Need some additional funding for your project? Cambridge BID has set aside some limited funding to support applications from external organisations for creative and engaging projects that would support, compliment or add to the BID’s objectives.


What is Cambridge BID?

Cambridge BID is an organisation set up, and funded, by Cambridge businesses and other commercial organisations to enhance the experience of the City Centre – the BID geographical area – and to promote our exceptional city for residents, businesses and visitors alike.

How much can you apply for?

In the financial year starting in April 2019 and ending in March 2020, the total sum available to be shared between all projects is a maximum of £15,000.

Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis, please contact for more information.


Businesses or other organisations, including charities, residents’ organisations, within or beyond the BID area (these may also include BID levy-payers who have paid their levy in full).

Examples of events we have supported include Cambridge History Festival, Open Cambridge, Cambridge Jazz Festival, Festival of Ideas and In your Way Festival.

Please note, this grant pot is not intended to fund capital projects.


At the beginning of your application please specify which BID work-stream or work-streams the project fits into. Your project will need to meet one or more of the three work-streams of the BID listed below:

Welcome - Create a vibrant and world class destination delivering a variety of promotions and events that animate and entertain

Experience - Working with key stakeholders within the city to coordinate, organise and deliver a range of projects to create a welcoming, friendly city for all to enjoy 

Support - Enable greater strategic connectivity for BID businesses and give them the tools required to trade successfully in this world-class platform

How to apply?

Please download, read, complete and return the documents below to

If you would like an informal discussion about your application or have any additional question then please contact the same email address.

Cambridge BID will review each application as they come in and will respond with a decision within a 6 week time period.  Please take this into account when submitting your application. 

Cambridge BID may come back to you with questions regarding the application during this process.