Cambridge Street Aid offers individual grants to help people with a background of living on the city’s streets. The grants provide practical support to help people get off, and stay off, the streets.

We work with local charities who can refer individuals for a grant of up to £250 or £750. Applications can only be made by referring organisations.

Who can apply?
Referring agents on behalf of individuals who are or have been street homeless.
Maximum grant
Up to £250 or £750 (see guidance)
Eligible area
Cambridge City

How to apply

All applications for a Cambridge Street Aid grant should be submitted by a referring agency or other organisation on behalf of the homeless person who needs assistance. The organisation can be in the voluntary sector or a local authority which has assessed the person’s individual circumstances and can confirm that they are in need of financial help that cannot be found elsewhere. Grants will be paid to the referring organisation to use the money for the purpose agreed.

There are three main criteria that people must meet in order to be eligible for a Street Aid grant:

Grants of up to £250 are available for people in emergency or temporary accommodation. Grants of up to £750 can be requested for people who have an offer of stable accommodation.

The fund is not for crisis support. The aim is to enable change which has a longer term impact on the beneficiary’s life.

Grants must be spent within 2 months of receiving the grant money.

The fund has a limit of one award per person in any six-month period and two awards in total per person, unless there are exceptional circumstances that are explained in the application. Please note that unsuccessful applications will not be counted towards this total.

Apply for a grant

Please familiarise yourself with the detailed application guidance document and the recent changes, before completing the online application form.

Support Cambridge Street Aid

Cambridge Street Aid is only able to help thanks to the generosity of those who donate money and fundraise for us. You can make a donation online, set up Easy Fundraising to give at no extra cost to you when you shop with online retailers, or get in touch if you’re interested in fundraising for us.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about Cambridge Street Aid, please email streetaid@cambridge.gov.uk or call 01223 457088.