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We operate a number of grant aid programmes and provide information on other opportunities available:

Community Chest Grant Scheme 2023/24

Over the last two years, the Community Chest has welcomed applications that focused on helping residents during and recovering from the pandemic. This resulted in the delivery of projects and initiatives developed by the community for the community.

This year we welcome applications from community groups and organisations who would like to help us achieve the following priorities that have been set out within the Corporate Plan for 2023–28:

  • Improving the quality of life and well-being for everyone

  • Keeping people out of crisis

  • Helping people in crisis

  • Lowering carbon emissions

We will be inviting applications from 1 April 2023,  from organisations or groups who require financial help to deliver projects that address one or more of the challenges.

Applications must be for projects that are based in Huntingdonshire, and where the significant majority of beneficiaries are Huntingdonshire residents.

View the Community Chest Eligibility Criteria [PDF, 75Kb]

Apply for Community Chest Grant Scheme

Shop front grant scheme

A grant of up to £10,000 is available for premises in St Ives and Huntingdon that meet the qualifying criteria. You can find out more information and apply for the grant on the Shop Front Grant Scheme page.

Strategic grants

We have two strategic grant partners who are contracted with us until 31 March 2020:

  • Hunts Forum for the provision of infrastructure and support for the voluntary sector
  • Citizens Advice Rural Cambs for the provision of information and advice to Huntingdonshire communities.

Grants for businesses

We provide information for businesses to find out about funding schemes available in Huntingdonshire. This and further information for businesses can be found on our Invest Huntingdonshire website.

Our COVID support grant activity has now concluded. 

External funding

The following organisations offer support and funding programmes: