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Working together to end homelessness: St Petrocs receives donations from CCF and Lillicrap Chilcott

Representatives from Lillicrap Chilcott, Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) and the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce visited St Petrocs’ resource centre in Truro this week to hear how the charity is working to end homelessness, supported by generous donations. Ian Lillicrap Chairman of Lillicrap Chilcott Estate Agents donated £10,000; £5,000 was awarded to St Petroc’s to be […]

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Fundraising evening at Thames Rowing Club

Many thanks to our supporters who donate their time to Cornwall Community Foundation through fundraising events. One of our long-term supporters, organised a fundraising evening at the Thames Rowing club in aid of CCF recently. The Quiz & Curry night was a rip-roaring success and raised over £3,000 for the foundation! Over a hundred people […]

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Her Majesty The Queen continues Royal Patronage of the Cornwall Community Foundation

Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) is honoured to announce that Her Majesty The Queen will continue the Royal Patronage after an official announcement from Buckingham Palace.

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Friends of Cornwall Community Foundation event & new grant milestone

We welcomed over 100 ‘Friends’ to our annual members event at The Big Beautiful Beach House, in Porthpean. Kim Conchie, Chair of Trustees, Cornwall Community Foundation to acknowledge and thank CCF Friends for their donations and support during a year which the Foundation has reached significant new milestones.

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Staff working at Cornish Lithium

Cornish Lithium Community Fund open for new applications to support more communities

Cornish Lithium, the pioneering mineral exploration company based in Penryn, that is supporting the UK’s transition to Net Zero, is inviting new applications for grants from its Community Fund in partnership with Cornwall Community Foundation.

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Want to make a difference? Join our Team as Community Outreach Officer

Do you want to make a difference in Cornwall? Would you like a varied role working on a range of grant programmes? If so, you could join our Grants Team based at our office near Launceston. We currently have a vacancy for a full-time Community Outreach Officer.

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Cornish communities to receive £80,000 funding support for care leavers thanks to new philanthropic initiative.

The Care Leavers Programme is a new philanthropic initiative with a primary focus of improving the life chances of care leavers through decentralised funding across 17 regions in England. UKCF have awarded £40,000 to Cornwall which CCF which has been able to match fund thanks to the Sedel-Collings Foundation and Cornwall Council, which brings the total amount available for care leavers across Cornwall to £80,000.

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Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum and the Integrated Care Board’s Health Improvement Fund injects £645,000 into Cornish Communities

The VCSE Health Improvement Fund has supported 68 voluntary organisations across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly with a total investment of £645,000 via the CCF.  The VCSE Health Improvement Fund forms part of the broader NHS Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board funding being led & managed by Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum.  

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Cornwall Women’s Fund host International Women’s Day event

On Thursday 7th March, Cornwall Women’s Fund held an event in partnership with Take Point Training to celebrate and inspire the Women of Cornwall for International Women’s Day.

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Cornish Lithium awards grants to community groups across Cornwall

Cornish Lithium, the pioneering mineral exploration and development company that is supporting the UK’s transition to Net Zero, has awarded £17,775 to 13 local organisations through the Community Fund it has established in collaboration with the Cornwall Community Foundation.

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£79,500 distributed to voluntary groups across Cornwall thanks to the Cornwall Christmas Fair

Last November the Cornwall Christmas Fair, kindly hosted by the Eden Project, raised a record-breaking £79,500 for the Cornwall Community Foundation. These funds have now been distributed to various voluntary organisations across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who are working tirelessly to improve lives and make the Duchy a wonderful place for all.

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A new report from UK Community Foundations shows that the determination of communities to prevail through tough times has not faded

UK donors and communities are determined to drive philanthropy forwards to tackle the root causes of social inequity and climate change in the face of today’s financial turmoil, according to a new report published by UKCF

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Two Cornish hotels donate £8,000 to local charities, following a calendar of fundraising initiatives

Since 2022, the teams at The Greenbank Hotel in Falmouth and The Alverton in Truro have been fundraising for Cornwall Community Foundation, pledging to support the charity’s mission to help front-line, volunteer-led organisations making positive impacts in local areas around the county.

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Funding from The Chief Constable’s Fund helps vulnerable people across Cornwall

Thanks to recent funding from The Chief Constable’s Fund, Cornwall Community Foundation has awarded a grant of £2,000 to the Devon and Cornwall Community Watch Association (DaCCWA) Feel Safe Scheme to help vulnerable people across Cornwall feel safer in their homes.

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Cornwall Christmas Fair raises over £79k to support Cornish communities

This year’s sell-out Cornwall Christmas Fair raised a record-breaking £79,500, smashing through the £1 million total since the Fair began. The critical funds will help change lives across Cornwall by supporting community and grassroots non-profit organisations through Cornwall Community Foundation.

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£2.7 MILLION injected into Cornish communities in 2023

We are over the moon to have reached this incredible all-time record for CCF and are thrilled to announce that we have awarded over £2,700,000 to hundreds of local organisations, charities and community groups so far this year alone.

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Cornwall Community Foundation launches Surviving Winter campaign

Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) are appealing to anyone who receives the Winter Fuel Payment or will receive the new Pensioner Cost of Living Payment, but does not need some or all of it, to donate the payment to the CCF Surviving Winter appeal.

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Wildanet supercharges the dreams of Cornish youngsters

To mark Wildanet’s support of Young & Talented Cornwall and to celebrate Cornwall’s emerging talents, young sportspeople, musicians, dancers, actors and fashion designers who have benefited from the latest round of grant funding came together at Wildanet’s Liskeard-based headquarters. They each received a grant certificate from Lord Lieutenant Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE.

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Lanhydrock Bridge Event raises £1,850 for CCF and CSMF

On 19th October, the Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) co-hosted a fundraising afternoon with the Charlie Sumption Memorial Fund (CSMF). The event brought local people and professionals together and raised an incredible £1,850 for the charities.

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Festive shoppers at the Cornwall Christmas Fair set to make a difference to local communities

The countdown is on for this year’s Cornwall Christmas Fair; the county’s ultimate festive shopping event with a doing-good difference.

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An evening to celebrate our out of county supporters

On the evening of Tuesday 10th October, we welcomed Cornwall Club members, Trustees, Fundholders and out of county supporters of CCF to a celebratory drinks party at the Fishmonger’s Hall in London, kindly hosted by Kim Conchie, Chair of Trustees, and Sam Galsworthy, Vice-Chair and Fundholder.

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CCF’s Poverty Hurts campaign reaches £1 million in donations

Our Poverty Hurts campaign has reached £1 million in donations. This appeal is designed to help those struggling with the rising cost-of-living crisis by providing grants to charities and community organisations who provide a vital lifeline to communities and individuals across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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One Trustee and His Phone – CHAOS Farm

CCF Trustee, Sam Galsworthy, visits CHAOS Farm situated in the heart of the Roseland Peninsula. Working with a variety of individuals and groups within the community, they provide a welcoming, safe and enjoyable space to experience agriculture and the great outdoors.

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Band of Brothers

Police Property Act Fund is open for applications

The Police Property Act Fund for 2023 is aimed at preventing rural crime and reducing anti-social behaviour in rural and coastal areas. 

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Police & Crime Commissioner’s Community Grants open for applications

The Police & Crime Commissioner’s Fund is open for applications. This Fund focuses on projects related to anti-social behaviour, drugs and victims of crime.

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Want to make a difference? – then join the CCF team!

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Cornwall Community Foundation as Fund Development Manager or Events Officer.

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Rodda’s Creamery supports those in crisis and Cornwall’s upcoming stars with a generous donation

Cornwall Community Foundation is grateful to Cornish Clotted Cream producer, Rodda’s Creamery, for their generous donation towards the Young & Talented Cornwall fund, encouraging young people to support their ambition with financial support, and the Crisis Fund, to help those in need of immediate support to alleviate destitution or poverty. 

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Cornish Lithium Community Fund welcomes applications

In partnership with Cornish Lithium we are welcoming applications for the 2023 Cornish Lithium Community Fund.

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Cornwall Christmas Fair Dates Announced

The Cornwall Christmas Fair – the most vibrant fundraising event in the county’s festive calendar – will take place at the Eden Project on Thursday 23 November with a Preview & Shopping Evening on Wednesday 22 November. All funds raised will go to supporting the Cornwall Community Foundation.

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CCF Impact Report

20 Years of impactful funding

This year the Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) celebrates its 20th anniversary and has just published its 2023 Impact Report which reflects back on two decades worth of incredible growth, support, and historic impact CCF have had on local communities across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

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Staff and Volunteers of Bodmin Citizens Advice Cornwall who help people with budgeting and debt management

Caledonia Investments Charitable Foundation welcomes applications

This Fund 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.

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Artwork on the walls for the Great Gardens of Cornwall Great Art Auction

The Great Art Auction raises over £5,000 for the Cornwall Community Foundation

On June 20th, The Great Gardens of Cornwall, hosted The Great Art Auction, at the Lemon Street Market in Truro. With the help of the incredibly talented artists and art enthusiasts, the evening was a success and raised an incredible £5,350 for Cornwall Community Foundation. 

