Community organisations in South Cambridgeshire benefited from £500,000 in council grants in 2023.

The funding was awarded through nine grant schemes with focus areas including promoting community wellbeing, environmental sustainability and inclusive participation.

Six grants amounting to £71,708 were given out through Mobile Warden Schemes, which support older people to live independently in their homes - with Litlington and the Mordens among the recipients.

Melbourn Parish Council was one of 49 parish councils to receive trees worth £4,973 through the six free trees scheme.

Five leisure centres, including Melbourn Sports Centre, each received £1,000 to restart fitness classes that stopped during Covid.

Care Network Cambridgeshire received £8,000 for community car schemes to assist the elderly and vulnerable within South Cambs.


Nine applicants were awarded a share of £125,091 as part of the Zero Carbon Communities grant scheme, which helps organisations take action on climate change.

South Cambridgeshire District Council’s lead cabinet member for communities, Cllr Bill Handley, said: "It is amazing to see how much funding we have been able to grant and the difference it is making to our communities.

"This funding allows for the start up and development of a wide range of local initiatives which can be enjoyed by all."