Grants available

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

open

£5,000

01/01/2021

Our grant portal is a rolling service, We are delighted to receive expressions interest year round.

More info & apply

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

closed

Grants range from £500 to a maximum of £10,000

23/02/2022

01/04/2022

The panel will meet on the 13th May 2022

More info & apply

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 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.

01/01/2021

Open all year round

More info & apply

The Caledonia Investments Charitable Foundation

The Caledonia Investments Charitable Foundation aims to support community projects in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly which address the interrelated issues of financial planning, debt management and the financial education of adults and children.

Core costs & project costs

open

Grants range from £5,000 - £20,000, although higher or lower awards are available depending on the circumstances

27/07/2022

28/09/2022

The panel will be held on the 9th November 2022

More info & apply

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

01/01/2021

Open all year round

More info & apply

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.

Individuals

open

Grants range from £200 to £2,000, donations will vary depending on individual requirements

25/01/2022

Applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis

More info & apply

Young Carers Fund (Previously known as The Duke of Cornwall 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 average grant awarded is £200 per carer

01/01/2021

Open all year round

More info & apply

Worval Foundation

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.

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.

01/01/2021

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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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

closed

Although larger sums are sometimes given, most grants are in the range £500 - £1,500

09/06/2022

08/09/2022

The next Awarding Panel meeting will be on the 20th October 2022

More info & apply

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.

Individuals

open

Up to £1,000 together with a reading award of £150 worth of books

20/09/2022

16/01/2023

The next awarding panel meeting will be in March 2023

More info & apply