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One Trustee and His Phone – Wadebridge Foodbank & Storehouse

Sam Galsworthy, CCF Trustee and Fundholder, visits Wadebridge Foodbank and Storehouse to see first hand the incredible work they are doing and the much needed services they are providing the local community. 

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Funds raised to support communities facing hardship over winter

Donate the Rebate campaign raised £21,415 to support local communities facing hardship over the winter

Transformation Cornwall teamed up with Crowdfunder, The Diocese of Truro, The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Methodist District and Cornwall Faith Forum and raised an incredible £21,415 to Poverty Hurts, the Cornwall Community Foundation's cost of living appeal. 

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Young children of Penhaligon's Friends

NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board distribute £300k to 33 community groups

NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board (ICB) has set up a community investment fund, aimed at children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, and has distributed £300,000 to 33 community projects through their Mental Health & Wellbeing Programme via Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF). 

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Children at the beach studying rockpools

New Marine Environment Fund welcomes applications

Thanks to donation from the Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund we welcome applications to a new Marine Environment Fund.

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East Langford Solar Farm Fund injects £29,125 into local communities

East Langford Solar Farm Fund recently awarded £29,125 to four community projects which focused on improving physical health, education and accessibility within the areas of Stratton, Kilkhampton, Launcells and Morwenstow.

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One Trustee and His Phone – The Oasis Centre

Sam Galsworthy, CCF Trustee and Fundholder, visits the amazing Oasis Centre community group, based in St Columb and St Eval, who run well-being services for vulnerable people in the area.  Sam recorded his visit and the moving conversations he had with the employees and the volunteers on his mobile phone.

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CCF team and trustees at The Kings Coronation

Cornwall Community Foundation Celebrate the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Buckingham Palace

His Majesty King Charles III was the 40th reigning monarch to be crowned at Westminster Abbey since 1066. Her Majesty as The Duchess of Cornwall was Patron of the CCF and we were honoured to be invited onto the Queen Victoria Memorial Grandstand to watch the coronation parade.

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Charity Variety Concert raises £1,800 for Foundation

A charity variety concert held at St John’s Methodist Church in St Austell raised an amazing £1,800 for Cornwall Community Foundation to help those in need.

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Guests at Friends Annual Drinks Party 2023

Friends Annual Drink Party 2023

On Thursday 23rd February, we welcomed Friends, Trustees, Business Club members and Fundholders to our Annual Friend’s Drinks Party, hosted by Jane Trahair, Trustee of CCF, and Kim Conchie DL FRSA, Chair of CCF.  A special thanks to CCF fundholders Sam and Kitty Galsworthy for generously welcoming us to their beautiful Georgian home, Trewithen Estate.

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Jordan receives standing ovation

Cornwall Community Foundation’s out of county supporters raise over £200,000 at celebratory event in London.

The Foundation welcomed nearly 250 guests to a Gala Dinner at the Hurlingham Club, London. Hosted by best -selling author, TV presenter and Cornish resident, Fern Britton, the evening was an opportunity for people who love Cornwall but live and work elsewhere, to support communities in need in the county.

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Coronation champions

Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort to mark their Coronation by recognising inspiring volunteers and communities and Community Big Lunch

To mark the Coronation of Their Majesties, The Coronation Champions Awards, with the support of Her Majesty The Queen Consort, will celebrate and recognise inspiring volunteers who have made an exceptional difference in their communities.

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Want to make a difference? – then join our team as Head of Programmes

We have an exciting opportunity to join our enthusiastic team, as Head of Programmes, supporting communities in Cornwall. Click below for more information on the role and to download the application pack.

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Duke and Duchess of Cornwall meet recipients of Young & Talented Cornwall Grants

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall meet Young and Talented Grant recipients during Falmouth visit

During their visit to the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth, to celebrate its 20th birthday, The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall met five young people who have recently received grant funding from Young & Talented Cornwall. Administered by CCF, Young & Talented Cornwall has granted in excess of £330,000 to Cornwall finest prospects who have barriers to fulfilling their promise without support.

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Volunteers at DISC (Drop in and Share Centre) Newquay preparing healthy meals for vulnerable people

Duchy Health Charity and Cornwall Community Foundation join forces to give more support in the cost of living crisis

We have received £50,000 from the Duchy Health Charity to help people struggling with the rising cost-of-living crisis. The funds provide grants to charities and community organisations who are facing increased demand due to the rising household costs. It provides a vital lifeline to communities and individuals across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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Cornwall Christmas Fair committee

£74,000 distributed to Cornwall’s Foodbanks and voluntary organisations to help struggling communities

Last year’s Cornwall Christmas Fair at the Eden Project raised a record figure of £74,000 for the Cornwall Community Foundation. Funds will be shared between Young & Talented Cornwall, St Petrocs, Wild Young Parents CIC and the network of Foodbanks across Cornwall.

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NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board launch new Mental Health & Wellbeing Programme with the Foundation

We have been allocated £300,000 from the NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board, to support community groups and organisations through a new ICB Mental Health & Wellbeing Programme. We are welcoming applications from organisations providing and promoting new initiatives to develop the emotional health and mental wellbeing of children and young people up to 25 years old across Cornwall.

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Vital Signs 2022

Invaluable research measures Vital Signs of Cornwall

We have once again carried out our Vital Signs research and published a report on the findings. Vital Signs is a detailed analysis of a wide range of social measures across Cornwall that we commission every few years in order to direct the grant-giving where it is needed most.

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Thank you to Cornwall’s Christmas Fair for breaking fundraising records

Last month’s Cornwall Christmas Fair at the Eden Project raised a record high of £74,000 for communities across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The critical funds will go towards changing lives across Cornwall by supporting community and grassroots non-profit organisations. Thank you!

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New fund tackling drugs related anti-social behaviour launched

Thanks to the Police and Crime Commissioner of Devon, Cornwall, and the Isles of Scilly funds collected under the Police Property Act are now available as grant funding. Over £40,000 will be available from the newly launched Police Property Act Fund to be distributed between voluntary organisations providing diversionary activities from drugs-related anti-social behaviour.

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Young & Talented Cornwall awards over £16,000 to stars in the making

The recent Young & Talented Cornwall grant panel awarded over £16,000 to more of Cornwall's rising stars. A cello player, dinghy sailor, pentathlon athlete and sabre fencer were among the young talent to be awarded. These bright hopes for the future are the second cohort of the year to benefit from the fund which gives a helping hand to youngsters who may otherwise lack the means to reach their potential.

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Cornwall Community Foundation launches Surviving Winter campaign 2022

We have launched our Surviving Winter 2022 campaign and are appealing to anyone who receives the Winter Fuel Payment but does not need some or all of it, to donate their payment to our campaign. It is a sad reality that due to the cost of living crisis many vulnerable people are facing one of their bleakest and most challenging winters. Donations are very welcome from all people wishing to support our campaign.

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Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner grants nearly £50,000 to groups tackling antisocial behaviour across Cornwall

We are delighted to have administered another round of grant-awarding from the Commissioners Community Grant Scheme. This funding round saw sixteen community groups across Cornwall awarded, with grants ranging from £1,500 to £5,000. This round was created to support activities tackling anti-social behaviour in local communities across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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All the fun of the Christmas Fair

For two days in November, the Eden Project will play twinkly host to the Cornwall Christmas Fair. A glorious array of Christmas gifts, home accessories, fashion, ceramics, jewellery, skincare, children’s clothes and toys will be available between the biomes with a diverse and delectable range of artisan food and drink produce in the Ginsters Food Hall.

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CCF launches new programme of funding for Youth Social Action with UKCF network

We are proud to be distributing the latest round of #iwill funding across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, made possible thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund and DCMS.

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Old bags have style at Cornwall Christmas Fair

In the spirit of reuse and recycle, visitors to this year’s Cornwall Christmas Fair are being asked to bring a favourite vintage Cornwall Christmas Fair shopping bag to the festive event. All those sporting an old bag at the annual Christmas fundraiser will be entered into the Lillicrap Chilcott prize draw to win a limited edition signed print kindly donated by Jim Moir.

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Calling all budding Cornish creative writers!

The Young & Talented Cornwall Creative Writing Award sponsored by Falmouth University and Seasalt Cornwall has launched to nurture aspiring wordsmiths and help them on their way to seeing their work in print, or performed on stage or screen. Applications are now open, giving budding young writers in Cornwall the chance to kick-start their careers and achieve their writing dreams.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Cornwall Community Foundation is deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the II. We send our deepest condolences to our new King, His Majesty King Charles III and The Queen Consort, and we extend our sympathy to the whole Royal Family at this difficult time.

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Cornwall Community Foundation attends Garden Party to celebrate 70th Anniversary of HRH The Duke of Cornwall

We were honoured to be invited to attend the Garden Party at Boconnoc Estate in Lostwithiel to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the 70th Anniversary of HRH the Prince of Wales becoming the Duke of Cornwall. It was lovely to see so many community projects that have been supported by the Foundation and recipients of the Young & Talented Cornwall Fund.

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Cornwall Community Foundation announces new Chair of Trustees

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kim Conchie DL FRSA as the new Chair of Trustees. Kim has been part of the Foundation as a Trustee since 2017 and became Vice-Chair of the Foundation in 2021. Kim takes over the role of Chair from Jane Hartley DL who steps down after five incredibly busy and successful years

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Chartered financial planning firm Watson French joins CCF Business Club

We are delighted to welcome Truro-based trusted financial planners Watson French to the CCF Business Club. Watson French joins other businesses to support the Business Club's grant-making to community groups making a positive difference to people's lives in the county.

