‘Innovate and Cultivate’ project funding for local organisations

Applications are still open to Cambridgeshire County Council’s Innovate and Cultivate Fund – and now local organisations can book one-to-one advice appointments before submitting funding applications.

An Innovate and Cultivate Fund Advice Session will take place on Thursday 8 February, from 9:45am to 12:00noon at Ely Community Centre.  Interested organisations will need to book here for an appointment.

The aim of the Innovate and Cultivate Fund is to support initiatives that strengthen  communities and reduce pressure on County Council services, thereby giving a return on investment. Council services that are inviting applications include adult social care, children and family services, and the county council’s waste service.

The fund is open to voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations based in or beyond Cambridgeshire, and public sector organisations in Cambridgeshire. It has two funding streams:

  • a ‘Cultivate’ stream for small grants of £2,000-£10,000
  • an ‘Innovate’ stream for larger grants of up to £50,000.

Deadlines for the next round of applications are:

  • Friday 9 March  – large ‘Innovate’ grants
  • Tuesday 1 May – small ‘Cultivate’ grants.

Applications and further information about the fund can be found on the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation website. If you have any queries about the application advice sessions please email lianne.parrett@cambridgeshire.gov.uk.  Cambridgeshire Community Foundation info@cambscf.org.uk can answer questions about applying for the Fund.

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