Crisis Fund

Description: Enables charitable organisations to hold a pot of funds to distribute small grants to individuals in crisis

Type: Individuals

Status: Open

Maximum: Charitable organisations reaching people in Crisis can apply for £250 to distribute small amounts, usually £30 or less to a maximum of £90 when there is a need for immediate help, to alleviate destitution or poverty.

Opening: 01/01/2021

Deadline:

Notes: Open all year round


The Crisis Fund is to benefit people in crisis who are urgently in need of small, one off amounts of money.  These funds can be accessed through charitable organisations throughout Cornwall who hold a pot of funds, to distribute to individuals when necessary.

Charitable organisations can apply for an initial £500 to distribute small amounts, usually £30 or less to a maximum of £90 when there is a need for immediate help.  These funds are then topped up once the balance falls to £30 or less, on the condition a full list of records are kept and sent to us, a template is supplied.  After the initial £500 is spent the first top-up is provided in relation to the length of time it took to spend the initial award and the funds we have available,  with the intention of it lasting the organisation 12 months.  One top-up per annum will be provided, except in exceptional circumstances.

If you are a new organisation wanting to access these funds, please complete an application form.

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