The Cornwall 100 Club Fund
The Cornwall 100 Club invest in community groups who aim to support local projects in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly that engage local people in making their communities better places to live. In particular they encourage projects which incorporate a combination of the following themes:
Improving community spaces (village halls and outside recreational spaces)
Providing a service the whole community can benefit from
Business and communities working together
Charitable organisations who support children and young people
Your turnover must not exceed £50,000 per annum.
Core costs such as room rental and salaries may be considered if towards a specific project but not for ongoing costs of an organisation.
Your group must provide evidence of your own fundraising efforts.
This fund does not support requests solely for core costs or sports clubs, except when an exceptional need or circumstance can be demonstrated.
Awards range from £500 to £3,000
Helston Phoenix Mentoring Project
Cornwall Community Foundation and the Cornwall 100 Club have supported Helston Phoenix Mentoring Project by awarding £3000 to provide a free, healthy and safe service for young people in Helston this year. The group provided ex-service personnel as role models and a range of activities such as fire safety tutorials, a life skills course including CPR and first aid training, interview and employability skills and team building activities such as canoeing and kayaking. Some participants came from areas of deprivation and the group were aware that the cost of such an activity would have put a financial constrain on some families.
The project was a great success, in particular following an employment course several young people have been made prefects at school and one young person has found work doing a paper round.
Falmouth & Penryn Sea Cadets
The Foundation has invested in Falmouth & Penryn Sea Cadets on numerous occassions over the years with the most recent awards coming from the Cornwall 100 Club. This fund invested £2,685 towards their larger project of re-roofing their building, installing central heating and to finish the refurbishment they installed PV solar panels on their rood and dry lined the internal walls that were single block.
Before carrying out this project they had large monthly gas and electrical bills and the building was often cold and damp. They struggled to get the room up to temperature for when the cadets were using the building.
Gill Grant commented "By lowering our lighting and heating bills, we have hopefully reduced our carbon footprint and released more money for training etc. Time will tell how successful this will be. We also wanted to improve the building for all community use - this is already happening".
The Cornwall 100 Club have two funding rounds a year, the 2018 dates are:
Apply online using the link below. You can return to your online application form as many times as is needed, and save it as you go along. The online application link can also be shared with colleagues, or other parties, if more than one person needs to contribute to the application.