Community case studies

    Supporting the community projects making a real difference

    Read about some of the wonderful projects our generous donors have funded, and stories about the difference their funding has made.

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    Funding helps The Old Bank, Camelford restore community food larder

    The Old Bank, Camelford received £1,000 from the Cornwall Glass Fund, enabling the charity to replenish its community larder for 600 people. £18,000 from the Sedel Collings Foundation is funding essential electrical rewiring of the space which is being refurbished for safety purposes.

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    Nature Buddies lifts peoples spirits and enhances wellbeing

    Nature Connects CIC received £5,000 from the CrossCountry Rail Fund, enabling 18 people to attend a year’s worth of Nature Buddies sessions in Camborne. Nature Buddies brings people together to connect them with nature in an adult forest school setting to tackle isolation, lift people’s spirits and enhance their overall wellbeing.

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    CCF and Caledonia visit projects supported by the Caledonia Investments Fund

    In 2023, the Caledonia Investments Fund supported six new projects and continued supporting two ongoing projects across the county. These included West Cornwall Women’s Aid and Trelya who Caledonia visited together to understand more about their projects and the positive impact they are having on local communities. 

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    Isles of Scilly Charitable Trust help struggling families survive through winter

    The Isles of Scilly Charitable Trust were awarded with a grant of £2,000 from the Cornwall Community Foundation’s Surviving Winter Fund, enabling 20 local families, struggling due to fuel poverty, to help to keep warm over winter.

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    Constantine Bowling Club update clubhouse thanks to Business Club grant

    Thanks to a grant of £3,000 from the Business Club Fund, Constantine Bowling Club were able to complete work to replace their clubhouse roof after many years of  “make-do” repairs. This is part of a larger project; Constantine Bowling Club Renovations for a Bright Future.

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    CCF and CrossCountry Trains visit projects supported by their Customer & Communities Improvement Fund

    Tamara Sherston-Baker, CCF’s Development Director, and CCF Trustees Jane Trahair and Jane Hartley were joined by Sarah Gould, Beth Hayton and Simon Tomlinson from CrossCountry Trains who spent an afternoon visiting two of the nine projects awarded from their Customer & Communities Improvement Fund.

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    Girls Assemble empowers young girls in Cornwall to strive for a career in STEM

    Girls Assemble, based in St Agnes, received a grant from the Cornwall Womens Fund to offer female only workshops to girls aged 9 to 13 years to learn skills in STEM and construction.

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    WILD Young Parents create safe outdoor space for young dads and their families

    Funding from the Commissioners Community Grant Scheme has enabled WILD Young Parents to provide a safe 'outdoor space' at their local allotment to enable dads and their families to spend quality time together and offer opportunities for work outside with families.

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    NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly ICB distribute £300k to 33 community projects via CCF

    NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board (ICB) has distributed £300,000 to 33 community projects through their Mental Health & Wellbeing Programme via Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF). This video showcases five of the incredible organisations and charities who received funding and how it has helped to change lives.

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    Callington Youth Club working to fight anti-social behaviour

    The Groundworks South Trust received a grant of £5,000 from the Commissioner's Community Grant Scheme to create a Youth Club for young people of Callington to spend time with like-minded peers to divert them from participating in anti-social behaviour (ASB).

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    Cornwall Council’s Housing Support funding improves the lives of struggling families

    In July 2023, Trelya were awarded a grant from our Cost of Living Crisis Fund for Individuals which was supported by Cornwall Council’s Household Support funding.

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    The Feel Safe Scheme receives grant of £2,000 from The Chief Constable’s Fund

    The DaCCWA Feel Safe Scheme was recently awarded with a grant of £2,000 from this fund which will enable them to create a safer space for up to 25 people in need of safeguarding across Cornwall thanks to The Chief Constable's Fund.

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    Safer Stronger Communities help 79 struggling households

    Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) were able to award a grant of £5,000 to Safer Stronger Communities via their Surviving Winter Fund to help struggling communities across Cornwall.

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    Grant from Goonhilly Wind Farm funds new accessible facilities at community hall

    A grant of £5,000 from the Goonhilly Wind Farm Fund has enabled Village Hall and Walled Garden Charity to install modern toilets in their village hall.

