Innovate & Cultivate Fund advice event

Innovate and Cultivate Fund Advice Session


Do you want to talk through your idea for Cambridgeshire County Council's Innovate and CultivateFund before you submit your application?   If so, book a place on our  Innovate and Cultivate Fund Advice Session  on Thursday 8 February, 9:45am-12pm at Ely Community Centre.


The aim of the fund is to support initiatives that strengthen our 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 families services, and the waste service.


So how do you apply?

The fund is open to voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations based in and outside of Cambridgeshire, and public sector organisations in Cambridgeshire.


The Innovate and Cultivate Fund has two funding streams: a 'Cultivate' stream for small grants of £2,000-£10,000 and an 'Innovate' stream for larger grants of up to £50,000. Deadlines for the next round of applications are:

·          9  March  - large Innovate grants

·          1  May - small Cultivate grants


Applications and further information about the fund may be found on the  Cambridgeshire Community Foundation website.


Book an Innovate and Cultivate Fund application advice appointment

Please  book here for a one-to-one application advice appointment to discuss your project ideas with a relevant service expert. You may also book a group advice session on writing a good application or sourcing data to support your application.   


Please note, we are expecting the appointments to be in high demand and whilst we are making every effort to fit in as many people as we can, if you do not make an appointment in advance it is unlikely you will be able to be seen by one of our experts on the day.


If you have any queries about the application advice sessions please email  Cambridgeshire Community Foundation can answer questions about applying for the Fund