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Cornish Lithium Community Fund launched to support local community projects

Cornish Lithium, the Penryn based eco-technology company, has launched a Community Fund to support the work of groups who seek to make a positive difference in the Gwennap, Chacewater, St Day, Carharrack and China Clay areas. In particular, the Cornish Lithium Community Fund encourages applications from groups enhancing skills and education, upgrading social welfare facilities, improve environmental impacts or promoting health and wellbeing.

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Cornwall Community Foundation launches Welcome Fund to support refugees and asylum seekers in Cornwall

In response to the growing need, we have launched the CCF Welcome Fund to support refugees and asylum seekers moving to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly from Ukraine and other countries. We are appealing for funding support from individuals and businesses.

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Cornwall’s most vibrant fundraising event is back supporting CCF!

The Cornwall Christmas Fair – the most vibrant fundraising event in the county’s festive calendar is back this year at the Eden Project on Thursday 24 November with a Preview & Shopping Evening on Wednesday 23 November. All funds raised will go to supporting our communities through the Cornwall Community Foundation.

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Cornwall Community Foundation enjoys special visit from Patron at the Royal Cornwall Show

We were thrilled to be back at The Royal Cornwall Show this year! Spirits were high over the three days after having two years away and the show was made even more special after a surprise Royal visit to the Tregothnan stand from Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, Cornwall Community Foundation’s Patron.

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Police and Crime Commissioners Office creates additional fund round to tackle anti-social behaviour within the community

The Police and Crime Commissioner of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has opened another pot of funding to tackle anti-social behaviour across the county and we are delighted to once again manage the grant scheme. Interested organisations have until August 15 to apply for a grant between £1,000 and £5,000.

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Goonhilly Wind Farm helps to kick start activities in the local area

Goonhilly Downs, the six turbines currently operating, not only provide clean electricity to the entire Lizard peninsula but also hold a community fund with CCF to benefit communities within the TR12 postcode. A panel comprising local members meet to consider applications and make sure the funds are used to kick start activities that will have a long term benefit to local residents. A recent panel saw £18,000 being awarded to six community groups and projects.

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Cornwall Community Foundation launches Poverty Hurts – Cornwall’s Cost of Living Appeal

We have launched a new appeal, to help people struggling with the rising cost-of-living crisis. The funds raised will provide grants to charities and community organisations who are facing increased demand due to the rising household costs, and continue to provide a vital lifeline to communities and individuals across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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Cornish cream producer Roddas supports Cornwall Crisis Fund

The Crisis Fund benefits people who find themselves in crisis and urgently in need of small, one-off amounts of money. These small grants are distributed by local charities who work with people experiencing difficult circumstances. Thank you to Roddas for their generous donation to the Crisis Fund.

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Tamas represents the Foundation at Buckingham Palace Garden Party

Our Chief Executive, Tamas Haydu, was delighted to be invited to a Buckingham Palace Garden Party that recognised the work of charities across the United Kingdom.

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Youth grant panel awards over £115,000 to groups focusing on the wellbeing of children, as part of HeadStart Kernow

Headstart Kernow, the children and young people’s mental health partnership programme with Cornwall Council has recently held a new round with the youth panel awarding grants totalling more than £115,000 to twenty projects as part of The Young People’s Mental Wellbeing Legacy Fund.

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Wildanet joins the Cornwall Community Foundation Business Club to support ‘hard to reach’ communities

Cornwall Community Foundation is delighted to welcome the independent Cornish based internet service provider, Wildanet to the CCF Business Club. Wildanet’s aims and objectives are closely aligned with those shared by other CCF Business Club members.

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The Bourdeaux Shop hosts Cornwall Community Foundation on the Isles of Scilly

Thank you to CCF Business Club member The Bourdeaux Shop for hosting CCF for the day on the Isles of Scilly. The day promoted awareness of the Foundation whilst engaging with many local groups throughout the Isles.

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CCF awards over £39,000 to projects celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee from Art’s Council Let’s create Jubilee Fund

Cornwall Community Foundation are delighted to announce over £39,000 has been awarded to voluntary and community organisations in Cornwall from the Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund.

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Cornwall Community Foundation welcomed out of county supporters to Goldsmiths Hall after two years away

The CCF Cornwall Club welcomed guests to the annual London drinks reception at Goldsmiths Hall, to celebrate Cornwall. Speakers included Jo Davies, CEO of Wild Young Parents Project, who shone a light on the very real challenges families in Cornwall are facing due to the pandemic and the cost of living crisis, and how grants can make a lasting impact.

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Church House Investments joins like-minded businesses to support Cornish communities

As part of Church House Investments' continued engagement with Community Foundations throughout the South of England, Church House are delighted to join The CCF Busines Club, bringing together like-minded businesses to develop mutually beneficial relationships whilst supporting the Foundation's valuable work.

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The Lockdown Decade with Jason Bradbury raises funds for CCF

A large audience of twenty and thirty somethings, tech savvy of course, gathered expectantly at the Sink Inn, Newquay for an evening of conversation on ‘The Lockdown Decade’ with Jason Bradbury, UK technology spokesperson best known for his twelve year stint on TV’s The Gadget Show. Jason explored how post Lockdown technological innovation will grow exponentially at a pace not previously imagined.

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Friend of the Foundation Anna Sharp completed as many sea swims as possible to raise money for Cornish communities

Thank you to Friend of the Foundation, Anna Sharp who last year, braved the Cornish elements and took a dip in the sea as many times as possible, raising £430 for Cornwall Community Foundation.

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The Charles Reynolds Fund supports five community groups tackling generational poverty in Cornwall

Thank you to the generosity of Charles Reynolds, founder of The Charles Reynolds Foundation, a new fund was launched last year to support community groups tackling the effects of generational poverty. In its first round of grant awarding The Charles Reynolds Fund saw a total of £16,000 awarded to five community groups.

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Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office creates additional fund for Cornwall and Devon

We are delighted to once again be administering The Commissioner's Community Grant Scheme on behalf of The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall. The £170,000 funding will concentrate on community groups whose projects are focused on diverting young people and adults from becoming involved in drug activity.

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Low Carbon donates additional £25K to support the local communities of the East Langford, Manor and Churchtown Solar Farms

We are delighted to receive an additional donation of £25,800 to the Build Back Better fund from East Langford, Manor and Churchtown Solar Farms, all managed by Low Carbon. Each solar farm will be contributing an additional £8,600 above their regular annual payment.

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Business Support Grants – Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant

Cornwall Council is now contacting eligible businesses across Cornwall to invite applications for the Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant. Some holiday businesses may not need the grant and with the support of Cornwall Council, we are appealing to the owners of holiday businesses in that position to donate some or all of their grant to the Cornwall Community Foundation. Thank you very much to the holiday businesses that have already donated their grants.

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New fund opens to support creative celebrations of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

A new programme to support communities creatively celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is welcoming applications from 4 January. Cornwall Community Foundation is pleased to be working with UK Community Foundations and Arts Council England to distribute this exciting new fund.

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Surviving Winter Appeal 2021 – people in Cornwall need your help to survive this winter

We have launched our Surviving Winter 2021 campaign and appeal to anyone who receives the Winter Fuel Payment but does not need some or all of it to please donate to payment to the campaign. Donations are also welcome from people who do not receive the Winter Fuel allowance wishing to support the campaign.

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Additional grant funding available from HeadStart Kernow to support young people’s mental wellbeing

Following the success of previous rounds of grant funding, additional funding is now available to community groups supporting young people’s mental wellbeing from the Headstart Kernow Young People’s Mental Wellbeing Legacy Fund.

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Cornwall Connection: Charities warn of “hidden crisis” threatening young Cornish people

Issues affecting young people in Cornwal have remained largely hidden. Young people in Cornwall face a unique set of challenges and it will require a concerted effort of people from all walks of life in Cornwall to help address this. A virtual panel event, chaired by Daphne Skinnard, will see speakers discuss the challenges and solutions that may help avert the worst long-term impact.

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Iconic gift shop on the Isles of Scilly joins the CCF Business Club

We are delighted to welcome the iconic Bourdeaux Shop, based on St Marys on the Isles of Scilly, to the Foundation’s Business Club. The shop is the first Business Club member from the Isles of Scilly.

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CCF Business Club meets in person and awards grants to six community projects

Business Club members meet for breakfast at Healey's Cyder Farm and hold a Grants Panel meeting awarding grants to six community projects.

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CCF online workshop: available funding and support for voluntary sector groups

Cornwall Community Foundation are inviting community groups, projects and charities with an adult social care focus to an online workshop "Cornwall Adult Social Care Funding."

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The CCF successfully met the standards for the fifth round of Quality Accreditation!

Cornwall Community Foundation recently underwent an external audit of its policies and procedures and successfully met the standards of the UKCF Quality Accreditation!

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Cornwall Christmas Fair will sparkle at the Eden Project raising funds for Cornwall Community Foundation

Get into the festive spirit with this year's Cornwall Christmas Fair at the Eden Project on the 10th and 11th of November, all in aid of Cornwall Community Foundation.

