The communities we help

    Cornwall is a wonderful place to live and work. The county’s 300 miles of stunning coastline, spectacular beaches and harbours, renowned food and hospitality venues, historic buildings, gardens and creative arts mean it is a truly special place for both residents and visitors.

    Yet, even before the pandemic, the very isolation, rurality and coastal boundaries that help make Cornwall so special also exacerbate the county’s persistent poverty and deprivation. Shadowing the Cornwall we love, there is a hidden Cornwall, comprised of communities that struggle.

    Our aim is simple, we bring together people who want to help the Cornish communities that struggle with the projects that make a real difference.

    We award grants to community projects right across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Projects supporting people in crisis, families and children, young people, old people, people challenged with mental health issues, community centres, village hall hubs, community hubs, transport schemes and much more. Indeed, we seek to support any group making positive change for one and all in our wonderful county.

    Examples of the great projects we have helped:

    Livewire Youth Project, based in Saltash, enage with local young people through music. See how they support young people and change lives by watching the video above. CCF are proud to support them.

    Gweek Village Hall is the hub of the village, providing an essential service to the community groups who use it. Gweek Visually Impaired Club is featured in this film.

    The young people of Drama Express were determined to continue learning about the performing arts and rehearsing through lockdown. See how they’ve achieved that, been able to keep in contact with their friends and had fun. With support from a Cornwall Emergency Appeal grant.

    Exercising For Mobility based at Bude offers free social exercise classes to adults of any age who have a disability, a long-term health condition, mobility and balance problems, or any other condition where exercise can help.