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New Bosvigo School Fund welcomes applications

31 March 2015

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School fundraising has been taken to a whole new level by the students of Bosvigo School who aim to raise funds to help their local communities. Their own grant panel of students will decide on which projects will receive funding. Cornwall Glass & Glazing Ltd kick-started their ambitious project with a generous donation of £5,000 and offered match funding for the scheme.

The new Bosvigo School Fund is a pilot programme and supports community projects with the following priorities:

 

Each term will focus on one of these priorities, the priority for this term will be Young People. Grants range from £250 to £500 and the application deadline date is the 20th of April, the grant panel date is the 18th of May 2015.

Mark Mitchell, Managing Director of Cornwall Glass & Glazing, said “Cornwall Glass & Glazing are both delighted and proud to be able to support this exciting new fund. We hope that the children of Bosvigo School, Truro, will continue to fundraise with their usual enthusiasm and creative ideas whilst being encouraged and motivated by the thought of their great efforts being match funded.

The establishment of their very own Charitable Fund will be a wonderful legacy for many years to come, and we are all very intrigued to see the children make many important decisions along the way, as they choose where the grants go within our diverse and local community. We hope it will teach, complement and enhance them in many additional skills from budgetary to debating, and marketing to teamwork.

We hope that this pilot fund will be adopted amongst other businesses and local schools within our and wider communities. It is a superb opportunity to mix the private, public and charitable worlds together............not quite your normal fusion of sectors!

Discussing and planning this fund with the Cornwall Community Foundation has allowed us to turn this idea into reality, and it will be a very refreshing concept working with our younger generation in such needy, rewarding and privileged areas”.

Chris Wallis, Headteacher of Bosvigo School, said "The children at Bosvigo School have had tremendous enthusiasm for fundraising for a number of years, raising significant amounts of money for charities both in the UK and abroad. 

We are extremely excited to be working in partnership with the Cornwall Community Foundation to raise money for the many good causes that operate within our local area and, with the generous support of Cornwall Glass and Glazing, we hope to establish a charitable fund that will benefit our community now and for many years to come. 

Having selected three charitable themes for the year, the children are highly motivated to raise as much money as they can and we are greatly looking forward to the end of May when our older children will sit down and decide which causes they will grant funds to. The children will no doubt have some tough decisions to make, but the learning that will come from these experiences will be fantastic and stand them in good stead for when they move on from Bosvigo."

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