Community Chest grants

The Community Chest Grants scheme is available to voluntary and community sector groups and parish councils.

Some funding is still up for grabs this financial year (2017/18) for voluntary and community groups, charities and parish councils who all work towards improving the quality of village life for local people. 

Grants of up to £1,000 are available for:

  • Improvements to community facilities
  • Repairs to historic buildings/monuments/memorials
  • Tree and hedge planting schemes
  • Equipment and materials
  • Start-up costs

Grant applications are accepted at any time, until the funding runs out, and can completely or partially cover the costs of a project, equipment or work.

Funding is allocated on a first come, first served basis and awards are decided at the Finance and Staffing Portfolio Holder's meeting (usually monthly).

The maximum amount that can be awarded to an individual parish is £3,000. Cambourne, Comberton, Cottenham, Grantchester, Linton & Whittlesford have received the maximum amount for the 2017/18 financial year. All applicants  are advised to contact us to check the current position prior to applying, as limited funding remains available.

Please review the guidance notes for eligibility criteria and the type of projects that can be funded before applying for funding using our online form.

A printable version of the form can be downloaded

The Community Chest Scheme for 2018/19 will open for applications on 1 April 2018.  From this date the guidance notes and application from will be available on this page.

If you require assistance please contact Liz Davy on elizabeth.davy@scambs.gov.uk or 01954 713111

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