Cornwall Glass Fund awards grants to 48 community groups

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

The Cornwall Glass Fund was established by the company in 2009 and is managed by CCF to provide funding for community groups. The Fund has grown and has awarded more than £100,000 in 160 local projects within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to date.

Mark Mitchell, Chairman of Cornwall Glass, says, “In our ruby celebration year, we feel privileged to have supported 47 groups doing great work across Cornwall. Being part of the community is an important part of who we are and what we do. In this special 40th year of our business, we wanted to do something to mark this important milestone.”

Groups supported from the 40th year awards included 1st Illogan Brownies, Goonhavern Scouts, Launceston Memory Café, St Enoder Age Concern, St Austell CFR Group, Lelant Village Hall, Drama Express, St Agnes Netball Club, Carnon Carers and Cornwall Downs Syndrome Support Group.

Cornwall Glass is a family owned business specialising in the manufacture, production and installation of glass and glazing products for commercial, trade, architectural and domestic customers. With 15 branches throughout Cornwall and South West, the company has supported local communities since it all began in 1978. Cornwall Glass colleagues take an active role in the decision-making process for the applications to the Fund.

Tamas Haydu, CCF Chief Executive, comments, “Cornwall Glass has always supported Cornish communities and the company set up the Cornish Glass Fund to ensure that support continues in perpetuity. Awarding 47 grants in 2018 alone, to mark the Company’s 40th year, is a measure of their commitment to helping local voluntary groups and charities flourish.”