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 Cornwall Network Areas of Bude, Launceston, Camelford, Bodmin, Padstow, Wadebridge, St Columb Major and the surrounding areas. Meeting virtually, the panel awarded a total of £22,194 to eleven groups.  

The projects who have been successful with their application to the North Cornwall fund are: 

Launceston Town Band 

Launceston Town band will be using funding towards the installation of a mezzanine floor and staircase to make the hall bigger for social use ready for in-person sessions to take place.  

Bodmin Way  

The funding received will be used to create walking and cycling routes around Bodmin, helping both the mental, physical and general wellbeing of beneficiaries. 

The Pearl Exchange CIC 

Working in partnership with Counselling for Social, The Pearl Exchange will provide 6-week courses for 18–30-year-olds in North Cornwall from the funding they receive to help with their mental health.  

St Issey in Bloom 

The community group that aims to inform, educate and inspire the St Issey community through horticulture are receiving funding to install a fruit cage. 

Port Isaac Village Hall 

The funding to Port Isaac Village Hall will be used to refurbish the Hall allowing for a quality venue for activities to take place 

South Petherwin Cricket Club 

South Petherwin Cricket Club will install a new static net and all-weather surface matting with the funding they receive. This will allow for increased development of their youth players and attract new players from the local area. 

Ruthern Valley Players 

The funding will allow for the purchasof a transportable stage and lightingOnce restrictions allow, the equipment will be used for future productions proven to greatly reduce social isolation and to reinvigorate community cohesion. 

Marhamchurch Methodist Church 

The funding will be used to redecorate the hall to attract more community use, helping to relieve isolation and create more social interaction within their lovely village. 

Polzeath Football Club 

Polzeath Football Club now has planning permission to construct a home football pitch thus the funding will enable them to do so.  

St. Tudy Preschool 

The funding will allow for St Tudy Preschool to put new flooring throughout the building to allow for safe play with creative materials.  

Nanstallon Pre-School 

Nanstallon Pre-school is looking to build an extension to provide a space for their youngest children, who would ordinarily be in our main room The extension will provide a much less daunting space for these children. Funding from the North Cornwall Fund will enable this to happen.  

Tim Smith, the Chair of the North Cornwall Fund Panel comments, ‘I am delighted that the generosity of our donors has enabled us to support so many deserving community groups in North Cornwall.  They do a wonderful job in helping and supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our society and I know that they will put these grants to very good use.’