The High Sheriff’s Fund
Groups can apply for grants which will be awarded to projects that enable young people to gain new skills and confidence, such that they can volunteer in their community for the benefit of others.
What is the High Sheriff's Fund?
A High Sheriff is appointed by Her Majesty at a meeting of the Privy Council, for one year. The Office of High Sheriff is over 1,000 years old and the key elements of the role are supporting those who administer law and order.
It is an apolitical role, undertaken on a voluntary basis, at no cost to the public purse and so is well suited to lending support and encouragement to charities, community groups and voluntary services.
The High Sheriff’s Fund was established in Cambridgeshire over 18 years ago to support this charitable work. It recognises achievement and awards grants to projects involving young people in positive activities which benefit the community. The Cambridgeshire High Sheriff’s Fund is managed by the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation.
Here are some of the recipients of a High Sheriff's Award and how it is helped them: