Funding for community safety projects

Safer Cornwall has funding available to enable community led projects that address community safety issues in Cornwall. The £20,000 fund is formed of money seized from criminal activity under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Community groups and town and parish councils can apply for up to £1,000 to spend on local projects that support Safer Cornwall priorities or Safer Town delivery plans and:

  • Prevent crime and disorder in local communities
  • Address specific community safety issues in the local area
  • Promote the work of Safer Cornwall or Safer Towns
  • Contribute to raising awareness of community safety, build resilience in the local area and increase public feelings of safety
  • Encourage reporting of crime, anti-social behaviour and community safety concerns to the appropriate body

Applications are welcome from registered not for profit groups and education providers. The funding cannot be used to support core business, existing provision, CCTV for towns or security guard services.

Find out more and download an application form from the Safer Cornwall website. The closing date for applications is 1 March 2020.


Match funding for reviving green spaces

Community groups working to create or renovate public green spaces in their local area are invited to apply for match funding from the Government ‘Pocket Parks’ scheme (a ‘Pocket Park’ is a piece of land of up to 0.4 hectares).
Funding worth up to £15,000 for new ‘pocket parks’ and £25,000 for renovation of existing parks is available for organisations with Local Authority support and match funding of at least 30% of the grant amount.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 31 December 2019.

For more information visit the Action Planning website.


Fashion & Textile Children’s Trust

Grants to help the children of UK fashion and textile families who are struggling financially. This covers a wide spectrum of cases, including those who work in retail, as well as production, and for footwear as well as clothing. The need could arise because of an unexpected change in circumstances or a sudden gap in income. No two cases are the same, but parents who apply are usually facing one of the following situations:

  • You are in arrears with your household bills, have debt issues or have no access to savings
    You are caring for a child with ill health or additional needs.
  • You have been made redundant
  • Your employer has reduced your contracted hours of work
  • You have recently suffered a relationship breakdown, separation or divorce
  • You are signed off work sick or have a long term illness.
  • You are facing homelessness or have recently had to move home.
  • You are a kinship carer.
  • You have suffered the bereavement of a close family member

Visit the FCTC website for more information.


Grants for the restoration of historically and architecturally important industrial buildings

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for UK not-for-profit organisations for the restoration of historically, technically, architecturally, and/or archaeologically important industrial buildings, structures, machinery, vehicles and vessels in the United Kingdom.
The heritage asset must be:

  1. Covered by a Conservation Policy and/or Statement, and
  2. Sustainably managed, displayed and interpreted for the public. The public must therefore have full access to the heritage asset.

The grants are available from the Association for Industrial Archaeology (AIA) and the deadline is Tuesday 31 March 2020.