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Cornwall Glass & Glazing Fund welcomes applications

18 April 2017

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Cornwall Glass & Glazing’s charitable fund is now welcoming applications. In 2017 the fund will concentrate on supporting organisations and projects that help young people achieve their ambitions and improve the lives of people with mental health conditions or disabilities. The deadline for applications is the 1st of May 2017.

The Cornwall Glass & Glazing Fund was set up in 2009 by Cornwall Glass & Glazing Ltd, where it was the company’s long term ambition to be able to set up a charity to support its surrounding community. Since its establishment it has invested a total of over £50,000 in community groups across Cornwall. The Cornwall Glass Fund is run in partnership with the CCF. The Cornwall Glass Fund supported eight community projects in 2016. The projects awarded last year 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.

Mark Mitchell, Managing Director of the Cornwall Glass Group, said “Through our Cornwall Glass Fund we feel privileged to continue our support for community groups, initiatives and activities within  Cornwall. We look forward to seeing the ways in which these worthy causes will benefit.”

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Mylor Sailability received £1,500 from the Cornwall Glass Fund towards a Hawk 20 keelboat for people with disabilities. Sailing freely at beautiful Carrick Roads is an uplifting and brilliant escape from the frustrations that disabled people can face on land. Mylor Sailability is the only coastal venue in Cornwall that provides sailing and power boating sessions to people with disabilities. Tracey Boyne from Mylor Sailability said “My original forecast was to get approximately 10 people a week interested in Sailability in the first year. Within 2 months of the Sailability sessions starting we were getting around 25 per week. We currently get between 50 and 65 people a week on the water and often have to turn people away. The demand is incredible and it is a humbling feeling to be able to provide this active option to our disabled community.”

The £1,000 awarded to Kernow Live will allow free entry to Play-fest for 200 disadvantaged families 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.

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