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Albert Van Den Bergh and Jane Hartley Fund


The purpose of the fund is to offer opportunities to grass roots community and voluntary groups in Newquay and surrounding areas to receive small grants so they may create and/or deliver projects for the benefit of their community and members via a simple, effective, inclusive programme.

Examples of what can be funded (this list is not exhaustive):

Grants range from £250 to £2,500


Case Studies

Funding Dates

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Penta Health and Wellbeing

The Albert Van Den Bergh Fund awarded Penta Health and Wellbeing £1316 to recruit and train 12 volunteers to support delivery of their services in West Cornwall and Newquay. The group delivered 40 hours of training to volunteers and have since introduced a new weekly social support group in Perranporth, a monthly walk group, a monthly cycling group, a monthly outing and weekly gentle exercise session in West Cornwall.

A member of the group said “I don’t feel isolated anymore, I feel part of my community. They enabled me to get out and about.” 

Waveslaves Surf Club

Waveslaves Surf Club is a volunteer lead community project that gives young people between the ages of 8 and 18 the opportunity to enjoy the sport of surfing in their home town in a safe, fun and affordable environment. The Albert Van Den Bergh and Jane Hartley Fund invested nearly £1,500 towards surfing equipment and clothing for the club to ensure all local children are not excluded in taking part.

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Pat O’Brien Club Secretary said "Our club makes a big difference to all its members and serves the community well. Two of their older members are training to become lifeguards. All the children are taught to respect each other, their community and above all, the sea. Keeping local children safe by teaching them how to respect the sea conditions is very important”.

Waveslaves Surf Club was created in response to a survey in local schools to investigate how many young people had the opportunity to try the sport of surfing. It was found that only a small percentage of young people between the age of 8 and 18 had the opportunity to surf due to the financial restraints to the sport. As Newquay is dubbed the ‘surfing capital of the UK’, surfing activities are targeted toward a tourist market which means the prices are at a premium. WaveSlaves gives its members the opportunity to surf weekly at an affordable rate, receive high level input from qualified instructors and learn beach safety skills which benefit the whole community.

The Albert Van Den Bergh and Jane Hartley Fund has four funding rounds a year, the dates for 2018 are;

Deadline: 15th February 2018

Panel: 23rd  March 2018


Deadline: 17th May 2018

Panel: 21st June 2018


Deadline: 9th August 2018

Panel: 13th September 2018


Deadlie: 1st November 2018

Panel: 6th December 2018

Download generic guidelines

Apply online using the link below. You can return to your online application form as many times as is needed, and save it as you go along. The online application link can also be shared with colleagues, or other parties, if more than one person needs to contribute to the application.

Apply online

> Requests up to £1,000

> Requests over £1,000