The Harry Cureton Fund supports healthcare in Peterborough and the area covered by Peterborough & Stamford hospitals. The Fund was established as a result of the generosity of the late Harry Cureton, who lived at Eye near Peterborough and donated a large lottery win to help local people. The Fund supports both individuals requiring medical equipment and organisations who carry out healthcare activities.

We would like to highlight that applications are encouraged from local charitable or community organisations that are supporting the health and wellbeing of all refugees and asylum seekers in the Peterborough area.

Applications of up to £20,000 are invited for any healthcare activity that cannot be covered by a surgery, the NHS or another source. This might include:

  • Preservation and promotion of good health and education about health issues
  • Provision of palliative care in relation to terminal or chronic conditions
  • Relief and treatment of all forms of physical and mental illness and rehabilitation from such illness

Recent funding has been awarded for activities such as practical and emotional support through peer groups and one-to-one support, counselling sessions, healthy cookery sessions and gentle gardening workshops, self-care and confidence building sessions, and wellbeing support through coaching, listening services and mentoring.

The Fund is also encouraging applications from groups who are providing support and relief for people with long COVID.

More information on what can be funded can be seen on the Harry Cureton Fund website.

Please also visit our How to Apply page to see our 10-step guide that explains the process of applying for a grant from CCF and to ensure your group is eligible for funding. Please send in your applications by 11:59pm on Monday 1st August 2022. The application forms can be found here.

This round of funding is for projects starting from October 2022. If your project requires an urgent start, please apply at your earliest convenience and your application may be considered out of round.