Applying for a grant

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from Cornwall Community Foundation.
We award grants to the local, grass-roots community organisations that need it most.
Whether you are looking for funding for an organisation or an individual, please browse the grants we have available, check out your eligibility and submit our application form.


Grant Team’s updates on COVID – 19

Cornwall Community Foundation recognises that the COVID-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an impact on local charities and community groups. We want to offer reassurance that we all stand together to address these challenges.  Communication is essential and we wish to be as helpful as possible during the coming weeks and months so that you can focus on the vital work of supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

If you would like to support the Emergency Appeal details can be found here: Support the Appeal.

If you would like to apply to the Emergency Fund the criteria and the application process can be found here: Emergency Fund. We have simplified this process to enable the fast turnaround of applications. 

We have created new FAQs relating to Covid-19, this will hopefully clarify questions around the Emergency Fund and inform existing grantees how we are committed to supporting  recently funded projects. We have currently suspended all regular grant-making for projects, unless still advertised on CCF’s available grants page.

We will of course, endeavour to inform you in the event of any further developments.

If any of CCF’s supporters would like to sign up to volunteer to provide help in this pandemic, we would recommend contacting Volunteer Cornwall. You can register your interest in volunteering and they are matching requests for help with people offering help. So far, over 2,000 volunteers have registered to offer help by filling in a form on Volunteer Cornwall’s website or emailing

April 2020