Caradon Area Community Fund (CACF)
The Caradon Area Community Fund has been created to provide a sustainable source of funding that will meet the needs of existing and future grass root community and voluntary groups and projects working to improve people's lives in the old borough of Caradon.
Area of benefit: St Cleer, St Neot, Lanteglos, St Veep, Duloe, Lansallos, Pelynt, Dobwalls, Liskeard, Lynher, Menheniot, St Ive, Looe, St Martin, Deviock, Sheviock, St Germans, Rame Peninsula, Saltash, Landrake, St Dominick, Calstock and Callington
The Fund would like to support projects adopting any of the following themes:
Safety, including crime and disorder
Prosperity, skills and jobs
Health and healthy living
Culture, sports and arts
Awards range from £250 - £3,000
Gunnislake Amateur Dramatics stages ‘The Royal Gunnislake Variety Show’
Over the last two years Gunnislake Amateur Drama Group performed two successful pantomimes and to enable them to extend the attraction for participation they planned to perform ‘The Royal Gunnislake Variety Show’. They had 20 acts involving 55 people on stage and backstage and audiences of 340. The format of the show attracted 11 new performers and 5 new backstage helpers. The Caradon Area Community Fund invested in this project to help make it possible.
They commented "Our aims were to strengthen our group, broadening our attraction to a wider group of members in our community in keeping with the wholly inclusive nature of our group. ... I was on the door as the audiences were leaving each show and not only received high praise for it all but hugs as well!"
Tamar Canoe Association offers kayak safety
Tamar Canoe Association is the only club around the area of Saltash for people to find somewhere that offered the chance to learn canoe and kayak safety. The CACF invested funds to enable them to run 2 days outdoor first aid courses to provide practical training tailored to the environment that the group operate in.
The Club gained 12 first aiders and three club coaches met the first aid requirements enabling them to continue as British Canoe Union qualified coaches. The club has gained 9 new volunteer first aiders and 6 of these have gained/overcome one of the barriers to becoming a coach/4 star leaper.
Quotes from beneficiaries:
Ross: “The course provided lots of practical tips for dealing with whatever I may come across. I feel empowered to make a difference if needed”
Allen: “The course pulled together many of the things I've learned before giving me a framework and the confidence to apply them if needed in an emergency”
Christine: “I feel I've come away with real skills I can apply with confidence”
The Caradon Area Community Fund has one funding round in 2018 the dates are:
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.