About Us

Cambridge GET Group is an umbrella infrastructure support group for member organisations in the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) who offer guidance, employment and training (hence ‘GET’) to unemployed or otherwise disadvantaged people.  Its core activities can be best described by the acronym ‘FAINT’ – Funding, Advocacy, Information, Networking and Training.


Established in February 1989 by a group of 6 organisations and funded by Cambridge City Council, Cambridge GET Group was incorporated in 1998.  It now has 35+ 'Full' Members (VCS organisations) & 10+ 'Associate' Members (non-VCS organisations and statutory bodies eg. FE colleges, City/County/District councils.)  The Company has an elected Board and Members’ meetings are held around every six weeks.


Cambridge GET Group is one of 6 county-based consortia in the Eastern Region, each representing a broad range of Voluntary and Community Sector Learning and Skills providers and partners, which form the Learn East network, together with COVER (Community & Voluntary Forum: Eastern Region.)  Other partners are: Norfolk Unites, Suffolk Learning Consortium, Voluntary Sector Training (Essex), Hertfordshire Training and Development Consortium, The Learning Partnership (Luton and Bedfordshire) – see links under ‘Main menu’.

Learn East provides a single point of contact for stakeholders and prime contract holders to engage with the Voluntary

and Community Sector.



Important dates for your diary:




Next meeting is on: Thursday December 18th, 10am - 12.00


You can download agenda and previous minutes from 'GET Group agendas' and 'GET Group minutes'.




All meetings are at CHS Group, Endurance House, Histon, CB24 9ZR at 10am






























GET is a company limited by guaranteee

Registered no: 3535522

Registered address: Dee House, Highworth Avenue, Cambridge, CB4 2BQ






Latest News

Community Learning and Skills Partnership (CLASP) meetings


Community Learning and Skills Partnerships (formerly Informal Adult Learning Partnerships) meet once a term.


Next meeting for City and S Cambs CLASP is:

Weds October 15th at Jimmy's focussing on partnership working and progression opportunities


Dates for 2015:

Weds Jan 28th

Weds April 29th

Weds July 15th


Sub-group meetings:

ESOL/English/Maths for City/SCambs/ECambs: Weds Nov 12th, 9.30am at Castle Court

Cambourne Working Group: Weds Jan 14th, 10.30am in Bowling Pavilion (next to Sports Centre, Cambourne)


Please contact Lynn Norris if you would like further details: lynn.norris@cambridgeshire.gov.uk


NB: See Associated Groups menu, City & S Cambs Community Learning and Skills Partnership for Digital Directory, City & SC CLASP information and list of current CLT projects by district


Other local partnership meeting dates:



Oct 8th 2014, 2-4pm

Jan 22nd 2015, 10am-12

April 22nd, 10am-12

july 9th, 10am-12


East Cambs

Oct 20th, 10am-12

Feb 2nd, 10am-12

May 11th, 10am-12



Oct 22nd, 10am-12

Jan 21st, 10am-12