This fund offers grants of up to £5,000 for community organisations to improve nature where they live. Grants are awarded for capital expenditure only, where this directly increases nature in local green spaces. Please familiarise yourself with the information and links on this page before using the button at the bottom to apply. This fund has its own specific application form.

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority logo
Who can apply?
Non-profit organisations
Maximum grant
Up to £5,000
Eligible area
Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough)
1 May, 1 November

About the fund

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fund for Nature has been established by a generous grant from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and is being managed by Natural Cambridgeshire, the local nature partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, working in partnership with the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation.

Fund criteria

Project eligibility

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Fund for Nature seeks to fund projects that support community-led nature recovery in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough that will do one or more of the following:

To be considered for funding, your project must show how it will support nature recovery in your community, including how it will help towards the development of a Local Nature Recovery Plan for your village, town or ward. To guide your answer, please refer to the principles outlined in Natural Cambridgeshire’s Local Nature Recovery Toolkit (see page 2). You may also wish to refer to the one-page summary document.

This fund offers grants for capital expenditure only. You can apply for:

The fund will not cover any other project-related costs, such as staff costs, operational or overhead costs, IT costs, publicity and marketing costs, event and catering costs or surveys.

If your project involves buildings, land or objects, you will be asked to confirm ownership. If you are not the owner, please tell us what agreement you have with the owners to undertake the planned work.

Local Nature Recovery Plan documents

Who can apply

Required supporting documentation

As well as the standard documentation requested in the application form, this fund also requires you to submit the following as email attachments to info@cambscf.org.uk:

Preparing your application

Applications can only be submitted online, using the online application form link below.

However, if you wish to prepare your application before completing the online form, please use the following template to practice and collaborate with others on your answers. We cannot accept this document as a hard copy application.

Download a copy of the application form questions

Apply for a grant

Help us provide better support

We want to understand what will encourage more local communities to get involved in looking after the green spaces where they live. We would be grateful if you could please complete a short questionnaire in relation to your project, and please return it to info@cambscf.org.uk

Download the one-page questionnaire

Donate to support the fund

If you would like to make a donation to augment the funds available to support community-led local nature recovery projects in Cambridgeshire (including Peterborough), including for a specific geographical area or for a particular habitat type or species, please email fund@naturalcambridgeshire.org.uk to discuss this further.

Download logos

If you require other variations of the Foundation’s logos, please refer to the application guidance for more options. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please email info@cambscf.org.uk