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The Menheniot Old School Trust receives Cornwall 100 Club support

7 May 2014

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The Menheniot Old School Trust received £3,000 funding from the Cornwall Community Foundation’s business arm towards new radiators. Cornwall 100 Club member Mark Mitchell, Vice Chairman of the CCF and Managing Director of Cornwall Glass, and Matt Stimpson, Sales Director of Thirsty Work, visited the School Trust and presented the cheque on 1 May 2014.

Mark Mitchell said “It was very encouraging to see such a vibrant community led building being carefully and thoughtfully utilised for the benefit of all the villagers, the well-deserved £3,000 will be put to very good use for all the local groups that clearly enjoy the facilities for many years to come. A very worthy recipient of C100 grant monies, it is both a pleasure and very rewarding as a C100 member to see where the grants end up within our county!”

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The aim of the Menheniot Old School Trust is to provide a community building for the local community. At present their heating system is not sufficient and they would like to purchase electric radiators to help retain the heat. The need was identified via the playgroup staff and committee. They had received verbal and written confirmation that the playgroup room in particular was impossible to maintain at the minimum legal working temperature in the depths of the winter. Menheniot parish is relatively deprived compared with other parishes in the country. The most significant poverty-related issue in this parish is the relatively high rate of child poverty. With the help from the Cornwall 100 Club they will be able to install the new radiators, maintain a comfortable working temperature and be more cost effective.

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Matt Stimpson said “It’s great to see funding from the local businesses finding its way into real projects in the local community. After our visit it was clear to see how the C100’s input will make such a difference to a brilliant and upbeat community.”

The Cornwall 100 Club, the business arm of The Cornwall Community Foundation, granted £17,694 in March 2014 to help improve lives and communities throughout the county. Ten groups were awarded grants ranging from £500 to £3,000.  The groups that have benefited from the first round of funding in 2014 are Marhamchurch Village Hall, Falmouth & Penryn Sea Cadets, Hayle & District Bowling Club, The Sculpture Workshop CIC, The Seeds Project, Menheniot Old School Trust, 1st Stoke Climsland Scout Group, Newlyn Archive, St John Village Hall Committee and Pengegon Institute Trust Community Hall.

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