The fund offers grants from £2,500 up to £10,000 to support organisations that are undertaking charitable work with a connection to homes or housing.

Who can apply?
Non-profit organisations
Maximum grant
Up to £10,000
Eligible area
Within a 15 mile radius of The Cambridge’s branch and store network
1 May, 1 November

Fund criteria

The project must have a connection to homes and housing. This could include:

The project must be located within a 15 mile radius of The Cambridge’s branch and store network, which you can find using their branch finder.

Applications from charities or community groups in a Community Partnership with The Cambridge cannot be accepted.

Examples of funded projects

Cambridge Cyrenians received £10,000 to ensure 25 residents were able to move on successfully from the service, by securing them with items and furnishings required for moving into permanent accommodation.

CHS Group received £6,983 to support 30 women with homelessness and mental health issues to enable them to get on in life and thrive.

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A message from the funder

“The Cambridge Community Fund is how we, at The Cambridge Building Society, make a difference. To us, it means finding new ways to help people have a home. We do this by thinking differently to help those who can’t afford to buy, and by working differently with community partners to improve access to shelter and housing.

The Cambridge Building Society Community Fund is there to support people who need a helping hand through the giving of grants. We know a little financial help can sometimes go a long way. So when times are tough, you can turn to us.”

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