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

Community Chest Grant Scheme 2020/21

The Community Chest grant scheme aims to help small groups and organisations deliver projects which benefit the local community.  This year, we are offering a different opportunity.

All of us, in some way or another, have been affected by COVID-19 and the response that we have seen from our communities in the form of offers of help and assistance has been truly astonishing.

But we also recognise that there are some things that our residents need that only those working on the ground will know about. Therefore, the decision has been made to divert the 2020-21 Community Chest funding of £50,000 to community groups and organisations to help respond to their community’s needs. We are now inviting applications from organisations or groups who require financial help to deliver appropriate projects.

Read the Community Chest Eligibility Criteria [PDF, 0.1MB]

View the Community Impact Assessment and Recovery Report

Apply for a Community Chest Fund

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.

The Local Restrictions Support Grant launched on 16 November 2020. The grant supports businesses that were open as usual, providing services in person to customers from their business premises, but which were then required to close due to lockdown restrictions imposed by the government for the period 5 November to 2 December 2020.

External funding

The following organisations offer support and funding programmes: