Please read through the following checklist BEFORE submitting an application:

  • £150 is our average grant size, with £200 as the normal maximum. We may go higher for those sponsored by a mental health specialist.
  • One grant per 12 month period unless there has been a significant change in the applicant’s circumstances (for example, moved home, separated, lost job, a major illness, a new baby born into very financially challenged home)
  • Have you tried the Cambridgeshire Local Assistance Scheme (CLAS), especially for a cooker which they may pay to install?
  • We do not help with rent, deposits, mortgage payments, catalogue or credit card debts, loans, fines or court costs
  • In the General Background box please mention if bereavement, separation, domestic violence/abuse, physical or mental infirmity are relevant. If the applicant is not in work, please indicate why
  • If the client is moving please tell us when and whether the address you give is the current or future one
  • Please be clear where you want a cheque or store card delivered to (normally to you at the organisation address, not the client unless specifically agreed by us and the applicant has a secure letterbox)


Other Charities to consider that may be able to help:


See Online Application Form Here.

"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

"Our recipient is very grateful for the help received, she can now start a new life in a new home. She is so happy to have doors again and a safe, clean home.
Thank you.

- Maria

The Red Hen Project

"Cambridge Aid are doing remarkable life-saving work at this extremely difficult time, when there is much hardship & anxiety."

- Margaret

Great St. Mary's Church, Cambridge

"We are so grateful to Cambridge Aid for their support. In providing funding for Debt Relief Orders, they enable us to give our clients a new start; to be able to live again, free from the fear (and often shame) of unmanageable debt."

- Fiona
Centre Manager

Cambridge Money Advice Centre

Get In Touch

For sponsors, please contact us if you have any questions using the form below.

If you are looking to get help from us, you need a sponsor to fill in the application form.
You can find more information here.

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