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Business Club invests close to £12,000 in communities

1 April 2017

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The Cornwall 100 Club, the business arm of the Cornwall Community Foundation, has invested £11,950 into community projects across Cornwall. The first round of grant awarding this year benefited 5 groups who received awards ranging from £1,250 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. These small grants have a huge positive impact and change peoples’ lives for the better through successful community projects. The groups that have benefited from the community investments are Liskeard & Looe Foodbank, Lyla's Orchard School and Learning Community CIC near Falmouth, New Wave Church in Perranporth, St. Germans Charitable Trust and Threemilestone Methodist Church.

Liskeard & Looe Foodbank received £2,800 to improve their working space and storage capacity. Since the Foodbank moved into its current premises in 2013 the number of local people finding themselves in financial crisis, and consequently the call on the Foodbank's support, has increased by around 30%. That's an extra 5 tonnes of food passing through their warehouse. The building they rent is large enough but they need additional shelving, storage and warehouse equipment to make best use of the space.

Jeremy Miller from C100 member Millerson Estate Agents said “I take great privilege in being part of the C100  grants committee. There are so many worthy causes, that with the benefit of the funding, should help so many of the people of Cornwall - not just in the short term, but for many years to come.”

The C100 Club was established nine years ago in March 2008 and since its inception the business club has invested more than £200,000 into communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, supporting over 120 local projects.