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    Rice and Peas 75 Windrush

    Rice and Peas CIC Windrush 75 Celebration and ‘Be Me’ sessions

    Genna Williams, Grants Officer, recently spent the evening at Rice and Peas CIC in Redruth to learn more about how funding from Cornwall Community Foundation is helping to support the work they provide in their community.

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    Cornwall Pride

    Cornwall Pride provide safe space for members and allies of the queer community

    Earlier this year, Cornwall Pride were awarded a grant of £5,000 from our Community Fund which will be used to support their Penguin Soup hub, a safe and inclusive space for members of the queer community and allies from across Cornwall to come together.

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    Community Larder at Trelya

    Donna visits Trelya to learn more about the impressive support they provide to the community

    Grants Officer, Donna Wheadon, paid a visit to Trelya in Penzance where she learned all about the incredible project they have launched to support the local communities and how CCF's funding has been a lifeline.

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    Black voices Cornwall

    Black Voices Cornwall create a safe space for Cornwall’s ethnically diverse communities at Celebration of Culture event

    Celebration of Culture (CoC) is an event full of representing different cultures hosted by Black Voices Cornwall. The day is filled with cultural performers, food stalls from around the world and family-friendly activities.

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    Case Study Counselling for Social Change

    More counselling sessions are available thanks to Viscountess Boyd grant

    Counselling for Social Change provides free and low cost counselling to people in Cornwall in person, online and via phone. As well as working directly with individuals that self-refer to their service, they support other charities across Cornwall to provide support to their clients and staff.

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    friends of carclaze festival of childrens literature

    Friends of Carclaze School inspire the next generation with children’s literature festival

    Thanks to a grant of £3,000 from the Manor Farm Solar Fund, Friends of Carclaze School were able to throw a one day festival to celebrate children's literature.

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    Cricket

    Jack Moon and Lors Trust Fund grant increases access to sport in Boconnoc

    Thanks to the grant of £500 from The Jack Moon and Lors Trust Fund, Boconnoc Cricket Club were able to purchase a new mobile cricket net to enable more local people to participate in team sports.

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    Daiman and Francis at WILD

    CCF get stuck in on a visit with WILD Young Parents

    CCF Trustee, Daiman Baker, and Grants Officer, Francis Baring, visit WILD Young Parents in Camborne last month and were not afraid to get their hands dirty. Francis tells us all about their visit.

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    Hugs Foundation

    Karenza Fund grant supports the well-being of twelve young people

    Thanks to the grant of £4,442 from The Karenza Fund, the Hugs Foundation has been able to expand its “Improving Wellbeing Beyond Covid” project delivering well-being interventions for children and young people aged between 4 and 18, over a twelve-month period.

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    Donna visits Bude Foodbank

    Donna and Amy Visit Bude Foodbank

    Donna Wheadon, Grants Officer, and Amy Buzza-Blackwell, Philanthropy Director, met with Sue Jarvis the Foodbank Manager, an independent Foodbank that provide parcels that last individuals and families for a month.

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    Residents at Oasis Centre enjoy a trip out as a community

    Oasis Centre receives funding to help fight isolation within communities

    The Oasis Centre supports people St. Columb, St. Ervan, St. Eval, St. Mawgan and surrounding areas who are in a condition of need, hardship, distress, ill-health, disability or other disadvantage.

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    Hands young people coming together

    Young people in Liskeard benefitted thanks to funding from the Caradon Area Community Fund

    A grant of £2,500 from the Caradon Area Community Fund enabled Young People Cornwall to continue providing two professional youth workers to facilitate a weekly youth group.

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    Volunteers of Woodford Community Garden

    The Woodford Community Garden tackles rural isolation by providing a space for social interaction

    Funding from the East Langford Solar Farm Fund has supported the installation of the Woodford Community Garden, providing a space for social interaction and physical activity within the community.

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    Children's Sailing Trust

    The Children’s Sailing Trust help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds discover sailing

    The grant of £7,200, from the Charles Reynolds Fund, gave children from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity that they may not otherwise have been given to learn how to sail and achieve a Royal Yachting Association Stage 1 certificate. The Social Mobility Commission reported a 20% gap in sports participation between children from the wealthiest and poorest backgrounds.

