Other available grants
***Temporary changes to our grant making procedures***
Following the launch of our Cornwall Emergency Appeal, we expect to handle a great many applications to this fund. We are committed to processing these as quickly as possible in order to reach those in greatest need during this crisis. To this end we have currently suspended all regular grant-making for projects; I am sure you will understand where our priorities must lie. It is our sincere hope that we will be able to fund a great many of your invaluable projects in time, when we emerge out of this epidemic.
We are currently in discussions with our donors, many of whom have been incredibly generous with donations to our Cornwall Emergency Fund and it may be likely that criteria for some funds could change temporarily, please keep an eye on our website for any announcements.
We will contact all applicants individually, but please bear with us in these unprecedented times.
If you were awarded funding before the Coronavirus crisis and have queries about changing the purpose of your funding or end of grant reporting, please click here.
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This fund welcomes applications from projects in and around the Bude area.
Core costs & project costs
The average grant award is £2000
Applications will be viewed intermitentaly
Clare Milne Trust
The Clare Milne Trust supports disability projects in Cornwall
Grants of up to £1,500 are available for groups in Cornwall running smaller projects
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis
Cornwall Business Club Fund
The fund has 4 priorities: improving community spaces, providing a service the whole or identifiable parts of the community can benefit from, business and communities working together and charitable and voluntary organisations who support children and young people. Currently projects are also required to demonstrate how they are assisting their communities in addressing needs or enabling recovery from the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Awards range from £500 to £3,000
The panel will be reviewing applications in November, date to be confirmed
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.
The demand on all our funds is high. Amounts awarded are at the discretion of the grant awarding panel. For guidance, the average grant award is £1,000.00
The panel will be reviewing applications in December 2020
Crisis Fund, St Martin in the Fields Vicar’s Relief Fund
A grant can only be made by a sponsor or agency organisation, working to alleviate and prevent homelessness on behalf of the people they are supporting.
The maximum award available is £250.00
Open all year round
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 £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.
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.
Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund
For the benefit of groups based in and for the benefit of people in the TR12 poscode area
Grants range from £500 to £5,000. Higher grants might be awarded at the panels discretion.
The panel will be reviewing applications on the 19th October 2020
The Worval Foundation aims to provide opportunities for young disadvantaged people, primarily aged between 10-15 years of age but not exclusively, who are on the edge of exclusion from school or are finding it hard to cope, possibly due to an illness, learning difficulties or life circumstances. This fund wishes to make a life changing impact on the young people. An application for a grant must be made by an organisation for the benefit of any 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.
The fund is currently closed
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
Applications are now closed for the October Panel. You can submit an application at any time leading up to deadline.
The #iwillFund looks to support social action activities that create opportunities for young people aged 10-20 to develop their potential and their capacity to significantly contribute to their community. Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering and has huge potential to create enjoyable opportunities and skills development for young people, and in turn benefit the local people and places.
Grants range between £1,000 and £5,000.
The panel will be reviewing applications on the 1st December 2020
This fund welcomes applications from projects enabling volunteers to assist young people who are not achieving their full potential.
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 £3,000.00
The fund is open, the panel will be reviewing applictaions at the start of next year, dates tbc