Newquay Town Team is a new project built to apply for Town Centre Revitalisation Funding. Do you have thoughts about what Newquay needs? Find out how to let the Team know.
Powerhouse, from Citizens Advice Cornwall, is a new project supporting young people in their energy use and energy spending. Do you work with any NEETs or care leavers who could benefit?
Mark Carne has been Chair of Cornwall Air Ambulance since April 2020. VSF Trustee Anna Jay helped appoint him, and interviewed him recently, about the pandemic, and changes it has prompted.
Cornwall Council has launched its Localism Strategy, outlining how the council and its partners can work together. Find out the role that VSF and the VCSE sector plays in this.
Find out about the new team members at Active Plus and their projects: Family Matters, supporting active service personnel and veterans with family life, and Veterans Support, for any veterans, offering support transitioning back to civilian life.
Covid-19 vaccination site opens at Stithians Showground today. When it is your turn, you could be invited to attend there, or via your GP practice. Find out more here.
Tuckingmill Community Centre in Camborne has been awarded £240,000 to update and expand, allowing it to offer better facilities and more space for service users, as well as a bus to bring people in. Good news!
Local COVID-news – Free school meals in Feb half term, COVID vaccines, business support grants, and the Universal Credit uplift.
Treverbyn’s Community Larder has a new van, allowing more people in the local community to benefit. Find out where it’s going, and how you can find community larder services near you, here.
New COVID-19 hotspots have been declared in Bodmin, Falmouth, Saltash and Penzance, in addition to Truro and Newquay. Take care, and spread the word not the virus!
Do you know someone who is going ‘above and beyond’, doing extraordinary things in the voluntary sector in Cornwall? We’re looking for possible nominees for the New Year Honours 2022… Let us know your suggestions please, by email.
Find out who, in Cornwall’s voluntary sector, has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list.
Congratulations to them all!
See the new emergency food provision map, plus resources to help deal with COVID-19 hotspots in Newquay and Truro. Please share the usual safety messages if you’re working in these areas: Hands, Face, Space.
Walking is great for physical and mental health. Check out some suggestions for local walks, and 2 charities encouraging walking.
Catch the updates from Thriving Communities – still opportunities to join their Network, and apply for funding, plus view their funding seminar. Find out more here.
Cornwall Christmas Box, collecting donated Christmas dinners for families in need, exceeds all expectations with 3,254 donated boxes this year.
Have you taken part in the Cornwall VSF ‘stress test’ survey of the sector yet? Share the needs your organisation is seeing, and find out what others have said so far.
Lockdown 2 update – charity sector support, facemasks, care homes, prisons and probation, and supporting your local COVID-safe high street.
Episode 2 of ‘Cornwall with Simon Reeve’ was on at the weekend, featuring a host of local charities, and the work that’s being done around the environment and farming. Well worth a watch.
Catch up with the water-cooler programme from the weekend – Cornwall with Simon Reeve, and find out about Daisy Chain in St Just – grab a coffee and settle in!