Voluntary and community organisations continue to face difficulties in raising funds.
We are here to help you find the funds you need for your organisation
How can we help?
- We can identify potential funders
- We can support you to prepare a funding application
- VCAEC and East Cambridgeshire District Council have produced a funding toolkit which will help Voluntary and Community organisations based in East Cambridgeshire improve the quality of funding applications they submit and by doing so increase the chances of a successful bid.
Other useful places to gather information are the NCVO Alamanac and Cambs Insight. Here you can find out statistics that can help you with your funding application.
Other organisations and helpful websites:
- Big Lottery Fund are responsible for distributing over £650 million each year (40 per cent) of all the money raised for good causes by the National Lottery. This totals around £6 billion since 2004.
- Heritage Lottery Fund is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK with funds of over £375 million to invest each year. It offers grants from £3000.
- The National Council for Voluntary Organisations. NCVO represents and supports the voluntary sector and volunteering. Members (membership is free for organisations with an income below £30,000) receive a number of benefits including funding support.
- Funding Central is a free resource for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises based in England. They list thousands of funding and finance opportunities, plus a wealth of tools and information supporting you to develop a sustainable income strategy.
- Lloyds Bank Foundation Their funding programmes offer short and long term grants. Support is adapted to the needs of small and medium sized charities that are committed to delivering work which breaks or prevents cycles of disadvantage.
- Cambridgeshire Community Foundation Cambridgeshire Community Foundation manages a range of charitable trust funds on behalf of a growing number of individuals and organisations. Details of some of the funds are listed on the website.
- East Cambridgeshire Grants The aim of these grants schemes is to work in partnership with local communities to provide new and innovative community services and initiatives which develop the quality of life in East Cambridgeshire
- Cambridge Building Society Cash for the Community Working with the Cambridge News, the scheme offers financial support to local community groups as well as raising awareness of the great work they do
Local supermarkets Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda and the Co-Op all have community funding schemes. Ask to speak to the local Community Champion in store.
Other local organsations:
Rotary Clubs, Lions, Masons, Probus and the Inner Wheel.