The COVID-19 situation is not preventing us from giving grants, but we ask that you please use the online application form, rather than the post.
Cambridge Aid (formerly Cambridge Central Aid Society) is a registered charity and a point of last resort for those in desperate need within Cambridge and its surrounding villages.
You can view our Annual Reports and Accounts here.
Cambridge Aid in Numbers
Approx. Relief Provided per Year
of all Donations go to Those in Need
Maximum grant per recipient
of all donations go to those in Cambridge who desperately need help
of grant recipients experience some form of mental health difficulty
of grant recipients have experienced some form of domestic abuse
of grants go towards providing children with clothes & shoes
Cambridge is the UK’s Most Unequal City. Together, We Can Help Make a Difference.
Through our aid, we empower individuals, help them to retain their dignity, and remind them that their community cares about them. Around half our aid is for the benefit of children and many recipients are single parents.
Every request given to Cambridge Aid is carefully scrutinised by our Trustees, without passing personal judgement. Most requests receive positive responses and we also make many suggestions for additional sources of help.
“I want to say a huge big thank you to Cambridge Aid for all the funds you have given the families and individuals throughout the year.
It has made such a difference to many families – not just for the essentials, and I can’t tell you how often people have been in tears as the gesture is so poignant for them. The money will definitely make such a difference to the families this year.“
– Financial Inclusion Officer
Cambridge City Council
Produced by Joe Cook & Abdullah Shah for Varsity. Archival footage: the British Council & Richard Wexler Statistics: Cambridge City Council & The Guardian