Record number of community projects awarded by the C100
18 October 2016
The Cornwall 100 Club, the business arm of the CCF, has invested £14,500 into community projects across Cornwall. The second round of grant awarding this year benefited 11 groups who received awards ranging from £1,000 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 community investments are 1st Bugle Scout Group, 1st Callington Scout Group, Cornwall Deaf Centre, Cornwall Search & Rescue Team, Darite Village Hall, Lanstephan Area Play Park, Penzance Sea Cadets, Porthleven Community Group, St Teath Play Equipment Association, The Maia Project in Camelford and Tregadillett & District Age Concern.
Gemma Elloway from C100 member Swallowcourt said “On behalf of Swallowcourt, who have been providing care to the local community for 30 years, it’s great to be part of the C100 grant panel. The grants that were awarded to a range of beneficiaries enables the group’s activities to have the widest possible impact for Cornwall.”
Natercia Hughes said “Bishop Fleming is very proud to be a member of the Cornwall 100 Club and to get involved with a fantastic organisation that supports local community groups. As a member we have the opportunity to see first-hand how the funds are invested within the local Community and how it can make a real difference to peoples’ lives. We are extremely pleased that 11 outstanding local community groups have benefited from the funds awarded at the October 2016 grants panel.”
The C100 Club was established in March 2008 and since its inception the business club has invested over £200,000 into communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, supporting over 120 local projects. The C100 has invested a total of £36,706 into 25 community projects in 2016, this is a record number of supported organisations by the C100 in a year.