CCF News

Sport for all at the Powerhouse Games

The Powerhouse Games is an inclusive sport event run by Cambridge-based charity Power2Inspire. Supported by a grant from the John Stewart Memorial Fund, the event makes sport inclusive for all with events from sitting volleyball to visually-impaired football. The video below features members of Cambridge University Rugby who helped facilitate the event alongside CCF Trustee Catherine Stewart.

Video credit: University of Cambridge Sport.


Cambridgeshire Charity Vote now open!

Voting has just opened for the Cambridgeshire Charity Vote, with a shortlist of Cambridgeshire-based charities that are in the running to receive a share of £10,000. The vote, run by the Hopkins Charitable Fund, will award £7,000 to the top charity and £2,000 and £1,000 to second and third place respectively.

CCF manages two funds for Hopkins Homes - the Hopkins Homes Building Communities Fund funds projects addressing homelessness, deprivation and supporting vulnerable people, and the Hopkins Homes Winter Crisis Fund provides small grants for individuals to cover their heating costs as well as larger grants for organisations supporting the vulnerable over winter.

Cast your vote here!


Breakthroughs for Cambridge Street Aid

February was a big month for Cambridge Street Aid, which offers grants of up to £750 to homeless individuals to help them get off and stay off the streets. The programme is run by CCF in partnership with Cambridge City Council.

Street Aid recently awarded its 150th grant, which was given to a man looking for work in the construction industry, to pay for a health and safety course and qualification. To date, Street Aid has given out nearly £50,000 in grants to individuals.

Michael O'Toole, CEO of Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, gave an interview on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's weekday breakfast programme about the benefits of the programme for people who want to donate to homeless people but have concerns about where their money will go. You can listen to the interview online here (from 36:50).

Finally, a new contactless donation point for Street Aid was unveiled inside the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre with a launch event on Friday 22nd February. This is the latest contactless donation point to be installed and builds on the success of others at Co-Op stores around the city, at the City Council customer service centre at Mandela House, and at The Guildhall.

Cambridge Street Aid is funded by donations from the public, turning small change into real change. You can read more about Street Aid here.


Cottenham Theatre Workshop supports Cambridge Street Aid

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation is one of two local charities which have received generous support from Cottenham Theatre Workshop's production of Worzel Gummidge.

The Theatre were inspired by the story of a homeless and hungry scarecrow to raise money for those in similar situations in Cambridgeshire. Raffles held at each of the five performances of Worzel Gummidge raised a fantastic £318, split between CCF's Cambridge Street Aid fund and Cottenham Foodbank.

Grants Officer Beth Emmanuel received the donation of £159 from Cottenham Theatre Workshop which could provide shoes, a coat, a suit or bike for someone getting back on their feet.

You can find out more on Cottenham Theatre Workshop's website here.


Fine Art Sale Preview Event

CCF is delighted to announce that one of our Donors, local Auctioneers Cheffins, is hosting a fine art preview event on our behalf on Tuesday 27th November. Complimentary catalogues will be available and bids can be registered on the night for the Fine Art Sale to be held on 28th / 29th November 2018.

At 7pm there will be a talk by Cheffins’ Auctioneer Martin Millard on some of the most fascinating lots going under the hammer in this sale followed by talks from two community projects recently funded by CCF.

This is a great opportunity to preview this fabulous sale and find out more about CCF.

This event is by invitation only. If you would like to keep up to date with and receive invitations for our events please join our invitation list here