The Hubert Julian Grassroots Endowment Fund
The Hubert Julian Grassroots Endowment Fund is invested and each year the fund makes small grants to support small, local voluntary and community groups and organisations that are undertaking charitable work in Cambridgeshire.
Grants are given to those projects helping people that face disadvantage and to those that engage and support local people, and therefore build stronger, healthier, inclusive and sustainable communities.
The fund focuses around CCF's 'Improving Lives' funding stream which supports the following core grant programmes: Children and Families, Adults facing life crisis and Adults with health conditions.
Recent grant awards include:
Red2Green was awarded £1,700 to provide therapy to university students who are living with Asperger Syndrome, using a dog to assist with the therapy session.
Meadows Children and Family Wing was given £2,000 towards salaries of Family Support Workers who help local families.
Little Bookworms – Ross Street Community Library was given £900 to pay running expenses to stop the community library from closing.
Papworth Team Ministry was awarded a grant of £1,500 towards a summer Holiday Club for senior citizen’s.
The Peterborough & Fenland Rethink Carers Group was given £900 to continue to provide support to the carers of those with chronic mental ill-health and the ones they care for.
Harston and District Village Warden Trust received a grant of £500 to employ a warden who makes daily telephone calls, weekly visits and carries out small tasks such as shopping and contact with statutory agencies.