Up to £2,000 to support social need in and around Ely, East Cambridgeshire.

The Lovewell Blake Fund supports community and voluntary activity in parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Applicants in Norfolk should apply via Norfolk Community Foundation, and in Suffolk via Suffolk Community Foundation.

Applications for projects in Ely and the surrounding area are invited through Cambridgeshire Community Foundation.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for charitable, voluntary and community groups that are addressing social need. The Fund aims to benefit smaller, often lesser-known community-based organisations where small grants can make a real difference to a particular project – making possible something that would not otherwise happen.

This funding can support:

  • Small local groups with an annual income of less than £50,000.
  • Activities with a high level of volunteer involvement.
  • Small capital items, such as sports equipment.
  • Larger capital items, but only when the organisation has the majority of funding in place at the point of application.

This funding cannot support:

  • Larger organisations with an annual income of over £50,000.
  • Funding for ongoing service delivery, as the Lovewell Blake Fund will not support operational costs.
  • Staff costs.
  • Larger capital items where the majority of the funding has not already been obtained.
Examples of Funded Projects

The Prospects Trust received £2,000 towards creating a weatherproof pod within the farm’s 18 acres to ensure 75 people with additional needs can safely continue their work outdoors.

Wilburton Cricket Club received £2,000 to purchase new mobile cricket nets for use in the village and surrounding villages for about 300 people.

Little Miracles CIO received £1,500 to provide role play kitchen equipment to increase the understanding of social skills for children with additional needs, especially those with autism.

Who can apply?
Not-for-profit organisations

Maximum grant

Eligible area
East Cambridgeshire

1st August (applications may be accepted up to 1st November)

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