Public Sector Services

Public sector bodies, currently subject to major funding cuts, need to ensure the services they deliver are cost effective, and delivered in an accessible and customer focused way through systems which are fast and robust.

CCF has extensive experience of running successful grant making programmes. We have worked with many public bodies including Cambridgeshire County Council, East Cambs District Council, Cambridge City Council, Peterborough City Council, the Office of the Civic Society and the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

We offer full support as follows…

  • We raise awareness of funds available through our grants e-bulletin, on our website, through the CVS network, at funding fairs, through Press material etc
  • We can also create fundraising appeals to raise funds from the general public or local businesses
  • We support applicants to apply for a grant (including advice on governance, management and projects)
  • We assess applications received through review and telephone interview
  • We make recommendations as to grants that should be awarded 
  • We consult with the funder to seek their input, or advise them which grants have been made in their name, in accordance with their criteria 
  • We manage the payment process
  • We monitor progress and outcomes
  • We report back regularly to funders about the impact of their grant
  • We help grant recipients access other sources of funding, increase their profile and  fundraising capabilities, and develop sustainable groups for the future

We’re happy to tailor the way we work to meet your needs. If you want us to create a network for your funded groups, run a facebook campaign, organise events, link with other service providers or find other resources such as volunteers, we can help.

For more information, please call Michael O’Toole on 01223 410535.

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Cambridgeshire Community Foundation
Hangar One, The Airport
Newmarket Road
Cambridge CB5 8TG

Registered Charity 1103314