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.
grants for individuals. We also have funds to support individuals, to which direct application can be made, and in particular for the following areas:
• Young carers
• Young people who are disadvantaged and at the edge of exclusion from school
• To support young people who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing
• People struggling to stay warm and healthy during winter
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 funds supporting individuals in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Core costs & project costs
One programme is a rolling programme, open to receive expressions interest year round.
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
This fund is currently closed.
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.
Headstart Kernow Young People’s Mental Wellbeing Legacy Fund
Providing grants to support children and young people aged 10 -16 with their emotional health and mental wellbeing. Open to local community groups, projects and individuals via sponsor agencies to promote resilience and the emotional health and mental wellbeing.
Projects & individuals
Individual grants between £500- £2,000 and up to £6,000 per group activitiy
The panel will be reviewing applications on the 13th April 2021
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 in October 2021
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.
Organisations can apply for a sum of between £200 and £1,000
These funds are for distribution in the winter months only. Decisions are made weekly.