Cambridge Aid

Helping local people in financial crisis since 1880.

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Cambridge Aid

Helping local people in financial crisis since 1880.

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Cambridge Aid

Helping local people in financial crisis since 1880.

Home Get Help Join Our Team

Cambridge Aid

Helping local people in financial crisis since 1880.

Home Get Help Join Our Team

Cambridge Aid

Helping local people in financial crisis since 1880.

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Checklist

Before you apply would you please check that your applicant has not been given a Cambridge Aid grant for the same/similar request by another organisation in the last 12 months.

Please read through the following checklist BEFORE submitting an application:

  • £150 is our usual maximum grant, in exceptional cases, we may go slightly higher
  • 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 or fridge/freezer
  • 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:

 

Thank you, the online application form can be found 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

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