CCF News

Step Up for Grants Officer Harriet

We are pleased to announce that one of our key team members, Harriet Webb is moving into the role of Assistant Grants Manager. Harriet has taken on day-to-day management of  special programmes such as the Amey Community Fund and the Harry Cureton Charitable Trust as well as a host of other essential grant-making activities. In her new role, she will be extending her portfolio of funds and assisting the Grants and Communication Manager to deliver CCF’s grant-making programme. We’d like to thank Harriet for all her hard work and wish her luck in her new role.

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The High Sheriff's 54 mile walk

High Sheriffs take on a personal responsibility for fundraising for charity throughout their year in office.  The High Sheriff for Cambridgeshire, Mr Richard Pemberton, is undertaking a 3 day walk covering 54 miles in Pembrokeshire from Strumble Head to Druidstone. He will be accompanied by his daughter and 18 of her school friends and parents, so it really will be a challenge!

The High Sheriff is inviting all my friends, family and fellow citizens of Cambridgeshire to sponsor him so I can reach his £15,000  target. All the money raised will be used to support charitable projects working with young people through the High Sheriff's Award Scheme.

To sponsor Richard please go his JustGiving page



We are excited to receive copies of the second edition of our brand new magazine. In issue 2 we explain how to set up a charitable fund with us, how Marshall of Cambridge supports the local community and how important volunteering both for CCF and for charities across the county. Download the latest issue of THE FORUM.


High Sheriff Awards

The 16-17 High Sheriff Awards took place in Huntingdon on 2 March. 8 groups received certificates and had the opportunity to discuss their projects with the High Sheriff and other guests.

Sir David Arculus, the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, is pictured with two of the team from Young People March.  Turtle Dove Cambridge, Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, The Froglife Trust, Reuseful UK, Viva Arts and Community Group, Sawston Youth Group and Histon & Impington Parish Council also attended and collected awards.


Young people celebrate Youth Fund success at Awards event

Young people from across the county gathered in Cambridgeshire Police Headquarters last night to celebrate their achievements with Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite.

The groups were invited to meet the Commissioner as recipients of his Youth Fund, which has seen £27,000 awarded over the past year.

Now in its 3rd year, and managed by Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, the Youth Fund was set up in 2014 to help young people engage in positive activities. Grants of up to £2,000 are available to charities and community groups.

East Cambridgeshire Youth Consultation Panel, The Froglife Trust, and Right Resolution CIC have all been awarded funding from the Commissioner’s Youth Fund in the latest round.

East Cambs Youth Consultation Panel receive £1,754 towards equipment to support a social media project, The Froglife Trust in Peterborough get £2,000 to run a scheme that encourages young people to take part in conservation activities; and £2,000 goes to Right Resolution CIC, to help care-leavers move into education, training or employment.

Jane Darlington, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire Community Foundation said:

“The young people here tonight should be very proud of what they have achieved. Groups like this make a real difference to their communities.”

Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite added:

“I was thrilled to see so many young people here last night. I was told that, after receiving funding from my Youth Fund, one charity went on to attract money from Children in Need. It is heart-warming to see how a small amount of money can make such a significant difference and lead to more young people benefitting from the charities. ”

A host of diversionary projects have benefitted from the fund since its launch, including Peterborough Bangladesh Welfare Association UK who received funding to run regular sports training sessions for disadvantaged young people and Ramsey Neighbourhood who used the funding to enable youth group members to run projects building links with other community groups.

A new round of funding will be launched in April with a focus on encouraging young people to get involved in volunteering and social action. If you are planning such a project, or are part of a local group that supports or engages with young people in Cambridgeshire, check the websites of Cambridgeshire Community Foundation ( and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner ( at the start of April to look for details.