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How does it work?

Each year, £50,000 (£75,000 in the first year) will be put into the Community Chest to fund projects that Cambridge Road Estate (CRE) residents support and value. There are two pots of funding:

  • Small grants — providing up to £300 to CRE residents for a community project.
  • Large grants — providing up to £5,000 to organisations for a community project.

There are four rounds of funding applications each year (March, June, September, and December) and applications will be decided by the Cambridge Road Estate Community Board who will score all applications and make a decision based on the funding available, the highest scores, and the social value priorities. To find out more about the Cambridge Road Estate Community Board click here.

The deadline for the second round of applications will be midday (12 noon), 14 March 2023.

Making an application

For more detailed information, our Community Chest Guidance Document is available below.

You can apply online using the online (Google form) or Word document. The application forms are available below.

To apply for the Community Chest small grants:

To support residents who may be making this type of application for the first time, an example application for the small grant scheme is here.

To apply for the Community Chest large grants:

If you have any questions on the grant programme, please contact the Design and Delivery Team.