Cinnamon UK

Cambridgeshire Micro-Grant Interest Form

CHURCH AND CIVIC PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY 

Cinnamon invites churches in Cambridgeshire to participate in a partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, in which targeted social action projects will be established  in high-need, low-capacity communities. 

We believe that churches are well placed to offer support for those most likely to be impacted by the reduced budgets of local authorities around the country. 

In this partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council, local churches will have the opportunity to reduce demand on services by making a lasting difference in the lives of the vulnerable and marginalised. 

Participating churches will receive: 

Depending on the project selected and the location, participating churches will be partnered with Cambridgeshire County Council. Our Advisor, Nick Amis, will contact you with further information. 

If you have any queries, you may contact the team HERE. 

Frequently asked questions 

Who we fund 

A local church, or group of churches working in partnership.  A church should be a registered charity with up-to-date accounts. 

What are Cinnamon Micro-grants for? 

Micro-grants are to help churches with the cost of setting up a Recommended Project. 

What we give 

A Cinnamon Micro-grant is a single payment of £2,000 made directly to the applicant church. Cinnamon Micro-grants have to be match funded to the same value. Match funding can include the value of: cash, gifts in kind, premises, professional pro-bono services, asset items and salaries. 

Where must I be based? 

Cambridgeshire 

What will be expected from my church? 

Aside from our standard terms and conditions, which are set out in the Cinnamon Micro-grant application form, Cinnamon has the following expectations on participating churches.  

  1. Partnership working: to work closely with the Cinnamon Advisor throughout the partnership and to engage with representatives of Cambridgeshire County Council as required. 
  2. Cinnamon Volunteer Training: to send project leaders and volunteers to these training opportunities.
  3. Attend strategic meetings: participating churches will be invited to attend two strategic meetings at which progress and learning will be shared.  

We aim to give you an answer within six weeks of receipt of application  

Before you apply, please: 

  1. Discuss your idea with the Cinnamon Advisor for Cambridgeshire.
    Nick Amis: nickamis@cinnamonnetwork.co.uk, 07979 366654 
  1. Sign up with the Recommended Project. you wish to start. 

If you meet the criteriaplease enter your name and email on this page and you will be sent the application form. Please note all Cinnamon Micro-grants are subject to availability and eligibility, as listed above. 

Please also note:
Our normal turnaround time to process Micro-grant applications is 6 weeks, although sometimes it can take longer.

(We strongly recommend you speak to a Cinnamon ADVISOR first. See Nick Amis's contact details on the panel, left)