Applying for a grant from the Emergency Fund

Thank you for your interest in applying for a grant from Cornwall Community Foundation. You are in good company, we have awarded more than 370 grants to community groups during 2020 amounting to £1.6 million.

If your community group or charity operates in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly and you are supporting people in Cornwall it is likely we will have grant funding available to support your work.

Our grants cover three main strands: 1. Emergency & Crisis Funding, 2. Build Back Better & 3. Other Grants not directly related to Covid provision, including for individuals. Please see below for the strand that applies to you.

1. Emergency and crisis
For community groups helping people survive during the crisis by supporting their immediate, emergency needs.
This includes, for example,
• food and hygiene provisions where other sources are not available
• homelessness and housing support
• supporting families in crisis
• ensuring the well-being of elderly, isolated people

2. Build Back Better
For community groups looking beyond immediate crisis provision to develop or reopen services for the future.
This includes, for example,
• moving to larger premises to meet increased demand
• employing additional staff or recruiting volunteers to provide extended support or meet new circumstances
• adapting facilities to meet social distancing requirements to re-open or develop provision to communities

Priority is given to groups who are reaching the most vulnerable or at greatest risk of negative social, health or economic impact as a result of COVID-19. However, we are also keen to receive applications from organisations who support general well-being in their communities but are experiencing challenges in offering services or reopening due to Coronavirus.

Previous recipients of Emergency and Crisis funding are welcome to apply to Build Back Better or for further funding for Emergency and Crisis needs. Groups that have not been operating during the crisis may also apply for funding to re-open services.

For more details and to apply to the Emergency Fund and Build Back Better please click here. 

3. Other available grants, including for individuals

We are also welcoming applications from community groups for projects and individuals not directly related to related to the Coronavirus crisis.  For other available grants, please click here.