The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have chosen 15 small charities to support during August – raising awareness of lesser-known issues.
Volunteers needed – directors, drivers, women and people in Penzance – please share!
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.
News aroun d UniversL Credit – the two-child rule forcing families into poverty, how ill is ‘terminally ill’, and a new UC scam doing the rounds.
Volunteer Cornwall’s latest list of volunteering opportunities for adults, plus for young people 12-18 to help with the libraries’ summer reading challenge.
If you are based, or operate, in the Saltash Area, make sure you get involved with the #Saltash Neighbourhood Plan, which is open for consultation for 8 weeks. #neighbourhoodplanning
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.
Congratulations to all the Cornish and Cornwall-based winners of awards announced recently in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.
Shared Lives South West is looking for trustees and a treasurer to help them provide care services in Cornwall and the South West. Can you help?
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.
A quick roundup of news around benefits – looking at older people’s benefits vs younger people’s benefits, GPs and ESA ‘fit notes’, and the rising use of foodbanks.
More funding opportunities closing very soon – for children, mental health, business support for new entrepreneurs and community businesses.
Get together with your local community and celebrate neighbours. Join in with the Eden Project’s Big Lunch, and build your community ties – 1&2 June.
Funding has been given to seven projects in Cornwall by GWR, to improve the passenger experience at stations, revitalise a derelict station, create better transport links, and build a rail-themed playground.
Funding announced to help village halls improve and update their premises. Up to £75,000 available per hall.
If your organisation works in the St Austell Bay area, we’d love you to come to a Shaping my Community event in May, to discuss how to help channel everyone’s efforts.
Find out about Giving World, which links businesses donating surplus goods, stock or furniture, with charities which can pass it on to people in need.
More funding opportunities, covering children and young people’s mental health, people in need in the Rame peninsula, charities working in deprived countries, restoration of historical buildings, and helping young people overcome social injustice.
Are there any advice / information services who are interested in providing VCSE representation on the Armed Forces Covenant group for Cornwall, to work with service personnel, veterans and families?
Various monthly drop-ins and advice sessions – benefits advice, police, IT support, wellbeing groups, and for parents of disabled children.