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New grant programme open for groups responding quickly to community needs after the pandemic

We are welcoming applications to a new funding programme in partnership with Cornwall Council, from their Contained Outbreak Management Fund. Applicants eligible for funding include not-for-profit small to medium-sized community groups or social enterprises.

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Staff and Volunteers of Bodmin Citizens Advice Cornwall who help people with budgeting and debt management

New grant fund launched to develop the financial skills of low-income families in Cornwall.

The Caledonia Investments Charitable Foundation, established by Caledonia Investments plc, has created a new grant fund to support financial planning, debt management and financial education in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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HeadStart Kernow young peoples’ panel awards grants to nineteen mental health and wellbeing projects

Headstart Kernow recently held a grants panel for The Young People’s Mental Wellbeing Legacy Fund, awarding grants totalling more than £67,000 to nineteen community projects around the county. The members of the grant panel were young people.

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Bag a piece of Cornish art and support Cornwall’s communities

Cornwall’s most vibrant and popular Christmas Fair returns to the Eden Project after a year’s break this November. In an exciting first, renowned Cornish potter and artist Paul Jackson has generously designed the limited edition jute shopping bag for the 2021 Fair, sponsored by Lillicrap Chilcott.

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Headland Hotel Community Fund welcomes grant applications from local community groups

The Headland Hotel Community Fund, supported by donations by the hotel's guests, is welcoming applications by 8th October for its next funding round. The Fund is open to community groups in and around Newquay who are working to address immediate crisis relief and offering mental health and well-being provision.

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CCF welcomes Friends and Business Club Members to Annual Drinks Party

We were delighted to be able to hold our Annual Drinks Party on Tuesday 7th September, to thank CCF Friends and Business Club members for all their support.

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Cornwall’s Social Enterprise Fund awards first grants to six community organisations

Cornwall’s Social Enterprise Fund, launched in April thanks to the support of the Harrison family, has awarded grants totaling £78,000 to six community interest companies in Cornwall. Read how Cognition Learning at Bude and The Old Ship Inn are using their grants.

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Thank you to John Bray and Partners for supporting CCF on their 50th Birthday

Thank you to John Bray and Partners for hosting an online charity Art Auction to celebrate their 50th Birthday, in aid of CCF and Wadebridge Foodbank. We are so grateful to John Bray, the artists that donated and everyone who bid on all the wonderful pieces raising £10,000 for both charities.

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The Charles Reynolds Fund opens to tackle effects of generational poverty in Cornwall

We are delighted to welcome applications to newly created The Charles Reynolds Fund. Applications are invited from community organisations for grants that alleviate the effects of poverty for families and young people through one or more of the following themes: sport, nutrition, education and rehabilitation.

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John Bray and Partners to celebrate 50th Birthday with under the hammer art auction in aid of local charities

John Bray & Partners have chosen 2021, their 50th Birthday year, to hold a charity art auction jointly in aid of Wadebridge Foodbank and Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF). The auction is now live for you to view all the wonderful art...

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Insurer’s support helps Cornwall Community Foundation change lives across the county

We're delighted to have been nominated by our local NFU Mutual agency in Truro, to receive an incredible donation from their national Agency Giving Fund. This donation has enabled us to fund community non-profit organisations that are changing lives across the county.

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The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall is launching the Commissioner’s Community Grant Scheme

With thanks to new funding from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly we are welcoming applications to the newly created Commissioner’s Community Grant Scheme. The first round is open Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly on with a theme of “Resilience to crime and disorder”.

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Join our free online workshop for new CICs

We are offering a free workshop on the 22nd July for new, or formed in the past two years, CICs to hear advice from the County's leading experts.

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Cornwall’s social economy: the secret powerhouse for post-Covid recovery

Our message for the G7 leaders as they arrive at Cornwall Airport Newquay, is that the social economy is a powerhouse for post-covid recovery. Not only does the sector provide social benefits for the communities it serves but it will also be a significant driver of economic recovery.

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Carers Week 2021: supporting young carers putting the needs of others first

Carers Week 2021 runs from Monday 7th till Sunday 13th June. We wanted to highlight the incredible efforts of young carers and some of the local projects supporting them.

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New grant awards will mean Mullion blooms

Mullion blooms after The Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund holds recent grant panel meeting and awards £13,000 to the TR12 area.

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Trewithen Fund grant panel awards £20,000 to help young people achieve their potential

The Trewithen Fund supports projects that teach, train and mentor young people to help them achieve their full potential. The grant panel recently awarded £20,000 to 8 groups.

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Surviving Winter Fund awards £36,000 to help people survive through winter

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Surviving Winter Fund awarded over £36,000 to community groups supporting people at most risk from the effects of winter.

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New HeadStart Kernow youth grant panel awards grants totalling £56,000 at first meeting

HeadStart Kernow, the fund supporting young peoples mental health and wellbeing held its first panel meeting. The members of the panel making the decisions about grants were young people.

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CCF Business Club awards grants to ten community projects

The Business Club Grants Panel at its most recent meeting funded ten community projects across Cornwall, from Bude to St Ives. Projects included 2nd Bude (Jacobstow) Scout Group who are building a new Scout Hut and Cornwall Deaf Centre who are starting a job club for deaf and hard of hearing people.

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Co-Creating Cornwall’s Future: The Alternative G7 Voluntary Sector Summit

The alternative G7 voluntary sector summit, Co-Creating Cornwall's Future, a free online event set to empower and inspire voluntary organisations and community groups everywhere.

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Budock Vean Hotel raises £4,000 to support Cornish communities.

We're delighted CCF Business Club member, Martin Barlow, owner of the Budock Vean Hotel, recently presented a cheque for £4,093 for the last year to our Philanthropy Director, Amy Buzza-Blackwell. Read about the Hotel's commitment to supporting Cornish communities and how the funds were raised.

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North Cornwall Panel awards £22,194 to eleven community groups

North Cornwall Fund was 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 North Cornwall Area. Meeting virtually, the panel awarded a total of £22,194 to eleven groups.  

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The Papillion fund awards £3,400 to four groups within St Thomas and the South Petherwin area.

The Papillion Fund, managed by Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF), provides grants to community groups and charities in St Thomas and South Petherwin area. At its recent virtual grant panel, the Fund awarded more than £3,400 to four groups.  

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GWR donation supports mental health and wellbeing of young people in Cornwall

The Headstart Kernow Young People's Mental Wellbeing Legacy Fund that we run in partnership with Headstart Kernow receives an additional £20,000 donation from Great Western Railway.

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Thank you to The CHAOS Collective for raising £10,000 for families in Cornwall through their Christmas Single, Feed Cornwall.

Food poverty is a huge issue across Cornwall, impacting many people’s lives, this issue has only worsened since the pandemic. We are extremely grateful to The CHAOS Group and Collective who have lifted spirits and raised vital funds which will benefit so many people through their Christmas Single, Feed Cornwall.

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Foundation launches new grant fund to support social enterprises in Cornwall

Thanks to the generosity of the Harrison family, Cornwall’s Social Enterprise Fund is up and running and welcoming applications. The fund supports social enterprises in both start-up and step-up phases. The programme is designed to be flexible to offer support to grow business and increase employment in the exciting social enterprise sector.

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Sponsors support Cornish communities with online event

The Cornwall Club welcomed more than 200 guests to a virtual reception to showcase the support the Foundation has provided to Cornwall in the pandemic and highlight the challenges that remain for many people. Monique Collins (DISC Newquay) & Alan Milliner (White Gold) shared their experiences while Nathan Outlaw gave a taste of Cornwall with a Cornish dish.

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Delivering better futures with Made By Sport – ‘Clubs In Crisis’ fund launches

The #ClubsInCrisis Fund, led by @madebysport, will be open to apply for via some of our local community partners from 12 April!

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A year of Covid in Cornwall

It has been a year since we distributed our first grant in response to the coronavirus crisis. During this extraordinary year, we raised £2 million and distributed £1,773,000 to 193 community projects.

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Amy joins as our new Philanthropy Director

A warm welcome to Amy Buzza Blackwell who has joined as our new Philanthropy Director. Throughout her career, Amy has specialised in campaign management, the organisation of major events, as well as working with charities’ largest supporters. Amy is very much looking forward to getting to know CCF’s supporters, whether they are based in Cornwall or further afield.

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The Lockdown SOS Appeal launches to support communities in Cornwall

We’ve teamed up with Devon Community Foundation and, in Cornwall, Cornwall Live, the Western Morning News, Cornish Guardian, The Cornishman and the West Briton to raise much-needed funds as the coronavirus crisis continues.

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Cornwall Community Foundation grant award £400,000 in the first six weeks of 2021

During the first six weeks of 2021, we have awarded 136 grants totalling more than £400,000 to Cornish community groups helping people through the crisis. CEO, Tamas Haydu says, “We are pleased to have been able to support so many community groups at the start of the year and grateful to our donors who have enabled us to do it".

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Lillicrap Chilcott makes second annual donation of £10,000

Cornwall estate agent Lillicrap Chilcott has made a second annual donation of £10,000 to CCF. Ian Lillicrap, Director of Lillicrap Chilcott, said: “We are once again delighted to support the Cornwall Community Foundation and to give something back to the community in this way."

