Available grants

We must receive all the requested supporting documents with your application and before the deadline of the panel you are applying. This also includes any supporting documents being sent in the post. Please note that some of our grant programmes sometimes are over-subscribed. Should this be the case, we reserve the right to close the fund for new applications in advance of the published closing deadline date. This avoids applicants undertaking unnecessary work on applications. Please therefore submit your completed application form and supporting information as soon as you possibly can. We reserve the right not to process any incomplete applications.

 

Please note that searches for an area (eg North Cornwall) may generate results that include funds that restrict their awards to more specific locations (eg Bude Fund). The actual eligible area for a fund will be listed in the fund criteria.

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Type

Status

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Deadlines

Albert Van Den Bergh / Jane Hartley Fund

For the benefit of Newquay and surrounding areas.

Core costs & project costs

open

Grants range from £500 - £2,500

01/01/2020

25/02/2020

Over £1,000 applications will be reviewed at panel on the 02/04/2020, under £1,000 applications will be viewed on the 4th Monday of every other month

More info & apply

Boyton Solar and Wind Farms Community Fund

For the benefit of the Boyton parish

Core costs & project costs

open

Grants range from £250 - £1,000 (higher awards can be made at the panel's discretion)

The next round is tbc

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Bude Fund

This fund welcomes applications from projects in and around the Bude area.

Core costs & project costs

open

The average grant award is £2000

01/01/2018

25/02/2020

Over £1,000 applications will be reviewed at panel on the 02/04/2020, under £1,000 applications will be viewed on the 4th Monday of every other month

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China Clay Area Community Fund

For the benefit of St Austell, Fowey, St Enoder, St Dennis, St Stephens, St Mewan, Luxulyan, Lanlivery, St Blazey, Tywardreath and Treverbyn

Core costs & project costs

open

Awards range from £250 - £3,000

01/01/2020

25/02/2020

Over £1,000 applications will be reviewed at panel on the 02/04/2020, under £1,000 applications will be viewed on the 4th Monday of every other month

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Clare Milne Trust

The Clare Milne Trust supports disability projects in Cornwall

Project costs

open

Grants of up to £1,500 are available for groups in Cornwall running smaller projects

01/01/2018

25/02/2020

Over £1,000 applications will be reviewed at panel on the 02/04/2020, under £1,000 applications will be viewed on the 4th Monday of every other month

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Cornwall Business Club Fund (previously known as the Cornwall 100 Club)

The fund has 4 priorities which are: improving community spaces, providing a service the whole community can benefit from, business and communities working together and charitable organisations who support children and young people

Project costs

open

Awards range from £500 to £3,000

01/01/2020

13/02/2020

The panel will be reviewing applications on the 26th March 2020

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Cornwall Crimebeat Fund – Road Safety

To support community projects in Cornwall that target road safety issues and in particular road casualty reduction interventions.

Core costs & project costs

open

£1,000 - £5,000

16/01/2020

24/02/2020

Applications will be considered by the Crimebeat Grant Panel in early March

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Cornwall Glass Fund

This year the fund is welcoming applications which meet one of the below priorities.
Organisations assisting young people to achieve their ambitions
Organisations supporting people with mental illness
Projects benefitting older people

Project costs

open

20 grants will be awarded at £1,000 per application

30/01/2020

14/05/2020

The panel will be reviewing applications on the 25th June 2020

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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.

Project costs

open

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

27/01/2020

28/04/2020

The panel will be reviewing applications in early June 2020

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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.

Individuals

open

The maximum award available is £250.00

01/01/2018

Open all year round

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Crisis Fund

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

Individuals

open

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.

01/01/2018

Open all year round

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Donor Directed Fund

This fund welcomes applications from projects that enable young people, with limited life opportunities, the chance to achieve, this could include ex-offenders, those suffering from poor mental health, young people in care etc.
The Fund Holders would also like to welcome applications from frontline crisis support organisations such as Foodbanks and Soup Kitchens.

Project costs

open

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 £5,000.00.

05/11/2019

This is a donor directed fund and applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

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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.

Individuals

open

The maximum amount that you can apply for is £200 per carer

01/01/2020

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

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East Langford Solar Farm Fund

For the benefit of Kilkhampton, Launcells and Morwenstow

Core costs & project costs

open

Awards range from £250 to £5,000. Higher awards can be made at the panel's discretion.

01/01/2020

06/04/2020

Applications to this fund will be reviewed on the later date of 19th May 2020

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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

Individuals

open

Grants are awarded up to £500

01/01/2020

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.

