Community Grant Potential

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Community groups are being urged to apply for grants of up to £1000 being offered by East Cambridgeshire District Council.

The money can be spent on new or existing projects designed to improve the quality of life for residents.

The Baby Bank at Fordham which was established 3 years ago to collect baby goods to distribute to those in need, was recently successful in applying for a grant.

Cilla Palmer, who organises the outreach project, said: “We are very grateful to the council for its Community Grant Fund donation. On average 200 people a month use the Baby Bank and we are seeing demand for our services soar.

“We are fortunate in that we receive many donations of clothes and equipment, but milk and nappies are hard to come by and this grant has helped us to increase our stock at a time when parents need help the most.”

The East Cambridgeshire Community Fund will be open to applications between 19 August and 30 February 2022. 

There must be evidence of how the project meets local need, involves and empowers local people, ensures equality of access and an indication of how the project will be sustained. This grant scheme cannot give capital funding for buildings but can be used to buy equipment for the project.

Up to 75% of the project costs can be sought, with a minimum grant of £250 and a maximum grant of £1000 payable.

ECDC require 25% of the total project cost as cash or in-kind match funding. 

Only one grant per group/organisation may be awarded in any financial year (April - March).