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New grant programme to support young people’s mental wellbeing

Headstart Kernow is working in partnership with us to create and administer a new grant programme. Young people in Cornwall will be able to access grants to support mental wellbeing thanks to a new grant programme launched by Headstart Kernow, the partnership programme run by Cornwall Council and funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

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First grants awarded by Cornwall Women’s Fund to five inspiring projects

Cornwall  Women’s Fund celebrates philanthropy and the amazing local people and charities that empower and support women, girls and families across Cornwall. Meeting virtually for its first grant-awarding panel awarded a total of £4,412 to was awarded to five inspiring groups. Read about the supported projects,

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Savills donates to Foundation to support Cornish communities

Recognizing the unprecedented levels of community need in Cornwall arising from the coronavirus crisis, Savills' Truro office are generously donating a proportion of fees from completed property sales to our Cornwall Emergency Fund.

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Surviving Winter Appeal 2020/21 – people in Cornwall need your help now

We are appealing for donations for our Surviving Winter Campaign 2020/21. The Campaign alleviates hardship associated with winter. Thanks to our donors' generosity, last winter we awarded £18,500 from the campaign. We would live to be able to help even more people this year.

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#iwill programme supports more youth projects in Cornwall

The #iwill grant programme, distributed by the Foundation, has awarded more than £230,000 in Cornwall to community groups to engage young people in campaigning, fundraising and volunteering opportunities. Seven projects have been supported in the latest funding round.

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The CCF recognized as Chamber of Commerce UK Business Hero 2020

We are incredibly honoured to announce that The British Chamber of Commerce has recognised the fantastic work of Cornwall Community Foundation for our contribution to national commerce and the fight against Covid-19 and we have been awarded a UK Business Hero Award 2020.

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Police and Crime Commissioner donates £14,380 to Build Back Better Fund

We are extremely grateful to the Devon and Cornwall Police & Crime Commissioner who has donated funds obtained from the proceeds of crime worth £14,380 to the Build Back Better Fund to help community groups that focus on activities that reduce anti-social behaviour.

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Christmas Fair On Ice 2020 raises £24,000 for the Foundation

The lengths that co-chairs of The Christmas Fair committee do to raise funds! Although The Christmas Fair may have been put ‘on ice’ for 2020, an amazing total was raised to support communities in Cornwall through the pandemic. 

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The CCF Business Club invests £23,340 in local community projects

The CCF Business Club has invested £23,340 in local community projects across Cornwall in the recent round of grant awards. Meeting in a virtual meeting, the panel members agreed on the grants that benefited 12 community groups, including Mylor Sailability and Rame Head National Coastwatch.

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Foundation’s new Build Back Better appeal receives support from The Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund

The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of the Foundation hosted a small tea party this week at Clarence House to mark our work during the Coronavirus pandemic. Our recently launched ‘Build Back Better’ appeal has also received generous additional support from The Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund to the tune of £100,000.

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Our new brand identity promotes positive change for one and all

We're excited to unveil our new brand identity for the Foundation reflecting our ambitious plans for the future. The new approach reflects we feel who we are and what we believe in. Please click the link below for more about the identity and the people involved in its creation.

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Business Club meets with everything but the breakfast

The Business Club is up and running again with a breakfast held virtually on 11 September. We enjoyed our usual mix of networking, discussion and great presentations from projects supporting people struggling in the crisis.

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BBC Radio Cornwall interviews Alex Polizzi on being a Foundation donor

The BBC Radio Cornwall Make A Difference campaign  shines a light on great examples of Cornish communities helping their neighbours. As part of Make A Difference, breakfast presenter James Churchfield interviewed Hotelier and TV presenter Alex Polizzi  asking why she donates to the Foundation.

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CCF joins the 360 Giving Family

The Cornwall Community Foundation are committed to transparency and we have recently joined the #opengrants movement, working alongside 360Giving, to publish information about our Covid 19 grant making.

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Duke and Duchess of Cornwall visit project supported by Cornwall Emergency Fund

At Treverbyn Hall, a project supported during the crisis by grants from the Emergency Fund, the royal couple heard about the challenges faced in local communities and innovative solutions delivered by the Hall. They also met Jane Hartley and Tamas Haydu from the Foundation who thanked the Duchess for extending her Patronage to 2025.

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So we’ve got a tough job on our hands

Wild Young Parents Project supports young families right across Cornwall. See how they have used a grant from the Emergency Fund to meet the basic food and living needs of young mums, young dads and their children.

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Exciting vacancy for full time marketing assistant

We're looking for an enthusiastic person with an interest in marketing and donor care administration. If you have lots of energy and are looking for a challenging and exciting role that could be a first step in your marketing career, then this could be for you.

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National Emergencies Trust – additional Coronavirus funding for Cornwall

In addition to our own Cornwall Emergency Coronavirus Appeal, the National Emergencies Trust (NET) has today launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities.

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Cornwall Emergency Appeal passes £1 million milestone

The Cornwall Emergency Appeal, launched by the Foundation on 19 March, has passed the £1 million mark and is now well on the way to its £2 million target. Jane Hartley, Chairman of the Foundation, says thank you to "one and all" and looks to the future. Read more about how the milestone has been reached and the grants awarded.

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In the teeth of a crisis: how community groups in Cornwall have responded to Covid-19 and are facing future challenges

Read a summary of research carried out by the Foundation to guide our future grant-making priorities. The findings also have a wider application in understanding how community groups have responded to the Covid-19 crisis and see the future.

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Cornwall Emergency Appeal boosted by donation from The Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund

For Cornwall, lockdown equals hardship. Widespread hardship. Those who were counting on the prospect of seasonal work to get them through the next 12 months have seen that vanish. The Cornwall Emergency Fund, set up by CCF to support local communities during Coronavirus, has been boosted by a generous £100,000 donation from The Duke of Cornwall's Benevolent Fund.

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Cornwall Council provides £100,000 for CCF Cornwall Emergency Coronavirus Appeal.

To help ensure crisis groups can continue to support vulnerable residents, Cornwall Council has contributed £100,000 to Cornwall Community Foundation’s (CCF) Cornwall Coronavirus Emergency Appeal.

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Tears and Easter angels – an update from our grants team

As soon as social isolation became a reality, community groups working on the front-line of deprivation needed immediate grants for immediate needs.

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Local music stars release album for Cornwall Emergency Coronavirus Fund

Renowned musicians from Cornwall, including Fishermens' Friends, Daisy Clark and Josh Curnow, have compiled a new album of their songs which will raise funds for the Cornwall Emergency Coronavirus Appeal.

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Foundation launches the Cornwall Coronavirus Emergency Appeal

The Covid-19 pandemic is impacting our communities severely and many people are being forced to turn to their community for help. At the same time foodbanks and local charities are under funding pressure. The Foundation's Emergency Appeal will provide essential funding to help Cornish people survive.

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Budock Vean Gin & Jazz for the Foundation

A fundraising event at Budock Vean, the country house hotel on the outskirts of Falmouth, raised £1,200 for the oundation. Over 40 people attended the gin and jazz evening at the hotel on Friday 13th March

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Charity wine dinner at Headland Hotel raises £5,000 for Cornish communities

Guests at a fabulous charity wine dinner at the Headland Hotel were treated to a mouthwatering menu of local, seasonal dishes, along with a matching wine flight and a non-alcoholic drinks flight. Thanks to the generosity of the Hotel, their suppliers and prize donors, the event raised £5,000.

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Cornwall Club reception in London supports communities in Cornwall

Over 180 guests enjoyed the Cornwall Club’s annual London drinks reception at Trinity House, Tower Hill. Speakers included Jacqui White MBE, founder of Wadebridge Food Bank who gave moving examples of the everyday hardship facing many families in North Cornwall, and the impact of grants from the Cornwall Club.

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Thank you for your support for our Surviving Winter appeal

Donations from Friends of the Foundation have enabled us to award £18,000 to 14 organisations. The funding is used to support mainly isolated, elderly and individuals struggling to get through winter. See how the money has been used.

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Cornwall Women’s Fund launches at Lanhydrock Hotel & Golf Club

The Cornwall Women’s Fund launched with a reception event at the Lanhydrock Hotel & Gold Club on January 23rd. Over 50 guests heard from Founding Member Amanda Stratford about plans for the Fund and what it hopes to achieve, supporting women and girls across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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Crimebeat Fund invites applications to fund community road safety initiatives

Thanks to new funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Cornwall Crimebeat Fund is seeking applications from local community groups in Cornwall undertaking initiatives that improve road safety in their area.

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Tickets available for a spectacular Wine Dinner at Headland Hotel on Sat 7 March

Please join us at The Headland Hotel in Newquay on Saturday 7th March for a spectacular Wine Dinner in aid of the Cornwall Community Foundation. Guests will be treated to a mouthwatering menu of local, seasonal dishes, created especially for the event by executive head chef Chris Archambault, along with a matching wine flight described by wine expert Nigel Logan.

