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Hunts Forum is your local 'umbrella' charity for Huntingdonshire.  

We are here to provide information, guidance and support to help voluntary and community organisations set up, develop and grow. 

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District Council Awards £534,000 Funding to the Voluntary Sector


Following the decision in July 2016 to award further funding to support the voluntary sector, Huntingdonshire District Council is pleased to announce that, after a successful tendering process, it has awarded £534,000 in voluntary sector funding for the next three years, in the form of two contracts.

The two contracts will run from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020 and will see the council work with the voluntary and community sector to support the provision of a range of information, advice and guidance to residents of Huntingdonshire. The contracts also seek to support and build capacity in the vibrant voluntary and community sector that exists within the district.

The contract for the provision of information, advice and guidance has been awarded to Rural Cambs Citizens Advice  . The contract will see them continuing to provide high quality professional advice to residents through their online activities, telephone contact, face-to-face offices and the availability of home visits.

The second contract for supporting and building capacity in the voluntary and community sector will see a consortium of Hunts Forum , as the lead organisation, work with Allia  Cambridgeshire ACRE  and Living Sport  . This contract will see a range of support being provided to voluntary and community groups looking to develop volunteer opportunities and engage with volunteers, to develop governance arrangements for new or existing community organisations, develop community resilience, and provide a voice for the sector.

Cllr Ryan Fuller, Executive Councillor with responsibility for voluntary sector and community grants, said: "In making this grant award, the District Council continues to foster its relations with, and support for, the voluntary and community services that exist within Huntingdonshire. We recognise the valuable services that organisations such as Citizens Advice and Hunts Forum provide in supporting our residents, communities and businesses; often adding value to traditional council services, or in some cases providing services directly to the council. With this funding I am confident that we will see a continued strength in the voluntary sector for the benefit of everyone in Huntingdonshire."



Hunts Forum's CEO at No 10!

Julie No 10

Julie was in 10 Downing Street this week at the Barrow Cadbury Trust's roundtable with Charlotte Lawson, special advisor on the voluntary sector/government relations team, on the challenges faced by the voluntary sector.

Following the meeting Julie, together with Barney Maynot NAVCA, had a guided tour and met a famous inhabitant - Larry the cat!!

Julie will make a video blog about the meeting shortly, and it will be posted to our You Tube channel.  


By looking through the 5 sections below, you will be able to access key information for your organisation.

Funding Advice and Support

Information and Resources

Policies and Procedures

Training and Development

Setting up or Developing a group






Latest News

  • Please find attached the latest training programme for Hunts Forum, Support Cambridgeshire and Cambridge CVS.

    NB: Support Cambridgeshire training and events are FREE to all voluntary groups/organisations and charities based in Cambridgeshire.


  • Can you help with case studies please?

     As my work with Regional Voices for this year’s Voluntary Sector Strategic Partner Programme (SPP) comes to a close, I am on the hunt for case studies

  • The Board at Link to Change is very pleased to announce that Sue Jacob-Allen has been appointed as their new Chief Executive. Please read more here

  • Please find attached the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence Partnership, Violence Against Women & Girls Newsletter for January 2017.

  • Transforming Lives Briefing 6

    This briefing aims to keep you up-to-speed with work taking place around Transforming Lives and The Care Act, Older People’s Programme, and the Better Care Fund.

    Word    PDF

  • Please find attached the resource our Ageing Well team recently completed for Public Health England.

     The resource is entitled Changing risk behaviours and promoting cognitive health in older adults: an evidence-based resource for local authorities and commissioners

    This link will take you to the executive summary, the main report and the evidence tables: 



  • The latest edition of the Police & Crime Commissioners newsletter can be found here 

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