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    2 Minute Beach Clean in Bude

    2 Minute Foundation teaches young people about the environment

    The 2 Minute Foundation, based at Bude, offers a unique learning & activity experience that empowers generations to take action against single use plastic & make positive environmental choices. In early summer 2022 Cornwall Community Foundation awarded a grant from the North Cornwall Fund and the Bude Fund towards the costs of a base for their Beach School activities – known as 'The Crab Shack'.

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    Youth centre created to provide inclusive and supportive environment for young people in Bodmin

    Thanks to the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly funding from their Commissioners Community Grant Scheme helped KBSK Performing Arts CIC to create a youth centre with an inclusive and supportive atmosphere for young people in Bodmin, enabling them to thrive and exceed socially in society.

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    Staff and Volunteers of Bodmin Citizens Advice Cornwall who help people with budgeting and debt management

    CCF Poverty Hurts Appeal: Citizens Advice Cornwall

    Our Poverty Hurts Appeal has supported the CCF Cost of Living Crisis Fund to provide grants to grassroots charities and community organisations facing increased demand for their support due to the rising household costs faced by people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Citizens Advice Cornwall received £2,000 from the CCF Cost of Living fund to train five new advisors to support pensioners in the county who are unaware of the pension benefits they can claim.

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    CCF Poverty Hurts Appeal: Community Energy Plus

    Our Poverty Hurts Appeal has supported the CCF Cost of Living Crisis Fund to provide grants to grassroots charities and community organisations facing increased demand for their support due to the rising household costs faced by people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Community Energy Plus received £5,000 to provide “warm boxes” for vulnerable individuals.

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    Police and Crime Commissioner of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly funds Rite of Passage Wilderness Weekend for vulnerable men in Cornwall

    Thanks to the Police and Crime Commissioner of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, recent funding from the Commissioners Community Grant Scheme helped A Band of Brothers to run their Rite of Passage Wilderness Weekend mentoring sessions for thirty ex-offenders. The grant facilitated the start of the men’s positive transformation back in their communities.

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    Cornwall Glass Fund supports Lusty Surf Life Saving Club, a vital service to the community of Newquay

    Lusty Surf Life Saving Club (Lusty SLSC), train children and adults in surf lifesaving skills with weekly training sessions to various age groups. A grant from Cornwall Glass helped the group to purchase five new nipper rescue boards enabling the children to train on appropriate equipment for their age and size. Lusty SLSC runs entirely on volunteer time from the local community and the grant from Cornwall Glass has been greatly received.

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    CCF Welcome Fund supports Gorran School with the purchase of iPads

    Gorran School has received a grant of £1,106.80 from the CCF Welcome Fund, to purchase iPads for the four Ukrainian refugee children who have started at the school. The iPads have helped to break down the language barriers at school and at home whilst also enabling the children and their families to speak with friends and extended family in Ukraine.

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    St Piran’s Day Falmouth hosts biggest parade yet!

    The Amaranth Fund supported St Piran's day Falmouth to host their biggest St Piran's Day parade yet. Starting from St Mary's Garden and finishing at Princess Pavillion around 300 primary-aged children took part and enjoyed the day celebrating Saint Piran.

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    Gerrans Parish Martin Baker Harris Charity supports local community with Meals on Wheels service

    A grant of £3,000 from our Emergency Fund enabled Gerrans Parish Charity to start a Meals on Wheels service for vulnerable people in six parishes across the Roseland, during the Covid 19 pandemic. 5,000 meals were cooked by volunteers and delivered to vulnerable households or local key workers.

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    A grant from Young & Talented Cornwall helps Jamie Constance land a two year post in Munich

    Jamie Constance received a grant from Y&TC in April. Since then, he has seen his ballet career take off including performing in Geneva at the Festival of International Jeunes Ballets and landing a two-year post in Munich at Bayerisches Junior Ballet company. Congratulations Jamie!

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    The “Being Me” Project supports children struggling with the negative impacts of social media

    With thanks to a grant of £4,464 from the Young Minds First fund, TRELYA have been able to progress well with their “Being Me” emotional wellbeing project. The aim of the project is to reduce the negative impact of body image on children and young people.