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Tickets available for Gin & Jazz evening at The Budock Vean 13 March

Please join us for a special Gin & Jazz Evening at The Budock Vean Hotel on the Helford River on Friday 13th March 2020 6.00pm to 8.30pm. Thanks to the generosity of the hotel and its suppliers, proceeds will be in aid of the Foundation. We’ll have a selection of gins, kindly supplied by St Austell Brewery and Rosemullion Distillery, together with splashes of different tonics, wonderful canapes by the hotel chef team and a jazz music courtesy of the Elastic Lounge.

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Register for the launch of the Cornwall Women’s Fund

Cornwall Women’s Fund celebrates philanthropy and the amazing local people and charities that empower and support women, girls and families across Cornwall. The Fund are holding a launch event at the Lanhydrock Hotel on 23 January. Follow the link to register.

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Inspiring lunch at the Driftwood Hotel raises funds for Foundation

Kindly hosted by Paul and Fiona Robinson at the wonderful Driftwood Hotel, Portscatho, a special Autumn Lunch raised £1,540 for the Foundation. Arranged by Ellie Michell, Emma Mantle and the Foundation's Events Committee, guests enjoyed a fabulous menu prepared by head chef Olly Pierrepont and his team.

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Cornwall Women’s Fund launch event registration

Cornwall Women’s Fund celebrates philanthropy and the amazing local people and charities that empower and support women, girls and families across Cornwall. The Fund are holding a launch event at the Lanhydrock Hotel on 23 January. Follow the link for more details to register.

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Surviving Winter Appeal – people in Cornwall need your help

Some people in Cornwall struggle during winter conditions and we are appealing for donations to our Surviving Winter campaign. Surviving Winter raises funds to help elderly and vulnerable residents across the county who are suffering due to high energy prices, lack of access to hot food and energy efficiency issues.

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Autumn Dinner hosted by St Moritz Hotel raises £3,100 for Cornwall Community Foundation

Hosted by the St Moritz Hotel Cornwall and supported by Cornish suppliers, an Autumn Dinner raised an amazing £3,100 for the work of the Foundation in supporting Cornish community projects.

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Holiday Hunger in Cornwall

Cornwall is where it's at for holiday retreats these days. But hidden from the holiday enjoyment are Cornish families for whom holiday means hunger. Grants of £40,000 from The Duke of Cornwall's Benevolent Fund have enabled us to help more Cornish people in crisis this year.

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Great volunteer marketing opportunity at CCF

We are looking for someone who can volunteer regularly (ideally 1-2 days per week) over a period of 6 months or more at our office at Launceston, Cornwall.  This is an opportunity to volunteer and use your skills in a great working environment and be part of making a real difference to people and communities in Cornwall.

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Business Club presents cheque for £3000 to Altarnun Village Hall

CCF Business Club members Sharon Stockdale of Stockdale Asset Management, and Kate Manning from Coodes Solicitors, visited Altarnun Village Hall to present a cheque for £3000 for renovation work and to see the Hall in action during a meeting of Chatterbox community social group.

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CCF Business Club planning for the future

Since the CCF Business Club started in 2008 grants totalling £316,000 have been awarded 176 community projects across Cornwall.  A staggering 83,100 beneficiaries have been supported by that grant funding.  Click below to learn more about the grants awarded, what has been achieved and how members are holding Grants Workshop for members to plan future priorities.

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Act now for grant funding to support your community

We have a range of grant programme available to support your community activities. All the programmes have imminent deadline, so check out the details to avoid missing out.

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People and dogs at Headland Hotel raise funds for therapy dog

Led by Kerry and his three celebrity springer spaniels, Max, Paddy and Harry, 100 people and dogs gathered at the Headland Hotel for a beach and coast walk raising funds for CCF to support a therapy dog for the Turnaround project in Newquay. The three canine visitors from the Lake District have 87,000 followers on Facebook.

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Lunch at the St Moritz raises £2,015 for CCF

Hosted in the fabulous setting of the St Moritz Hotel Cornwall, a Charity Lunch arranged by Ellie Michell and the CCF Events Committee, raised £2,015 for CCF. Thank you to the St Moritz Hotel and all the Cornish suppliers and businesses that made this possible.

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Tregothnan raises £3500 for Foundation at Royal Cornwall Show

Middling on Thursday, flooded on Friday and sun-soaked on Saturday. The mixed bag of weather at the Royal Cornwall Show in 2019 didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for Tregothnan cream teas. Tregothnan once again have most generously donated the Show proceeds of £3,500 to CCF to support Cornish communities. 

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Grants team invites community groups to new drop-in advice days

Our grants team are coming out to communities across Cornwall. Our next drop in session will be at Mullion Village Hall, 15 August 3-6pm.

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Healeys Charitable Trust Fund welcomes applications from young Cornish entrepreneurs

The new Healeys Charitable Trust Fund has been set up to help budding young Cornish entrepreneurs.  The Fund is now welcoming applications for its first round of funding from young, disadvantaged people aged 25 and under with a business idea that will change their lives. Click the link for more details and an application form.

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Bank of England Chief Economist consults Cornish community groups

CCF were delighted to partner with the Bank of England in organising a community consultation for the Bank's Chief Economist, Andy Haldane, at Treverbyn Hall, near St Austell. Andy also visited St Austell Community Kitchen to see how the project supports its local community.

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The Worval Foundation supports Head Out young peoples’ programme

The Worval Foundation aims to make a life changing impact for young disadvantaged people aged between 10 and 15 years who are on the edge of exclusion from school or are finding it hard to cope. Learn how a grant of £7,000 has been used by BF Adventure's Head Out programme change young lives.

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CCF thanks Friends and Business Club for their support at Drinks Reception

A large gathering of Friends met on 7 May at The Old Vicarage, Lanhdrock for the annual Friends and Business Club Drinks Party. Guests heard from Dr Maureen Newman, Chief Executive of Restormel Mind about the difference CCF grants had made to the lives of her members, grants made possible by the generosity of the Friends of the Foundation.

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Surviving Winter Fund awards £17,000 to support individuals in need

The Surviving Winter Campaign has awarded more than £17,000 this winter to 19 community groups working with people in need across Cornwall. Wild Young Parents Project have used £1,000 funding to benefit 19 young women with essential funding towards warm clothing, slow cookers, fuel, duvets and pillow.

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CCF Spring Lunch at St Moritz Hotel

Tickets are available for our first fabulous charity lunch of 2019, kindly hosted by the St Moritz Hotel on Tuesday 21st May.

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Cornwall Club supports Cornish communities at London St Piran’s Day reception

The Cornwall Club welcomed 160 guests to a drinks reception at Trinity House, London on March 5th 2019 to celebrate St Piran’s Day and support Cornish communities.

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Budock Vean joins CCF Business Club and launches a guest donation programme

We are delighted to welcome Budock Vean as members of the CCF Business Club. In addition to their annual contribution to the Business Club, the hotel invites their guests donate a voluntary £1.00 on their bills on behalf of the CCF – although in very many cases they’re opting to donate much more than that.

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House Party at Watergate Bay raises £23,000 for local communities

The House Party at Watergate Bay Hotel on 19 January was a huge success. The black tie event was generously hosted by Will and Pix Ashworth of Watergate Bay Hotel and raised more than £23,000 for CCF. Emma Mantle, Trustee of the CCF and Chair of the CCF Events Committee who organised the event, thanks the many people whose generosity made the evening possible.

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Young Carers’ Awareness Day – a reminder of the vital role played by Cornwall’s young carers

An army of 3,900 young people in Cornwall care for family members. Young Carers Awareness Day is designed to increase the profile of the vital role they play. The Duke of Cornwall's Benevolent Fund supports activities for young carers such as respite care, accommodation, learning breaks, hobbies or equipment. Important help to a group of young people in need of more recognition.

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People in Cornwall need your help to survive winter

We are appealing to anyone who receives the Winter Fuel Payment but does not need some or all of it, or who would like to give, to donate to the Surviving Winter campaign. Winter is a very challenging time for many people. The campaign raises funds to help elderly and vulnerable residents across the county who are suffering throughout the winter due to high energy prices, lack of access to hot food and energy efficiency issues.

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Howton Solar Farm Community Fund welcomes applications for grants

In 2018, the Howton Solar Fund awarded more than £39,000 to support 12 projects. Click read for more about some of the projects supported: Tamar Canoe Association, the Core Youth project, St Dominick PCC and the Saltash Great War 100 year commemoration. The deadline for applications for the next round of funding is 19 March.

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Surviving Winter fund awards grants to help people face the challenges of winter

Thanks to the generosity of our Friends and donors grants amounting to £13,000 have already been processed and awarded to community groups who are working to support people in severe need due to winter conditions. Read who and how the grants have helped.

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What a year! We awarded a record £743,000 to 485 community groups in 2018

The Foundation has awarded £743,000 in grants, an increase of 30% on the previous year. This was only possible thanks to funding from 63 funding programmes managed by CCF on behalf of our generous donors. From youth projects and sports clubs to food banks and village halls, we have supported communities where they need it the most.

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CCF Business Club member visits St Keverne community groups to present £6,000

CCF Business Club has awarded two grants totalling £6,000 to St Keverne Methodist Church for community projects. James Sculthorp-Wright and Jayne Robinson of Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management (AFWM) visited the project on behalf of the Business Club to present the cheque and see the Little Blessings parent and toddler group in action.

