Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils (CAPALC)


Welcome to the website of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils (CAPALC) a not for profit organisation, representing, training and advising the 260 Local Councils (Town, Parish and Community) and Parish Meetings, in the 4 Districts within Cambridgeshire and the Unitary Authority area of Peterborough. The Association is the first point of contact for the more than 2,000 elected Town, Parish and Community Councillors in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough who are working to improve their communities. 

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Cambridgeshire Priorities Capital Fund - Cambridgeshire County Council is now open for Stage One (Expression of Interest) applications. The fund is open to public bodies, including Parish and Town councils, and also to community organisations. The fund will award grants of up to £40,000 to support with the capital costs needed by an organisation to make a community building or other community asset better meet the needs of local residents and users of the facility. All proposals will need to demonstrate that they can contribute to at least three of Cambridgeshire County Council’s seven ambitions, as set out here. The deadline to submit and Expression of Interest is 24 September 2023. 




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About Us

CAPALC is a membership organisation affiliated to NALC (the National Association of Local Councils), our national body who support and represent approximately 10,000 local councils and 80,000 councillors across England. NALC lobby central government on behalf of their members, and set national strategic policy, supported by a legal team. They also produce the LCR (Local Council Review) and the bi-weekly DIS (Direct Information Service), which are prime sources of information relating to the local council sector.

CAPALC is currently exclusively funded by its membership and training fees.

How is CAPALC run?

The CAPALC Ltd Board consists of appointed Directors and the County Executive Officer (CEO). The Board and CEO are jointly responsible for the strategic and financial management of the Association.

The County Executive Officer is a paid position with the CEO responsible for day to day management and responding to Member queries.  

CAPALC staff also include an admin assistant and part time Development Officers/trainers. 

 As a membership association CAPALC staff are unable to answer queries from the general public.