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    Liskeard and Southeast Cornwall Breathers Group launch new educational video for schools across Cornwall

    In 2019, Cornwall Breather’s received two grants of £2,500 from the CCF Community Fund and The Live Well Fund towards their No Smoking Schools Project. The grants enabled Cornwall Breather’s to create an educational video about the harms of smoking and a lesson package that any school can download to use within a1 hour PSHE lesson, complete with an online Q&A session. CCF Grants officer, Donna visited Cornwall Breather's to see the premiere viewing of the No Smoking School Project video.

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    Lizard CHILD Trust provides a smile during Covid-19 lockdowns

    Thanks to The Goonhilly Wind Farm Community Fund, a grant of £4,450 was used to support members of Lizard CHILD Trust throughout the Covid-19 lockdowns, Smile Bags were provided to children of all ages, including a handwritten message, one or two games, colouring books and plenty of puzzles. packs provided families with the means to break the monotony of lockdown living, helped to ease those pressures on relationships and allowed the families to try new things together.

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    The South West Enterprise Fund supports entrepreneur to pursue handmade jewellery business

    The South West Enterprise Fund (SWEF) was launched to give young entrepreneurs in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly the opportunity to develop their business through grants and business support. Paige Pleasants has a handcrafted jewellery business and has received funding to move the business from a small start-up, part-time jewellery business into a full-time career

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    Dyslexia Cornwall receives £1,000 grant to deliver advice helpline and services

    Dyslexia Cornwall, the dyslexia support charity based in Truro received £1,000 from the Cornwall Glass Fund in 2020. The grant was used to deliver the volunteer advice services including a telephone helpline and community-based outreach sessions.

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    CCF funds a Virtual Reality Dementia Tour for members of Hayle Memory Café

    A grant of £4,000 from the Adult Social Care programme gave Hayle Memory Café the unique opportunity to host Training2Care’s Virtual Dementia Tour Bus for three days, giving their members a chance to explore what it could be like for someone living with dementia and offering an insight into the everyday struggles. Training from the bus helped to build a better understanding on how to care for loved ones or clients with dementia.

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    Liskerrett Community Centre opens local produce shop in Liskeard

    A grant of £9,000 from The CCF Emergency – Build Back Better Fund gave Liskerrett Centre the opportunity to open a local produce shop in the town centre of Liskeard. Over the last 12 months, the shop has developed relationships with local farmers and developed links with local growing projects benefitting the community of Liskeard.

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    Cornwall’s bright young talent awarded at Truro High School by Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall

    Five of the recent Young & Talented Cornwall grant recipients, including a Paralympic Games hopeful, a junior skeet champion and an extremely talented pool player, were at Truro High School to be presented with awards by Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall.

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    Friends of Stratton Primary School & Stratton Playgroup receive funding from The East Langford Solar Farm Fund

    The East Langford Solar Farm Fund has supported two organisations based in Stratton. The Friends of Stratton Primary School used their grant to fund after school climbing sessions and Stratton Playgroup used their grant to pay for urgent repairs needed on the boundary fencing.

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    RVS Restormel Community Transport and Befriending Service

    Thanks to a grant of £4,900 from The Manor Solar Farm Fund, RVS Restormel Community Service can continue their community transport and befriending services to the local people of Restormel.

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    Ratcliffe & Brown CIC become a lifeline for NHS frontline workers

    Ratcliffe & Brown CIC are a not-for-profit mental health and crisis support organisation. Recent funding from CCF has enabled the organisation to increase their capacity and become an essential support link for NHS frontline workers, ensuring reduction of stress and strain on the NHS caused by the pandemic.

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    St Ives Community Land Trust – working to transform the local community of St Ives

    St Ives CLT aims to provide affordable housing, workspace and facilities that meet the needs of the local community. With a recent grant from the Social Enterprise Fund, the community group can continue their vital work supporting the local community of St Ives.

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    Papillion Fund supports toddler group with new outdoor equipment

    Cornwall Community Foundation are delighted to have supported Tregadillett Pre-School and Toddler Group with the purchase of their new climbing frame and mud kitchen, with a £900 grant from our Papillion Fund.

