Celebrating the past, respecting the present and seeking to influence the future…

We are a small charity run by local people who are passionate about keeping Cambridge and the neighbouring villages and countryside special.

  • We own and care for green open spaces and historic buildings for everyone to enjoy

  • We deliver a packed programme of events, activities and education for people of all ages

  • We seek to give a voice to local people on local planning, heritage and development issues.

Support our 2017 Appeal

Can you help nature at our green spaces? Our ecology project is helping find out which species live in the green spaces we care for. With brilliant volunteers and partners we’re making changes to what we do to help these species.

With your help we can:

    • buy bird feed to see our feathered friends through the winter
    • buy tools for volunteers to improve habitats
    • train volunteers and wardens how to improve habitats
    • sow the Arable Patch with fantastic blooms which attract butterflies, bees and more…

Click here to donate towards these items now.

“CambridgePPF looks after the green places of one of the loveliest cities in Western Europe…do help it, do join it!” Sir David Attenborough

Join with others who value our work – become a member click here to join the charity today.

Get involved

There are lots of ways you can help our small charity to achieve big things. You can become a member, which comes with a variety of benefits. You can volunteer to help out at one of the special places we look after. You can make a donation to support one of our fundraising appeals. However you choose to help, one thing is certain, you’ll be making a difference to the future of the Cambridge area, its historic buildings and green spaces.

What’s on

Search our event listings to find out what’s on in and around Cambridge at our individual properties. Join nature discovery walks. Take part in craft events. Become a healthy walker. Or simply soak up some culture at an arts event. Forthcoming events include:

Latest news

Fantastic February Fun with CambridgePPF

8th Jan 2018

It’s certainly chilly out – but February is here already so we know winter will be on the way out soon! Get yourself wrapped up […] Read

Start your New Year Active with CambridgePPF

28th Dec 2017

After the seasonal festivities you won’t be alone in thinking that it’s time to emerge from hibernation and make a start on New Year’s resolutions. […] Read

Possible Green Light for Local Plans?  

15th Nov 2017

Correspondence between the Councils and the Planning Inspectorate published today suggest that there are no fundamental objections raised by the Inspectors. The Examination of the […] Read

School and group activities programme 2018

Take a look at our Learning Leaflet– lots of ideas for school visits throughout the year!

  • Science & Nature
  • Iron-Age
  • Orienteering
  • Art inspired by nature
  • Geography
  • Play in the woods
  • Pond-life & Mini-beasts
  • And much more…

We’ve partnered with Savoo Search, Save and Raise and Give as you Live

Savoo has two innovative ways to donate to CambridgePPF.
First, use Savoo Search as default search engine (as you would your current search engine). Savoo will donate 1p per search. Every search really does pay!
Second, get great deals on online shopping. Savoo has thousands of voucher codes and deals to help you save money and  CambridgePPF will receive a donation. Use this link.


Shop online with over 4000 leading stores & raise free donations for us via @GiveasyouLive. It really is very straightforward and incurs no extra cost to you.

Cambridge Past, Present & Future are pleased to be working with Cambridge web designers ibe, who kindly donated the design of this site.


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