Cambridgeshire Communities Innovation Fund
Through the Cambridgeshire Communities Innovation Fund, Cambridgeshire County Council is investing in ideas and expertise that will help keep people, living in the Cambridgeshire County Council area, to be safe, independent and well in their community and reduce demand for Council services.
• Reduce the need for people to use Council services
• Demonstrate the social value of the actions undertaken, and the impact on outcomes for the most vulnerable people in our communities.
Switch Now CIC received £7,875 totrain, support and mentor young adults with learning difficulties to progress towards voluntary, paid or self-employment.
CHS Group received £12,496 to develop more Timebanks across the county, further integrate them with another Time Currency called Time Credits, and enable the Timebanks themselves to become more financially sustainable.
Carers Trust Cambridgeshire received £12,499 to develop carer friendly community hubs, open to all, but particularly targeted at the over 80s as most at risk.