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    Truro Homeless Action Group – supporting vulnerable people in Truro

    Truro Homeless Action Group aims to provide food and shelter for homeless and vulnerable people in Truro. A recent grant of £5,000 from the Build Back Better Fund enables THAG to continue the essential work of reducing the feeling of isolation with a friendly and safe environment.

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    The Oasis Centre at the heart of their community

    Grants from CCF enables The Oasis Centre to carry on providing a caring and supportive environment for lonely or vulnerable members of their community.

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    Cornwall Community Land Trust

    The Cornwall Community Land Trust (CCLT) delivers affordable homes, mainly for sale and some for rent, tailored to the needs of local communities. A not-for-profit, community-based organization, CCLT has recently celebrated the construction of 200 affordable homes over the past 10 years.

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    Pride Month: Celebrating organisations supporting LGBTQ+ communities in Cornwall

    As this years Pride Month ends, we wanted to celebrate a couple of amazing organisations working hard to support the LGBTQ+ communities in Cornwall.

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    Supporting men’s mental health and well-being

    To mark #MensMentalHealthAwarenessWeek, here at CCF we wanted to highlight a couple of amazing community projects that provide invaluable support for men struggling in their darkest moments.

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    Cruse Bereavement Care Cornwall caring for hundreds

    Cruse Bereavement Care Cornwall received just under £5,000 through our Emergency Fund in 2020 to support bereaved people across Cornwall through Zoom or telephone sessions.

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    The Brambles Nursery receives Build Back Better fund in order to reopen safely

    From CCF’s Build Back Better Fund, Brambles Nursery received £4,858.68 in order to reopen safely. The funding went towards many things including a new doorbell, alarm, gate and pram shelter.

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    The Drop in and Share Centre – a van and a plan

    The Drop in and Share Centre (DISC) in Newquay have received funding from our Build Back Better Fund, in order to relocate to a more suitable venue and purchase a van in order to prepare and distribute meals in and around Newquay. 

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    Build Back Better fund supports Treyla in Penzance 

    Core funding from the Build Back Better Fund ensures Treyla can support Cornwall’s most vulnerable families to negate the negative impact of lockdown and are provided with real, life-changing opportunities to build positive futures and fulfil their potential.

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    Treverbyn Hall – a lifeline for their community

    Grants totalling £19,000 have been awarded to Treverbyn Hall to provide a wide range of services for communities near St Austell. They have provided food, support networks, a telephone befriending service and created a network of 48 new local volunteers.

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    CCF grants help Truro foodbank feeds thousands during pandemic

    Simon Fann, Manager of Truro Foodbank explains the challenges they have faced during the Coronavirus crisis and how CCF grants helped the Foodbank meet increased demand.

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    VIDEO: Drop In And Share Centre alleviates hardship in Newquay

    The Drop In And Share Centre (DISC) helps people struggling in and around Newquay. In this video manager, Monique Collins, describes the increase in demand for their services during the Coronavirus crisis, sometimes from surprising groups of people.

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    Virtual hugs brighten the day

    "A daily hug brightens the start of my day." The Hugs Foundation provide alternative interventions and support for every age, using a diverse range of therapeutic activities in a natural farm environment. Supporting both rescued animals and humans in need. A grant enabled them to deliver a virtual hug a day via Facebook.

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    Reaching out to the people of Mousehole

    The Solomon Browne Hall soon became the hub of communication between volunteers and those most in need. The Emergency Fund's £3,000 grant enabled them to deliver a diverse range of services to those most in need.

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    Facebook Live workshops show how to cook on a shoestring

    Whole Again Communities (WAC) is based on the Treneere Estate in Penzance. A £3,000 grant from the Cornwall Emergency Appeal enabled the WAC team to provide meals for vulnerable people as well as running twice weekly facebook lives worskshops on gardening and cooking on a budget.

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    VIDEO: Wild Young Parents Project using Emergency grant to support young families across Cornwall

    36% of the young families WILD supports have run out of food or electricity during the crisis. Jo Davies, Chief Executive, explains how a grant from the Cornwall Emergency Fund has helped.

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    VIDEO: Wadebridge Foodbank’s mum and daughter team discuss the effects of the crisis

    Jacqui White MBE and Emma Fowle, mum and daughter, both work at Wadebridge Foodbank. In this wonderful video, they discuss how the Coronavirus pandemic has effected the work of the Foodbank and the needs of the people they serve.