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The Emily Bolitho Fund – how small grants make a big difference

The Emily Bolitho Fund supports the wellbeing of individuals faced with hardship through poor health or low income who live within the old borough of Penzance. Read how the Fund made such a difference to a mum on a low income taking her son for a hospital appointment in London.

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Godolphin Cross Community Association boosted by CCF support.

Godolphin Cross Community Association, funded by CCF, is a shining example of how local people working together can achieve great things in a short space of time with carefully targeted help from organisations like the Foundation.

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Great Western Railway and CCF invite grant applications to support children with mental health challenges.

Supported by GWR, the Mental Health Fund is open to Cornwall based community groups, charities and social enterprises. The purpose of the fund is to help children and young people, aged between 5-25 years, to suppress the onset of loneliness, isolation, anxiety and ultimately depression.

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Surviving Winter Appeal invites applications from community groups

Thanks to our donor's’ generosity, we have received more than £16,000 in the first month of our Surviving Winter Appeal. As a result we are now awarding grants and inviting applications from organisations helping vulnerable people stay warm. For more details and how to donate if you would like to

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Lostwithiel Giant awarded funding from The Jack Moon and Lors Trust Fund

Lostwithiel has a long-standing tradition of giant making which has declined in recent years. A grant award of £500 from The Jack Moon and Lors Fund, a fund that supports community projects in Lostwithiel, has enabled a group of local volunteers, the Lostiwthiel Giantmakers, to come together to revitalise the Giant.

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Business Club presents cheque to Cornwall Life Recycle

CCF Business Club member, Barry Wilkinson of Office and Interior Smart, visited the Cornwall Life Recycle project, based in Camborne, to present a cheque for £1,500 to support the project’s work. Cornwall Life Recycle works to improve the lives of those who are disadvantaged by helping them learn new skills, build confidence and to work as a team.

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First community grants awarded by United Downs Community Benefit Fund

As part of its engagement with local communities, the United Downs Community Benefit Fund has awarded £10,950 grants to two local projects. The Fund is open to applications for communty projects in the parishes of Carharrick, Gwennap, Lanner and St Day.

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125 community groups attend CCF drop in advice centres

Drop in sessions have been held by our Grants Team in Bude, Bodmin, Camborne, Falmouth, Liskeard, Penzance, St Austell, St Ives and Wadebridge. Highlighting both the depth of need and the number of groups seeking support, 125 groups visited the sessions.

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Wesley Online Centre opens for jobseekers and Universal Credit applicants

CCF has supported the new Wesley Online Centre in Liskeard with £935 to puchase 12 computer monitors. The Online Centre helps people without access to a computer or the necessary IT skills to apply for jobs and apply for Universal credit.

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Business Club Grant Panel awards £17,500 to Cornish communities

The CCF Business Club, the business arm of the Cornwall Community Foundation, has invested £17,500 into community projects across Cornwall. The second round of grant awarding this year benefited 8 groups who received awards ranging from £1,300 to £3,000.

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Surviving Winter – people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly need your help

We are appealing to anyone who receives the Winter Fuel Payment but does not need some or all of it, or who would like to give, to donate to the Surviving Winter campaign. Winter is a very challenging time for many people. The campaign raises funds to help elderly and vulnerable residents across the county who are suffering throughout the winter due to high energy prices, lack of access to hot food and energy efficiency issues.

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Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm establishes fund for young Cornish entrepreneurs

The Directors of Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm have set up a new fund with a donation of £50,000 to help budding young Cornish entrepreneurs develop their business ideas. The Fund will enable young people to change their lives through creative entrepreneurship.

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Cornwall Glass Tea Party celebrates £400 grants to 48 Cornish community groups.

Many of the 48 community groups awarded £400 in 2018 by the Cornwall Glass Fund to mark the comapny's 40 years in business attended a Celebration Tea Party in Truro.

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CCF Business Club members present cheque to Mylor Pre-school

Roger Graffy of Mylor Yacht Harbour and Lee Williams and Emily Felton of Colas Ltd, members of the CCF Business Club visited Mylor Pre-school to present a cheque for £2,500. The grant enabled the group to fit new windows to the Schoolroom.

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CCF announces drop-in grant advice sessions in Camborne, St Ives, Wadebridge and Launceston

An adviser from our Grants Team will be available in Camborne, St Ives and Wadebridge in November. If you are a not for profit organisation or charity, based in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly, and need a grant, then drop in to learn more about the grants available and how to apply.

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Cornwall Glass Fund awards grants to 48 community groups

47 Cornish community groups have benefited in 2018 from grants from the Cornwall Glass Fund. To mark 40 years in business, the Company decided to make awards to more than 40 groups this year.

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CCF given new role managing transferred trusts to support local communities

CCF along with other community foundations, the Charity Commission and the Government are engaging in a trust transfer initiative which aims to raise up to £20 million from inactive existing trusts. The transfers will provide a huge boost to local charities by distributing funds from inactive trusts to good causes. The Foundation has already transferred close to £2million of such trusts.

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Tickets available for CCF Charity Lunch at the Merchants Manor, Falmouth

Enjoy a fabulous Charity Lunch at the Merchants Manor, Falmouth on 18th October. A stunning lunch of outstanding and intriguing dishes prepared with the finest local ingredients. And, alongside the exceptional dining experience, enjoy the company of others equally passionate about supporting the communities that make Cornwall such a special place.

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Donate to Cornwall’s Mental Health Fund and double your money

Cornwall’s Mental Health Match Fund Challenge for Children and Young People means you can double with every £10 you donate. NHS Statistics show that over half of all mental all health starts before the age of 14 years old, and 75% before 18. Help us make a difference in Cornwall, forever.

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CCF Business Club member presents cheque to Rame Head Coastwatch

Sarah Trivett, Liskeard Branch Manager of Millerson, representing the CCF Business Club, visited National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) Rame Head to present a cheque for £1,000 towards the cost of a new radar.

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Members attend CCF Business Club breakfast

Twenty four businesses attended the quarterly CCF Business Club Breakfast on 14 September at the Plume of Feathers, Mitchell. Chaired by The Hon Evelyn Boscawen, members shared their own business experiences and enjoyed an engaging presentation from Simone Kennett of Roseland Peninsula Patients Group (RPPG).

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CCF announces funding from the United Downs Geothermal Community Fund

Geothermal Engineering Ltd (GEL) has secured funding to drill two deep geothermal wells from its site within the United Downs Industrial Estate. As part of its engagement with local communities, the company has set up a Community Fund to support projects in four local parishes. The Fund will be managed by CCF and is now open for applications.

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CCF supports Cornwall’s first Fuel Bank

CCF has awarded £2,000 to help establish Cornwall’s very first Fuel Bank. The Fuel Bank initiative is a project to help people who are most in need by giving them funds to pay for gas and electricity, alongside emergency food. Based at transformation CPR, the Fuel Bank will support nearly 1,000 families during winter.

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Cornwall Community Foundation and UKCF launch Tampon Tax Community Fund

Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) is working in partnership with UK Community Foundations to deliver the Tampon Tax Community Fund in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Funding of £5,000 to £10,000 is available for community groups and charities who deliver projects that support women and girls to build skills and confidence, improve their health and wellbeing, and build social networks.

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Juicy fundraising for CCF by C100 member Healeys

C100 member Healeys are giving locals the chance to turn their surplus apples into juice or cyder and learn more about the process. The mill and press are free to use (over 16s) with a donation to CCF.

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The Trewithen Fund opens to help Cornish youngsters to achieve their full potential

The newly established Trewithen Fund, managed by the Foundation offers support to community projects who provide help to young people, often disaffected or disengaged, who are not achieving their full potential.

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Royal Reception to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Cornwall Community Foundation

A special reception to mark the 15th anniversary of CCF was held at the Duchy of Cornwall Nurseries and attended by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, who is Patron of the Foundation. Welcomed by Jane Hartley DL, Chairman of CCF, The Duchess met donors, trustees and staff, together with six community groups who have received grants from the Foundation in the last year.

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£3,500 raised for the Foundation at the Royal Cornwall Show

The Royal Cornwall Show was a resounding success for CCF, raising £3,500 thanks to the generosity and support of Tregothnan. Trustees, staff and volunteers enjoyed the sunshine, welcoming Friends, Business Club members and people new to us at the Tregothnan Stand.

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Cornwall C100 Business Club member presents cheque to Bright Sparks

Cornwall C100 Business Club member, Pamela Idelson of Trebarfoot Manor, visited Bright Sparks Music and Drama Club, based in Week St Mary, to present a cheque for £2000 to enable the club to purchase a new portable stage system.

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London celebrates Cornwall Community Foundation’s 15 years at Trinity House

We welcomed more than 175 guests to Trinity House, London, on May 15th to celebrate the Foundation’s 15th anniversary with the Cornwall Club. The Cornwall Club is an opportunity for people who have an affinity with Cornwall, but who live or work elsewhere, to support communities in need in the county.

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Constantine Bay’s Iron Man raises £8078 for Cornwall Community Foundation.

Chris Keeble, Director of Constantine Bay Stores, completed the gruelling Staffordshire 70.3 Ironman Triathlon for the CCF North Cornwall Fund. This newly established Fund will support community projects that stengthen communities specifically in the north of the county.

