The CCF Business Club invests £23,340 in local community projects

he CCF Business Club, the business arm of the Cornwall Community Foundation, has invested £23,340 in local community projects across Cornwall at its recent round of grant awards. Meeting virtually, the Panel of Business Club members awarded grants that benefited 12 community groups.

The grants are 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, especially as communities continue to build back after the coronavirus crisis.

The groups that have benefited from the community investments are:

• Mylor Sailability – to offer sailing days to people with terminal illnesses and their families.

• National Coastwatch Institution Rame Head Cornwall – to instal windscreen wipers to Rame Head Lookout Tower

• Roche and District Young Farmers Club – to purchase a storage container making it easier to access equipment during and beyond lockdown.

• 7th Camborne Guides and Rangers – to renovate the bathrooms and install showers at Guide Hall in order to be able to host overnight stays for the young people once lockdown has lifted.

• Friends of Millbrook Chapel of Rest – to carry out improvements to a recently purchased Chapel of Rest in order to make it safe and welcoming for the community.

• Polruan Village Hall – to improve ventilation for the hall’s users.

• Whole Again Communities CIC – to purchase IT equipment enabling the live streaming of training workshops for families.

• Sticker Football Club – to upgrade the clubhouse heating and covert a changing room to a disabled bathroom.

• Lusty Surf Life Saving Club – to purchase Nipper Rescue Boards to their young people to train on appropriate boards for their age and size.

• People Power Science CIC – to train people who are long term unemployed to run Public Marine Wildlife Events.

• Mills Hall Trust – to purchase insulation to improve heating efficiency and reduce environemntal impact.

• Kowetha – to support the families of children visible by colour in Cornwall in schools.

The CCF Business Club was established 12 years ago and in that time more than £370,000 has been awarded to community projects across Cornwall.