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    Kernow Carers Service awarded grant by The Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund

    The Duke of Cornwall's Benevolent Fund has awarded £3,000 to Kernow Carers Service meaning they can allocate small grants to carers to be able to have breaks from their caring role in their own home. The Coronavirus crisis creates additional challenges for the national 13.6 million carers.

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    Kinsman and Treningle Tenants and Residents Association receives Cornwall Emergency funding

    Kinsman and Treningle Tenants and Residents Association is taking practical steps to help local people in need in Bodmin. They have been awarded £2,930 from the Cornwall Community Foundation Emergency Appeal to offer both practical and emotional support.

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    Help for communities on the Isles of Scilly

    Beaches, streets and businesses stand empty and as a result many families on the Isles of Scilly are experiencing enormous hardship and anxiety. They and many others have turned to their community for support. Cornwall Community Foundation has recently awarded £1,000 to The Edward McDonald Trust to provide emergency help to individuals struggling.

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    Working with Cornwall’s foodbanks to feed people who are hungry

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    Wild Young Parents Project thanks Foundation for support

    WILD Young Parents Project is a community group that works with young parents, children and babies in the most deprived areas of Cornwall. Their families are worried about food, how to cope, suffering anxiety and illness. Read how Emergency Fund support is making a difference.

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    Emergency Appeal reaches the elderly in Cornwall’s far west

    Under normal operation, The Pengarth Day Centre (PDC) is a place for Penzance's senior community to come to sit, chat and enjoy regular company, activities and special events. Since lockdown, PDC has received funding from the Appeal Fund to enable them to expand their home delivery meals in response to a surge in demand.

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    VIDEO: Concern Wadebridge transforms its services to meet Coronavirus needs

    During the Coronavirus lockdown, services usually provided for over 50s by Concern Wadebridge at the Betjeman Centre have had to be turned on their head and taken out to people where they live. In this video, Manger Andy Lyle describes what it has meant for the organisation and how the Emergency Appeal has helped.

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    Lighthouse Community Centre – a beacon of hope in Liskeard

    School closures, job disruptions, lack of paid sick leave and health threats are impacting low-income families in Liskeard who are living pay-cheque to pay-cheque. Lighthouse CIC have used their grant from the Emergency Fund to offer a range of support services, supporting over 240 children in two weeks.

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    Battling On CIC, Callington, have received £3000.00 from the Cornwall Emergency Appeal to purchase essential supplies for vulnerable young people who are currently experiencing high levels of anxiety.

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    Emergency Appeal helps Truro Foodbank ‘feed more children than they ever have before’

    Simon Fann, Truro Foodbank spokesman, reports that records show that they “are feeding many more children than we have ever had to before…In March 2020 we fed 533 people, nearly 50% being children. Cornwall Emergency Fund is helping Truro Foodbank, and other frontline community organisations across Cornwall support people in crisis.

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    Disability Cornwall preparing meals for vulnerable people

    Cornwall Emergency Fund has supported the purchase of food and containers for Disability Cornwall's new ‘Community Kitchen’, based at Hayle Rugby Club. This service is delivering both hot and cold meals to 400 vulnerable people in the community each week.

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    Emergency Fund supports Drop In and Share Centre for more meals in Newquay

    Open five days a week, the Drop In and Share Centre Newquay have responded quickly to the ever changing situation around Covid-19. They are currently feeding 120 people per day and expect that to increase. Funding from the Emergency Fund has helped them cope with additional demand.

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    BF Adventure

    BF Adventure, a Cornish outdoor education charity, were awarded £6,840 in 2018 by The Worval Foundation to run two groups of their 'Head Out' programme to improve the health and wellbeing of 12 young people.  

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    Quiet Connections CIC

    Quiet Connections is a Redruth-based charity focused on supporting those with mental health issues and creating a ‘community of understanding’. They have been supported by a £750 grant from the Mining District Fund to make their support services more accessible to those most in need.

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    Camelford and District Age Concern

    Camelford and District Age Concern received a £400 grant from the Cornwall Glass Fund which financed the final amount needed for a new minibus. They now have the capacity to transport community residents and their electric wheelchairs, creating more opportunities for those aged 50+ to get out of the house.

