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Wellbeing and Prevention Programme awards more than £25,000

11 June 2017

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CCF has successfully run the Wellbeing and Prevention Grant Programme in partnership with Cornwall Rural Community Council (CRCC) Health and Wellbeing Service and Cornwall Council again for 2016/17 with over £25k being invested into community projects working with those with care and support needs. Over 1,000 people benefited from these funds.

New applications are invited for the next round of funding.  The deadline for receipt of applications is 18 August 2017 for consideration at the next Panel meeting on 29 September.  For further details visit CCF website Apply for a grant or call 015677 9333.

The programme awards small grants to community who can enhance the quality of life for people with care and support needs.

Projects supported include Happy Crafters, an arts and handcraft project run by participants to help residents of Miners Court, an extra care housing scheme.  Happy Crafters were awarded £2,000 from the Wellbeing and Prevention Programme which enabled them to provide access to services their clients would otherwise not access due to their various needs and conditions. 91 people attended the sessions.

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Chaos Cornwall CIC also received funding. Chaos operate a community café and a community farm in Truro offering vulnerable people the opportunities that would not be available to them otherwise. The Wellbeing and Prevention Fund invested £1,397 to deliver two lunches in December for the older people in the community with a high level of care and support needs. This was held at the community café which has facilities for disabled people and utilised community transport with specialist care staff to support people on and off the bus. 30 people benefited from the project and 10 volunteers were involved within the delivery.

Donna Wheadon, CCF Grants Officer says, “ The Wellbeing and Prevention Fund has supported projects right across the county in the last 12 months. 21 projects were supported to advance peoples’ physical and mental health, wellbeing and safety. Over 1,000 people benefited from these funds making a really significant impact on their daily lives.”