125 community groups attend CCF drop in advice centres

The CCF Grants Team have been hosting drop in sessions across Cornwall meeting community groups who are working to meet social needs in their areas.

So far sessions have been held 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. 60 of the groups had not previously contacted CCF and most had never applied for a grant.

There is a further session to be held in Launceston on 20 December. Click here for details.

Grant Manager Kirsty Philpott says, “We are already seeing good quality grant applications from the organisations that attended the sessions.  In addition to providing advice to the groups, the sessions enable the Foundation to gain valuable feedback on current community challenges and opportunities. This initiative would not have been possible without support from the Tanner Trust and the Cornwall Glass Fund to whom we are very grateful.”