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Cornwall 100 Club awards over £20,000 to community programmes

30 March 2015


The Cornwall 100 Club, the business arm of the CCF, has granted over £20,000 to help improve lives and communities throughout the county.

The Cornwall 100 Club was established seven years ago in March 2008, since its inception the business club has invested close to £200,000 into communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, supporting over 100 local projects.

On the 24th of March seven groups were awarded grants ranging from £2,500 to £3,000.  The money is being used to improve community spaces, provide activities that bring communities together and support charitable organisations helping children and young people. The groups that benefited from the first round of funding in 2015 are Communities 4 Kids, John Oxnam Charity, Launcells Parish Hall Committee, Leaders of the Forest Ltd & Remembering Our Roots, St Erme Village Hall, River Recreation Centre CIC in Looe and the Roaming CIC in Penzance.

Claire K Hingston from HSBC's Truro Branch said "The C100 has kept communities together by enhancing their local facilities, it has enabled disadvantaged people to thrive and the businesses have also come together to help projects by using their own expertise."

Neil Chamberlain from Worldwide Financial Planning Ltd said “As a C100 member it is great to see the work that is being implemented generally by volunteers in the communities they know and love. From the awards recently made it was good to understand some of the important and innovative projects that are being delivered throughout Cornwall.”