Surveys on business skills in Cornwall and for families of armed forces personnel experiencing addiction
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have chosen 15 small charities to support during August – raising awareness of lesser-known issues.
The Children’s Funeral Fund for England has opened, providing funding via funeral directors or direct to parents, for the funerals of babies, children and young people up to age 18.
Awareness-raising for breastfeeding, allotments, water poverty, youth, left-handers and humanitarian issues taking place during August.
Summer holiday safety and activity information – stay safe online, in the sun, and in the sea, and find out where you can have fun. Also, the Max Card, for families with a disabled child.
New statistics have revealed that Camborne and Penzance are in the bottom 10% of deprived towns in England & Wales, with Redruth, Liskeard, Hayle, Bude & Bodmin not far behind.
Tackling scam and fraudulent adverts on Facebook, and bullying on Instagram – new measures on both channels.
Funding announced for the Cornish language, plus opportunities for health charities, architectural heritage, music and the arts, people in Liskeard, cycling and against isolation.
Cornwall Council has set up a new multi-disciplinary team to offer all-round support for foster families and children who are being fostered.
Quick roundup of news relating to children – where to find second hand school uniform and free summer activities, leaving children home alone, speech therapy, Sure Starts and Roblox.
Volunteer Cornwall’s latest list of volunteering opportunities for adults, plus for young people 12-18 to help with the libraries’ summer reading challenge.
Current funding opportunities for local theatres, diversity in sport, music for all, holiday grants for disadvantaged children, mental health groups and environmental crisis.
News around disabilities – changes to blue badge eligibility, now including hidden disabilities, public toilets report, and map, and voting when you’re blind (plus iSight Cornwall newsletter).
Find out more about some of Cornwall VSF’s Members, in the run up to Small Charity Week. We interviewed Mari Eggins of Carefree Cornwall CIC, and Judith Hann, one of our own trustees.
Last year, 35% of eligible families failed to claim Healthy Start vouchers, which entitle them to free fruit, veg and milk, because the campaign was poorly publicised. Find out more, and take action, here.
Big thanks to the five volunteers who have stepped up to be the Voluntary Sector reps on the new Local Family Partnerships – calling for one last person for the Caradon area…
A quick snapshot of the awareness-days and weeks in the month of June. See if any resonate with your organisation, and support them if you can. Share your message while the spotlight is on your area.
Six multi-agency Local Family Partnerships are being set up across Cornwall, to improve outcomes for children, young people and families. They’re looking for local representatives from the VCSE sector – could it be you?
More funding opportunities closing very soon – for children, mental health, business support for new entrepreneurs and community businesses.
Holiday Hunger – funding applications welcomed for this summer, plus poverty-proofing the school day, school sports facilities unused in the holidays, and nominating schools to win £5,000 of book tokens.