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The Wellbeing and Prevention Grants welcomes applications

9 October 2014

We are welcoming applications to the Wellbeing and Prevention Grants. The funds are aimed at community groups which can enhance the quality of life for people with care in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and support needs through developing a range of activities and events. The focus of projects must be on social inclusion, integration and independence.  We are reviewing applications at the end of each month until February 2015.

29 projects received Wellbeing and Prevention Grants since December 2013 and over £24,000 was distributed. Grants typically range from £250 to £1,000. Organisations can apply for more than one grant per year up to the value £2,500. All beneficiaries must be over the age of 18 years old and the project must support more than 10 people per application.

Donna Wheadon Grants Manager said “The CCF is dedicated to support vulnerable groups in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the Wellbeing and Prevention Grants deliver much needed support to grassroots organisations.”

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Cosgarne Hall project in St Austell

The Wellbeing and Prevention grant awarded £1,000 to Cosgarne Hall to provide 15 residents with the opportunity to go on an activity days. Cosgarne Hall Ltd is a registered charity who provides support in St Austell for the most vulnerable homeless people. They have three properties across the town which house up to 48 people with varying degrees of support. They offer one to one support with aspects of resident’s lives including benefits, Addaction appointments, budgeting, applications for housing, and also co-ordinate a range of volunteer-led activities. A key aim of Cosgarne Hall is to ensure that people living in Cornwall have access to all services that can support people with complex needs in an appropriate environment.

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