Due to the threat of Coronavirus on the safety of our Trustees,we will be making grants by cheque and post, store cards will only be issued in exceptional cases. Please contact us before submitting an application if a store card is required. .

Cambridge Aid (Formerly Cambridge Central Aid Society) dates back to 1880 for the relief of poverty amongst Cambridge residents and those within 15 miles of Cambridge.

Objects for the Charity (Registration Number 204327)

 -To assess need based on information received and give appropriate financial support in individual cases of social distress or difficulty in Cambridge and its environs.

 -To receive and distribute monies donated for this purpose.

A Brief Overview (more on other pages)

We offer financial help to individuals and families in need, whilst the referring organisation may be dealing with the underlying causes of distress. The grants give comfort, provide basic essential needs and help to maintain dignity.

The Society seeks donations from various local organisations, trusts, charities and individuals. The funds are administered by voluntary Trustees who meet fortnightly to consider applications for support which are submitted on behalf of individuals or families. The Society is recognised as offering a rapid and flexible response with minimal overhead costs.

You can view our Annual Reports and Accounts via this Charity Commission link.

If you are interested in becoming a trustee please check out this link