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Liza Pulman Sings Streisand in aid of CCF

Enjoy a magical evening of music, laughter and storytelling celebrating Barbara Streisand in a big top overlooking the water at Mylor on Sunday 27 May at 7.30pm. A fabulous evening of entertainment raising money for CCF to help strengthen Cornish communities.

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C100 Club Member The Headland Hotel raises more funds for CCF

The Headland Hotel is targeting its future charitable activities toward supporting local communities, through fund-raising for Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF). In addition to being C100 Business Club members, guests are invited to make an optional £1 donation at check out.

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Second Home Owners’ Scheme supports homes for locals

The Second Home Owners' Scheme has recently awarded £9000 to Cornwall Community Land Trust (CCLT) to deliver affordable homes, mainly for sale and some for rent, tailored to the needs of local communities.

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2017/18 Surviving Winter Appeal supports 18 projects with grants totalling £19,000

The generosity of CCF’s Friends and supporters this winter enabled CCF to make essential grants community groups who are on the front-line of supporting those most at risk from the effects of winter. Read more about how your generous donations were used.

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C100 Business Club awards £19,500 to community projects

At its recent Grant Panel meeting, the Cornwall C100 Club awarded £19,500 to ten community projects across Cornwall. Projects supported included Cornwall Life Recycle in Camborne who enable vulnerable young people to learn new skills refurbishing old cycles.

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Cornwall Glass to grant £400 to 40 community groups

The Cornwall Glass Fund was established in 2009, managed by the Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) to provide funding for community groups. To mark the milestone of 40 years in business the Cornwall Glass Fund is awarding 40 grants of £400 to community groups throughout Cornwall.

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CCF celebrates with our Friends and Business Supporters

Our annual Friends and C100 Business Club Drinks Party was held on 7 February at St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre. We are very grateful to our Friends and C100 members for their ongoing support and the annual party gives an opportunity to celebrate this success story.

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Thanks a billion!

Community Foundations across the UK are proud to announce that collectively we have distributed ONE BILLION POUNDS to local charities. In the last year alone Foundations across the UK distributed £77million in grants and 4.7million people were impacted by that investment. In Cornwall, CCF has invested more than £7.5million in local communities since 2003.

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The Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund supports access to computers for Universal Credit claimants

The Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund has invested in the installation of a number of computers for the Wadebridge & Bodmin Foodbanks, providing safe and secure internet access for their clients.

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Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund supports local community projects

At the recent Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund meeting, more than £22,000 was awarded to nine projects supporting the communities local to the wind farm. Projects supported included Coverack Gig Club towards a second pilot gig enabling the club to widen participation.

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International success for young athlete supported by Lord Lieutenants Fund For Youth

The Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Youth, which is administered on behalf of its trustees by CCF, supports gifted under-23s in Cornwall so they are better equipped to reach their potential. See how one young Cornish athlete supported by the Fund has recently achieved international success.

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First Comic Relief Core Strength grants awarded in Cornwall

Comic Relief and UK Community Foundations are delivering £2 million investment into supporting small community led organisations across the UK. Cornwall Community Foundation are administering the grants in Cornwall and the Grants Panel have made the first awards amounting to £13,887.

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The Foundation announces new Chair of Trustees

The Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Jane Hartley DL as our new Chair of Trustees. Jane has been a Trustee since April 2009 and Vice Chair from 2014. She has been working closely with outgoing Chairman, The Hon Evelyn Boscawen who continues as a Trustee of the Foundation.

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C100 Club members hear how their contribution helps change lives

CCF’s C100 Business Club held its first quarterly Breakfast meeting for members and invited guests in Truro last week. The meeting included a presentation by Annette Rule and Mike Morgan-Osbourn of Cornwall Life Recycles explaining how their their project, repairing and servicing bicycles, improves the lives of disadvantaged young people.

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£50,000 Youth Social Action funding awarded to Cornish youth projects

Youth Social Action, administered in Cornwall by CCF, awarded more than £50,000 in the first funding round to Cornish youth projects. Projects awarded grants included 4Elementz, a community project using music and media to inspire positive life change in young people at risk of offending.

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CCF Friends and supporters visit projects in South East Cornwall

On a rain-soaked October evening, Friends, fund-holders and supporters of CCF visited Landulph Memorial Hall to see local projects that have been recipients of grant funds managed by the Foundation. Afterwards guests met at Pentillie Castle, courtesy of Ted and Sarah Coryton, to learn about the Work Skills South West and Battling On projects.

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Coverack update – fund raising and grants awarded

Ferocious flash floods swept through Coverack village and surrounding valleys in July. To support local residents, the Foundation partnered with Cornwall Live to raise funds and award grants for affected residents.

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Tamas Haydu thanks HRH The Duchess of Cornwall for her continuing support as Patron

HRH The Duchess of Cornwall attended a special reception at Clarence House on 13th July to mark The Duchess's 70th Birthday, alongside supporters and representatives from the charities Her Royal Highness supports. The Duchess of Cornwall is the Patron of the Cornwall Community Foundation. Tamas Haydu, Chief Executive, represented the CCF and thanked Her Royal Highness for her continuing support.

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Grants Manager Kirsty enjoys tea at the Palace

Grants Manager, Kirsty Philpott attends a Royal Garden Party to celebrate HRH The Duchess of Cornwall's 70th birthday. The Duchess is Patron of Cornwall Community Foundation.

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Local community groups awarded funding from Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund

Since the beginning of 2012, the Goonhilly Community Fund has invested more than £200,000. At the Fund's recent Grant Panel meeting, a further £9500 was approved to support the work of local organisations.

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CCF appoints new Chief Executive

We will say farewell but not goodbye to Oliver Baines OBE at the end of March. Oliver will be stepping down to retire (yes, we don’t believe it either!) from the position of CEO. Tamas Haydu has been appointed by the Board of Trustees as the new CEO of Cornwall Community Foundation.

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High Sheriff completes ultra-triathlon across Cornwall

Jane Hartley, High Sheriff of Cornwall, cycled 90 miles, swam 1.5 miles and ran 5.5 miles from Torpoint to Land’s End to raise money for her new fund. Jane completed her ultra-triathlon in just 12 hours.

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The CCF celebrates its Friends and business supporters

Our annual Friends’ and Cornwall 100 Club Party, hosted by Jane Hartley, the High Sheriff of Cornwall, was a fantastic evening on the 9th of September. We are very grateful to our Friends and C100 members for their ongoing support and the annual party gives an opportunity to celebrate this success story.

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High Sheriff Of Cornwall Active Eight Challenge

Jane Hartley, High Sheriff of Cornwall, has launched a fund introducing sport and outdoor activity to young people with mental health issues. Jane has taken on a challenge to attempt eight sports she has never tried before to raise funds during her shrieval year as well as cycling 90 miles, swimming 1.5 miles and running 5.5 miles all across Cornwall.

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CCF & FEAST support art projects across Cornwall

The CCF supported several projects all across Cornwall in partnership with FEAST in June.

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Successful The Reason Why event in Camborne and Tregullow

30 supporters of CCF attended the annual The Reason Why event in Camborne. The group first visited Transformation CPR and then continued with a presentation by the Camborne and Redruth Live at Home Scheme at Tregullow, kindly hosted by James and Sarah Williams.

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Mylor Sailability receives support from the C100

Mylor Sailability received £1,500 from the business club of the CCF towards a Hawk 20 keelboat for people with disabilities. Sailing freely at beautiful Carrick Roads is an uplifting and brilliant escape from the frustrations that disabled people can face on land.

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The Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund helps over 40 young careers

The Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund has given the opportunity to over 40 young carers to be young people and enjoy themselves free from their caring role and responsibilities.

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Wellbeing & Prevention Programme invested £50,000 in care and support projects

As the Wellbeing & Prevention Programme draws to an end we would like to reflect and thank the local community groups who enhanced the quality of life for people with care and support needs through developing a range of activities and events.

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Community project in Gorran Haven receives support from the C100

St Goran Church Community Project has received £3,000 from Cornwall Community Foundation’s business club to help fund fittings and equipment in the new community kitchen of the church.

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The CCF celebrates its Friends and Business Club

The CCF's annual Friends’ and Cornwall 100 Club Party at C100 member Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm was a fantastic evening. The Friends of the CCF supported the Crisis Fund in 2015 and the Cornwall 100 Club, the business arm of the CCF, invested a total of £41,808 this year in 17 community groups.

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Royal Reception for the recipients of the Duke of Cornwall Benevolent Fund in Cornwall

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall met Trustees, staff, supporters and beneficiaries of the Cornwall Community Foundation during their annual summer visit to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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Emergency Storm Fund raised over £183,000

The CCF is very grateful for the generosity of those who donated to the Emergency Storm Relief. The CCF raised £183,000 during the appeal and has to date distributed over £135,000 to individuals and community groups who were severely affected in Cornwall by the winter storms.

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Your idea could be turned into a reality with Crowdfunder.co.uk and the CCF

Have you got an idea that will benefit the community but no way of funding it? Why not crowdfund it. In a special partnership with Crowdfunder the Cornwall Community Foundation is offering up to £50,000 worth of match funding to Crowdfunder projects.

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