Cambscuisine Community Fund
Founded in 2001, Cambscuisine operates 9 restaurants in and around Cambridge and is a family-run business with roots deep in the local area. They are committed to supporting charities around Cambridge who aim to improve the lives of people who are socially disadvantaged. They already have many charitable programmes in place including paid staff volunteering days and a Back To Work Scheme.
The Cambscuisine Community Fund offers grants to support local voluntary groups, community groups and organisations that are undertaking charitable work with the aim to help people that face disadvantage and to those that engage and support local people, and therefore build stronger, healthier, inclusive and sustainable communities.
Grants will be predominantly made to assist charitable projects in Cambridge, but a wider geography may be considered for projects within a 10 mile radius of Cambscuisine locations. These can be seen on the Cambscuisine website.
Cogwheel Trust CIO received £2,240 to provide weekly counselling sessions for 7-13 vulnerable and financially disadvantaged men to improve mental well-being and reduce the risk of becoming homeless.
Turtle Dove Cambridge CIC received £5,132 to provide specific employment training and emotional support to 12 young women facing disadvantage.
CHS Group received £15,641 to run an Outreach Employment Advice Service for 50 people who are homeless or vulnerably housed in Cambridge to enable them to move on with their lives.
Cambridge Cyrenians received £3,000 to run the Meaningful Activities project to empower homeless or vulnerably housed people to undertake training and work experience to learn new skills, earn qualifications and ultimately move into, or towards, employment.
Wintercomfort received £3,300 to support 50 homeless people into work by providing IDs, bus passes or bikes, and a one-off cost of living allowance once they're employed.