***Temporary changes to our grant making procedures***
Following the launch of our 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 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.
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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.
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 £500 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.
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.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis