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C100 Club awards £14,000 grants to local community projects

14 October 2017

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The Cornwall 100 Club, the business arm of the Foundation, has awarded £14,280 to community projects across Cornwall. At the October meeting of the C100 Grant Panel members supported applications from eight community groups who received awards ranging from £935 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 have benefited from the community grants are Menheniot Parish Hall, St Issey in Bloom, Top Town Memory Café, Otterham PCC, Lanstephan Play Area Park, Penrose Judo Club, Tresmeer Village Hall and St Keverne Methodist Church.

Nat Hughes from C100 member Bishop Fleming, who chaired the Grant Panel meeting, said “It was great to have so many businesses represented on the Panel whose generous contributions make it possible for us to award this funding.  We were able to support projects that make a significant difference in their local areas.”

The Panel comprised representatives from C100 members Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management, Bishop Fleming, CJ Medical Supplies, Cornish Traditional Cottages, Cornwall Glass and Glazing Ltd, Goonvean Holdings, Millerson Estate Agents, PKF Francis Clark and St Austell Printing Company.

Among the successful applicants, St Issey in Bloom was awarded £935 to take over an area within the local primary school grounds, which at present is unused, to install a poly tunnel, plus two fruit cages and a large water butt. This will enable more fruit, vegetables and plants from seeds, which will be educational and rewarding for the children.

Penrose Judo Club in Helston were awarded £3,000 to contribute to the installation of disabled toilets. The only toilet at present is upstairs. The facility supports players with autism and learning difficulties and is also hired out to organisations providing yoga and pilates and aims to support good health and well-being in their area.