Our Grant Portal
Most of our grants are now available through our Grant Portal. It’s a single entry point enabling you to access our funding opportunities. The process starts with answering some simple questions to confirm your eligibility, followed by the completion of an Expression of Interest form outlining your project proposals. It should take no more than ten minutes to complete.
We will then match your project funding requirements with our current funding opportunities and invite you to complete a full application or contact you for further information.
Depending on application volumes it can take up to fifteen working days to come back to you, but usually, it’s a lot sooner than that.
We have funding available for a wide range of community purposes. For example, emergency and crisis support, addressing the effects of the cost of living crisis, crime prevention, enhancing the natural environment, improving physical health and wellbeing, supporting young people, elderly people and people with a disability and developing social enterprises.
So, tell us about your ideas and we’ll confirm which of our programmes best fits your requirements.
Details of a small number of programmes that can be accessed directly are also provided below:
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Our grant portal
Our grant portal is the first step for most of our grants.
For the expression of interest form and we will match your project funding requirements with our current funding opportunities.
Core costs & project costs
Our grant portal is a rolling service, We are delighted to receive expressions interest year round.
Cornwall Women’s Fund
The Cornwall Women's Fund aims to support community projects in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly where women and girls will be the main beneficiaries, and to inspire ambition and enable achievement.
Grants range from £500 to a maximum of £5,000
The panel will meet on the 12th June 2023
Enables charitable organisations to hold a pot of funds to distribute small grants to individuals in crisis
Charitable organisations reaching people in Crisis can apply for an initial £500 to distribute small amounts, usually no more than £100 when there is a need for immediate help, to alleviate destitution or poverty. Top-up requests can be requested after the initial reporting has been received.
Open all year round
Emily Bolitho Trust
To support the wellbeing of individuals, especially those faced with hardship through poor health or low income living within the old borough of Penzance including Gulval, Mousehole, Paul, Newlyn, Ludgvan, Marazion and Madron.
Grants are awarded up to £500
Open all year round
South West Enterprise Fund
The South West Enterprise Fund is a new fund aiming to support a variety of young Cornish people aged between 18 - 30 years old who do not have the initial starter funds to get their business ideas off the ground. The fund is for 2 sets of young people:
1. Those who have already shown some initiative in getting their new business off the ground
2. Those who have an idea and need some funding to get their idea off the ground.
Grants range from £200 to £2,000, donations will vary depending on individual requirements
Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis
The Welcome Fund aims to raise money to offer financial support to refugees in Cornwall. Organisations can apply for a sum of funds between £500 – £2,000, depending on capacity, and distribute at their discretion to refugees in their local area. Usually, individuals or families will be known to the organisation through their service delivery. We ask that no more than £250 is made available to any one individual.
Grants range from £500 - £2,000
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
Young and Talented Cornwall
The Young and Talented Fund, now headed by Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, strives to help those young individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding talent in a particular field – such as sport, the arts and science – but are struggling to achieve their ambition or progress in their chosen career because of hardship or disability.
Although larger sums are sometimes given, most grants are in the range £500 - £1,500
The next Awarding Panel meeting will be on the 21st March 2023
Young and Talented Cornwall Creative Writing Award
The Young & Talented Cornwall Creative Writing Award aims to support and encourage young writers in Cornwall, between the ages of 16 and 23. They are especially hoping to support those from disadvantaged and challenging backgrounds. The award will be a mix of both mentoring with an established writer based in Cornwall (face-to-face sessions supported by email contact) and a cash award of up to £1,000 together with a reading award of £150 worth of books. The mentoring support is offered for a period of up to a year.
Up to £1,000 together with a reading award of £150 worth of books
The next awarding panel meeting will be in March 2023