Cornish Lithium Community Fund

Description: Cornish Lithium welcomes applications to support community projects in the following areas: Gwennap Parish Council, Chacewater Parish Council, St Day Parish Council, Carharrick Parish Council and the China Clay Community Network area.

Type: Core costs & project costs

Status: Open

Maximum: The grants range from £250.00 - £2,500.00

Opening: 18/07/2022

Deadline: 01/09/2022

Notes: The panel will be reviewing applications the week commencing 24th October 2022 (date tbc)


The Charitable objectives of Cornish Lithium are to:

  1. Advance education, including supporting projects and training that benefit people of all ages across Cornwall by enhancing their skills, with a focus on Earth Sciences and History of Cornwall, including Mining History;
  2. Promote the general health of the community in Cornwall;
  3. Advance environmental protection and improvement including the transition to net zero, with focus on Earth Science and history of Cornwall, include mining history;
  4. Support the industrial heritage of the region, including mining history, to bring educational and wellbeing benefits and enhance the local landscape;
  5. Provide and improve facilities across Cornwall in the interests of social welfare and leisure time with the aim to improve residents’ wellbeing;
  6. Help those in need, because of financial hardship by being out-of-work, particularly the long-term unemployed across Cornwall, to gain skills.

The fund will not be supporting sporting activities and will carefully review proposed funding opportunities for diversity and inclusion aspects and collective community benefits.

Cornish Lithium welcomes applications from the following geographical areas: Gwennap Parish Council; Chacewater Parish Council; St Day Parish Council; Carharrick Parish Council; China Clay Community Network area.

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