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Eddie and Vanessa George Memorial Fund

The fund is to specifically help groups train in information technology

Project costs

open

Awards range from £500 - £1,000

01/01/2020

25/02/2020

Over £1,000 applications will be reviewed at panel on the 02/04/2020, under £1,000 applications will be viewed on the 4th Monday of every other month

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Goldsmiths Fund for The Elderly

The Goldsmiths Fund for the Elderly makes awards to support projects that improve the quality of life for older people

Core costs & project costs

open

Awards range from £500 - £3,000

01/01/2020

25/02/2020

Over £1,000 applications will be reviewed at panel on the 02/04/2020, under £1,000 applications will be viewed on the 4th Monday of every other month

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Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund

For the benefit of groups based in and for the benefit of people in the TR12 poscode area

Project costs

open

Grants range from £500 to £5,000. Higher grants might be awarded at the panels discretion.

01/01/2020

16/03/2020

Applications to this fund will be reviewed on the 27/04/2020

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Healeys Charitable Trust Fund

Providing support to young people living in Cornwall aged 25 and under with a business idea, to change their lives through creative entrepreneurship.

Individuals

open

Donations vary with a maximum award of £5,000. Amount to be received will be decided following a business presentation to the panel

03/05/2019

Selected applications will be brought to the Healeys panel throughout the year, where the individual will present their idea.

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Howton Solar Farm Fund

For the benefit of Pillaton, Landrake and St Erney, St Mellion, St Dominick and Saltash

Core costs & project costs

open

Grants range from £500 to £5,000

01/01/2020

30/03/2020

The panel will be reviewing applications on the 11th May 2020

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Jack Moon and Lors Trust Fund

Voluntary activities in Lostwithiel and St Winnow that help to maintain the traditions and culture of these communities.

Project costs

open

Awards range from £250 - £500

01/01/2020

Applications will be reviewed quarterly with no specific deadline dates

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Lanherne Fund

The Lanherne Fund aims to support community initiatives which focus on managing and improving the natural environment in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The funds are not intended to support organisations or projects whose solely purpose is to support animals.

Core costs & project costs

open

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 £1,000 - £2,000

22/05/2019

09/03/2020

The next Panel meeting to decide awards will be held on 20th April 2020.

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Luxulyan Community Fund

The Luxulyan Parish Community Fund supports community projects within the parish of Luxulyan. Organisations residing outside of this area can apply on the condition that a large percentage of beneficiaries attending the project reside within Luxulyan and this can be evidenced.

Core costs & project costs

open

Grants range from £250 to £2,000. Larger sums maybe awarded in exceptional circumstances.

01/01/2020

29/03/2020

Applications will be reviewed by the panel on 8th April 2020

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North Petherwin Community Fund

For the parish of North Petherwin.

Core costs & project costs

open

Grants range from £250 to £2,000. Larger sums maybe awarded in exceptional circumstances.

01/01/2018

Open all year round

More info & apply

Penwith and the Isles of Scilly Area Fund

This fund supports community projects in the old borough of Penwith including the Isles of Scilly.

Project costs

open

Awards range from from £500 to £3,000.

01/01/2020

25/02/2020

Over £1,000 applications will be reviewed at panel on the 02/04/2020, under £1,000 applications will be viewed on the 4th Monday of every other month

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Papillon Fund

For the benefit of St Thomas and South Petherwin. Out of area applications maybe considered on the condition the beneficiaries attending the project reside within the listed parishes (evidence of this will be required).

Core costs & project costs

open

Grants range from £250 to £1,000. Larger sums can be awarded in exceptional circumstances.

01/01/2020

Panel date to be confirmed.

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Ruth Burden Community Trust

For the benefit of Launceston South and Central, Lawhitton, South Petherwin and Lezant.

Core costs & project costs

open

Awards range from £250 to £1,000. Larger sums can be awarded in exceptional circumstances.

01/01/2020

Applications will be acknowledged upon receipt and decisions will be made monthly.

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Surviving Winter Fuel Fund

The Surviving Winter Fund aims to raise money to offer financial support to the people at the most risk in Cornwall, helping them to stay warm, active and healthy. Grants are made to charitable organisations and agencies throughout Cornwall over the winter for distribution to people on low incomes, who struggle to heat their home and maintain a reasonable quality of life during the winter.

