Cornwall Glass Fund invests close to £8,000 in Cornish communities
29 June 2016
Cornwall Glass & Glazing’s charitable fund, managed by the CCF, invested £7,731 in eight community projects across Cornwall in June 2016.
The grants have been awarded to community projects which specifically focus on children and young people, elderly people and carers with an emphasis on young carers. The projects awarded in June 2016 included the 1st Bugle Scout Group, 1st Par, St Blazey and Fowey Scout Group, 1225 Squadron Air Training Corps, CHAOS Cornwall CIC, BF Adventure, Kernow Live CIC, Mylor Sailability and Play It Again Theatre Company.
The £1,000 awarded to Kernow Live will allow free entry to Play-fest for 200 disadvantaged familes and disabled children. Kernow Live has been organising Play-fest since 2010. It is now the South West's biggest children's cultural event and held annually in Boscawen Park in Truro. This year they are anticipating an audience of 8000 over two days. CHAOS Cornwall CIC received £540 towards running a Saturday morning club for children with complex health needs.
Mark Mitchell, Chairman of Cornwall Glass, said “as we enter our sixth year of granting to so many marvellous, deserving groups and causes within our county, it is most humbling to see what a significant difference a modest grant amount can make to so many projects, benefitting our diverse community. I must extend my grateful thanks to my five colleagues who so diligently sit on our grants panel each year and deliberate with much thought and compassion, giving their careful consideration to the increasing number of applications we receive”
The Cornwall Glass Fund was set up in 2009 by Cornwall Glass & Glazing Ltd. The company’s long term ambition was to establish a charitable fund to contribute and to support its surrounding community. The Cornwall Glass Fund has invested a total of over £50,000 in community groups across Cornwall.