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.

The Cornish Lithium Community Fund supports the work of clubs, charities and groups who seek to make a positive difference in the Gwennap, Blackwater, Chacewater, St Day, Carharrack, China Clay network, Redruth Tolgus and St Agnes Parish areas.

The Fund opens for applications from Monday 29 April and the deadline for applications for this round of funding is Monday 10 June 2024.

Projects in these areas that aim to enhance skills and education, upgrade social welfare facilities, support industrial heritage and mining history, improve environmental impacts or promote health and wellbeing are invited to apply.

Cornish Lithium are also inviting people to attend a free community event on Thursday 16 May from 1.30pm to 4.00pm at Kresen Kernow.  Information will be available at the event which will also celebrate the positive difference community projects have made as a result of the fund which was launched in 2022.

Jeremy Wrathall, Interim Chairman, Founder and CEO of Cornish Lithium said: “We are delighted to be opening up this latest round of funding from the Cornish Lithium Community Fund. As a Cornish company we are proud to support organisations that benefit the communities where we operate and, with the expanding footprint of our operations, this funding round is expected to be the largest we have undertaken both in terms of size and areas covered.

“We also look forward to welcoming members of the community to the event on Thursday 16 May. In addition to finding out more about the Cornish Lithium Community Fund and the fantastic organisations it has supported, we will also be providing information about our upcoming geothermal lithium projects at Tolgus and Cross Lanes, as well as details of our archive and how we are preserving and utilising historic mining data.”

Tamara Sherston-Baker, Development Director at Cornwall Community Fund said: It is hugely rewarding to see how local projects are benefiting from the funding from Cornwall Lithium, which is helping to bring positive change across communities . Most recently £17,775 was awarded to 13 local organisations in Cornwall. We look forward to receiving applications from groups across eligible areas and distributing this next wave of funding.”

For more information and to apply for a grant from the Cornish Lithium Community Fund click here.

If you would like to attend the free community event on Thursday 16th May from 1:30pm to 4pm at Kresen Kernow book your ticket online.