Cambridge Newspapers Charity Fund

Press Relief – A Community Fund founded by Cambridge Newspapers Ltd

What is Press Relief?

A registered charity formed by the Cambridge News in 2003, the charity’s aim is to raise social educational and health welfare of people with specific needs, in the Cambridge area.  Press Relief uses the promotional power of the local paper to help raise funds for local worthy causes.

How does it work?

Press Relief has a number of voluntary trustees who give their time and expertise free of charge.  They jointly decide how money raised for the charity is donated to as many good causes as possible.  Requests for help can be from individuals and groups. Each request for help is considered on its own merit and if successful, awards can be made for the full or part of the amount.

Where do we get our funds from?

Through a number of organised events in and around Cambridge.  We rely heavily on the goodwill of local businesses to support us through sponsorship and acts in kind to help us get these events off the ground.  We also rely on the generosity of the public to support our many events, sometimes by asking for help in the form of sponsorship.

So far Press Relief has raised more than £350,000 and has made awards to a whole range of groups and individuals.

How can you apply for help?

For more information visit  where you will find guidance notes and a downloadable application form. Alternatively contact Press Relief on 01223 434378

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