We have moved our regular funds for community groups and charities based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly into one main programe, One Programme.
You can now apply to the One Programme for:
grants for community groups and charities based in Cornwall and the Isles Of Scilly. We have moved our regular funds into one main programme, One Programme. We have funding available for emergency and crisis support and for recovery from the effects of the pandemic. We administer several area funds covering most of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and we have funding available for crime prevention, to improve the natural environment, to improve physical health and wellbeing and to support young people, elderly people and people with a disability.
Details of a small number of programmes for community groups not within the One Programme are also provided below.
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One programme is our new, go-to programme for grants for community groups, charities and social enterprises in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Core costs & project costs
The One Programme is a rolling, open to receive expressions interest 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
Commissioner Community Grant Scheme Round 2
The Police and Crime Commissioner of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are committed to raising awareness of the risks around drug use and invite applications from groups whose projects focus on diverting young people and adults from becoming involved in illegal drug activity, by educating them of the risks.
The grants range from £1000 - £5000
The panel meet on Tuesday 15th March 2022
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 £10,000
The panel will meet on the 13th May 2022
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
Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund
For young carers aged 18 or under where their duties go beyond what would be expected for a person of their age. An application for a grant must be made by an organisation for the benefit of any young carer resident in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly who requires support.
The maximum amount that you can apply for is £200 per carer
Applications will be considered at the end of each quarter (March, June, Septemeber, December), we must be in receipt of your application 6 weeks prior to the panel date to be considered
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
Applications for individuals will be processed within 5 working days and we will aim to inform the sponsor agency within 10 working days of the outcome.
The Worval Foundation aims to provide opportunities for young, disadvantaged people to change the trajectory of their lives. An application for a grant must be made by an organisation for the benefit of a young person resident in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly, who requires support.
The demand on all our funds is high. Amounts awarded are at the discretion of the fund holders. For guidance, the average grant award is £2,000.00.
Applications are 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, science, voluntary service and enterprise – 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 £200 - £1,000
The next Awarding Panel meeting will be at the end of October (date to be confirmed)