The Papillion fund awards £3,400 to four groups within St Thomas and the South Petherwin area.

The Papillion fund awards £3,400 to four groups within St Thomas and the South Petherwin area.  

The Papillion Fund, managed by Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF), provides grants to community groups and charities in St Thomas and South Petherwin area. At its recent virtual grant panel, the Fund awarded more than £3,400 to four groups.  

Launceston Town Band  

 Launceston Town band received £1,000 from the fund to put towards the installation of a mezzanine floor and staircase. The renovations will make the hall, in which practice takes place, bigger for social use. 

During the pandemic band members have been able to access Tuesday and Thursday night band practices via Zoom. Many participants have stated that it is a ‘lifeline’, especially for those isolating. The future will be an uphill struggle for the band to meet socially distanced, all players will require an instrument moisture guards and their own stands. The extra room will allow for safe practice to resume once lockdown restrictions are lifted.  

Tregadillet Preschool  

Tregadillet Preschool was granted £900. The funds are to assist in the replacement of a new climbing frame, encouraging the early years to enjoy the outdoors as well as aid their development of risk management.  

South Petherwin Cricket Club  

South Petherwin Cricket Club was awarded £1000 from the fund. As last cricket season was interrupted by COVID 19, their revenues were down in terms of match feesTo make the club more Covid secure, offer better facilities and make the club more community-friendly the club had been seeking funding to assist part of their overall club projects for the year 2021. 

With the funding from the Papillion Fund, the Club will be able to provide better facilities which in time they believe would attract more youth players, giving a stronger potential link with the local primary(s) and with the parish and village community  

South Petherwin Parish Magazine and Website 

The group received £500 to assist in the improvement of accessibility for their website which will benefit the parish and beyond. The funding will also be used to ensure the privacy of their volunteers. The group hopes to strengthen community cohesion and build social capacity as an outcome of these changes.  

Chair, Judith Finnimore, commented, “We are pleased as to be able to help provide the local groups with the funding they need. We the Papillon Turbine Fund are able to help these local groups, we are always looking for more local groups to help benefit from the funding we have been given.”