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    Launceston Area Wildlife Group

    Launceston Area Wildlife Group are enthusiastic about flora and fauna in the area, and ever keen to further their knowledge on the topic. A £400 grant from Ruth Burden Community Trust Fund enabled the group to purchase an Echo Meter Bat Detector, and record sightings of new bat species that the group had never seen before!

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    The Oasis Centre

    The Oasis Centre, based in St Column Major, works to support people in the surrounding community who are housebound, socially isolated, marginalised, in debt, or with poverty and benefit problems. They received a grant of £2,500 from the Albert Van Den Bergh/Jane Hartley Fund to add to their resource base and improve the support they can offer.

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    Duke of Cornwall Benevolent Fund – music software for young carer

    Herbie is a 17 year-old carer. He helps care for his disabled sister, Susie, who needs assistance with everything she does. He received help from the Duke of Cornwall Benevolent Fund to purchase music editing/recording software to enable him to create, mix and reproduce music, to a professional standard and create music with his disabled sister.

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    Citizenship for Life CIC

    Citizenship for Life CIC aims to give vulnerable and challenged young people the skills they need to cope in life, help build their emotional resilience and life skills. Through the #iwillfund (previously known as the Youth Social Action) Citizenship for Life CIC received funding for five of their twelve programme days.

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    CCF Crisis Fund

    The Crisis Fund benefits vulnerable people on low incomes who are urgently in need of small, one-off amounts of money. Grants are normally are made up to £250 distributed to provide financial support to the most vulnerable people in Cornwall. These small grants can be accessed through a wide range of sponsor agencies such as drop-in centres, refuges and food banks.

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    Sea Sanctuary

    Sea Sanctuary helps individuals, children, young people and adults in communities who are struggling with their mental health. A grant through CCF from the Sport and Outside Activities for Children with Mental Health Conditions Fund enabled four young people undergo Take the Helm, a structured programme of marine based activities interwoven with the therapeutic principles of mindfulness and cognitive behaviour therapy.

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    The Meeting Place, Newquay

    "The Meeting Place" in Newquay is a relaxed and safe environment, where locals could meet, drink good coffee and eat tasty food, at not-for-profit prices. The facility is also used by various agencies, including Probation and Social Services, for meeting clients. The Albert Van den Bergh and Jane Hartley Fund supported this project with £2,500.00 towards essential tables, chairs and building alterations.

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    Growing Links

    Growing Links is a volunteer led, community education organisation providing skills, training, courses and activities in organic food production, garden design, healthy eating and nature education. The Penwith and Isles of Scilly Fund invested £2,340 towards a project called ‘The Outdoor and Discovery Mentorship Programme’ to support teenagers experiencing mental health issues.

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    St Austell Community Kitchen

    STAK provides a safe and welcoming environment for the vulnerable, needy and homeless within the community. The Kitchen is now open 6 days per week and serves 4000 affordable meals annually. STAK has received £3,500 support from the Crisis Fund over 5 years.

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    The Core Youth Project

    The Core Youth Project aims to provide young people with a safe, non-judgemental space where they are able to access new opportunities, advice, activities and talk to qualified youth workers.

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    Downderry Methodist Church Community Facilities

    Downderry Methodist Church is a busy facility hosting a Memory Café, a Bread and Babes group, a choir and WI group. The project was awarded £2,700 through the Cornwall 100 Club, Benefiting Older People Fund and CCF’s Social Action Fund to form part of a larger project to improve the functionality of the building.

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    Pengarth Day Centre

    Pengarth Day Centre received £4,800 from the Emily Bolitho Trust Fund to help clients with mobility problems, rural isolation or lack of income to pay for independent transport to access the day centre and meals on wheels.

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    Access Theatre

    Access Theatre offers access to the performing arts for individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity - adults with learning disabilities and a range of physical and sensory impairments. The Ruth Burden Community Trust awarded Access Theatre with £1,000 towards their performances at Launceston Town Hall. attended.

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    Active8

    Active8 is a small Cornish charity which aims to empower and motivate young people with physical disabilities to become autonomous. Both the Cornwall Club and #iwillfund invested into Active8's most recent project - Motive8 - which taught young people cooking and other skills.

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