Grants of average £3,000 to provide support and relief to those in need, to promote the arts, to protect the environment, and to promote education.

The D&J Lloyd Community First Fund offer grants to support voluntary and community groups working in Cambridgeshire to:

  1. Provide support and relief to those that are in need, in particular those suffering financial hardship, illness, social isolation or homelessness or negative effects of old age.
  2. Promote the arts, in particular but not exclusively work to help those at a disadvantage to take part in arts activities.
  3. Protect the environment and or sites or buildings of historic or architectural importance.
  4. Promote learning, skills development and education (excluding areas of statutory responsibility) to those that are marginalised or excluded from society.
Examples of Funded Projects
Up The Garden Bath CIC received £1,500 to take old unwanted and often fly tipped bathtubs and upcycle them into garden planters in schools, community centres and care homes across Peterborough & Cambridgeshire.

The Froglife Trust received £2,000 to continue the Green Pathways scheme, an outdoor therapy project to help 200 vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to take part in positive activities linked to wildlife and conservation in their local community.

Acting Now CIC received £3,000 to run a theatre project with 12 young woman to reduce their risk of social isolation by improving well being and self esteem.

Wintercomfort received £2,500 to continue and increase the number of job workshops, which helped 120 homeless people get back into work.

Who can apply?
Not-for-profit organisations

Maximum grant
Average £3,000

Eligible area

1st May, 1st November

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