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. 

The money is being used to improve community spaces, provide activities that bring communities together and support charitable organisations helping children and young people. These small grants have a huge positive impact and change peoples’ lives for the better. 

The groups that have benefited from the community investments are:

  • The Illogan Old School Community Centre – to create an outdoor space for community activities
  • Pipers Pool Methodist Church – to refurbish the inside space so it is flexible for the community groups that use it: village youth club, lunch club, WI, ladies group, under 5’s and numerous Parish and charity events.
  • Tintagel Parent Teacher Friends Association – imporvements to play area.
  • Camelford & District Age Concern – to contribute to a minibus that is wheelchair friendly.
  • St Erme Village Hall – to ensure their essential community facility is wheelchair friendly.
  • Cornwall Food Action – to assist with operational and volunteer development, improving the distribution of surplus food that would otherwise go to landfill, to other charities helping vulnerable communities.
  • Lelant Village Hall- to refurbish the kitchen to bring it up to date for their wide range of community users.
  • St Austell Baptist Church – to upgrade the kitchen and facilities for community use and including  basic cookery training and sessions for families on nutrition and healthy living.

The CCF Business Club was established ten years ago and in that time more than £300,000 has been awarded to community projects across Cornwall.