 week 1:1 support programme for young women.
  • Wisbech Community Development Trust has received £8,000 to provide yoga sessions and confidence courses for women who have suffered domestic or sexual abuse.
  • One Voice 4 Travellers has received £9,217 to hold employment workshops for domestic abuse survivors in East Cambs and Fenland to enable them to reduce family poverty through securing of employment.
  • Peterborough Rape Crisis Care Group has received £5,000 to train the phone, text and app volunteer team who support women and girls in crisis who live in rural communities.

Photo: a previous Turtle Dove Cambridge project that enabled young women to hold a tea party for older people in their community.