Individuals

open

Organisations can apply for a sum of between £200 and £1,000

09/12/2019

These funds are for distribution in the winter months only.

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Trenouth Solar Farm Fund

For the benefit of  St Ervan, St Issey, St Eval and St Merryn

Core costs & project costs

open

Awards range from £500 to £2,500. Larger sums can be awarded in exceptional circumstances.

01/01/2020

25/02/2020

Over £1,000 applications will be reviewed at panel on the 2/04/2020, under £1,000 applications will be viewed on the 4th Monday of every other month

More info & apply

United Downs Geothermal Community Fund

For the benefit of Gwennap, St Day, Carharrack and Lanner

Core costs & project costs

open

Awards range from £250 to £2,500. Higher awards can be made at the panel's discretion.

08/01/2020

28/02/2020

The panel will be reviewing applications on the 16th April 2020

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Worval Foundation

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.

Individuals

open

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.

01/01/2020

23/03/2020

Applications will be viewed the week commencing the 4th May 2020. Please note the fund is open for applications throughout the year and urgent requests can be viewed at any time.

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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.

Individuals

open

Although larger sums are sometimes given, most grants are in the range £200 - £1,000

31/08/2020

The next Panel meeting to decide awards will be held in early October 2020. You can submit an application at any time leading up to deadline.

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#iwill Fund

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.

Project costs

closed

Grants range between £1,000 and £5,000.

29/05/2019

29/08/2019

The panel will be reviewing applications at a later date of 19/11/2019

More info & apply

Caradon Area Community Fund (CACF)

For the benefit of St Cleer, St Neot, Lanteglos, St Veep, Duloe, Lansallos, Pelynt, Dobwalls, Liskeard, Lynher, Menheniot, St Ive, Looe, St Martin, Deviock, Sheviock, St Germans, Rame Peninsula, Saltash, Landrake, St Dominick, Calstock and Callington

Core costs & project costs

closed

Awards range from £250 - £3,000

01/10/2019

This fund is currently closed

More info & apply

Headland Hotel Community Fund

The purpose of the fund is to offer opportunities to grass roots community and voluntary groups in Newquay and surrounding areas to receive small grants so they may create and/or deliver projects for the benefit of their community and members.

Core costs & project costs

closed

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.

The fund is closed

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Live Well Fund

The Live Well Fund supports projects that improve the physical health and wellbeing of people in their communities.

The Fund is particularly interested in projects that:

- prevent health issues arising
- lead to more effective connectivity between voluntary and statutory services (e.g. NHS, GP)
- address the social determinants of poor health

Core costs & project costs

closed

£1,000 - £5,000

The fund is currently closed

More info & apply

Lord St Levan Fund

The Lord St Levan Fund is aimed at community groups supporting projects that relieve hardship, poverty and crisis intervention in Cornwall. A small proportion would be payable for cultural and musical purposes.

Project costs

closed

Grants range from £500 to £5,000

01/01/2020

Due to high demand this grant programme has closed for a short time.

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Manor Solar Farm Fund

For the benefit of Charlestown, Grampound with Creed, St Ewe, St Mewan, St Dennis, St Stephen-in-Brannel, Sticker, Treverbyn and central St Austell

Core costs & project costs

closed

Awards range from £500 to £5,000

02/03/2020

10/08/2020

The panel will be reviewing applications on the 21/09/2020

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Mining District in Cornwall

For the parishes within the former Kerrier district including Camborne, Redruth and Hayle.

Project costs

closed

Awards range from £250 to £1,000. Larger sums can be awarded in exceptional circumstances.

Due to high demand this grant programme has closed for a short time.

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North Cornwall Area Fund

The North Cornwall Area Fund has been created to provide a sustainable source of funding that will meet the needs of existing and future grass root community and voluntary groups and projects working to improve people’s lives in the Cornwall Network Areas of : Bude, Launceston, Camelford, Bodmin, Padstow, Wadebridge, St Columb Major and the surrounding areas.

Core costs & project costs

closed

Awards range from £1,000-£3,000

Closed

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Trewithen Fund

This fund welcomes applications from projects enabling volunteers to assist young people who are not achieving their full potential.

Project costs

closed

 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 currently closed

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Terence Beer Trust

The Terence Beer Trust aims to help provide support for disadvantaged children and young people, primarily aged between 11 - 25 years of age but not exclusively, who are unable to achieve potential due to financial circumstances. 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.

Individuals

closed

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 £1,000.

Please contac the office on 01566 779333 if you are interested in applying

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