These funding opportunities are closing soon

CRCC’s Health and Wellbeing Grants

A range of grants for groups and organisations who would like to help improve the health and wellbeing of people with care and support needs and their carers.  Each grant listed below has a different deadline.

Grants for groups

Carers Group Grant – 18 January 2019
Memory Cafe/Dementia Support Group Grant – 15 February 2019
Mental Health Self-Help Group Grant – 18 January 2019

Grants for organisations

Carers Wellbeing Grant – 25 January 2019
Together For Families VCSE Grant – 8 February 2019

To find out more, check your eligibility and to complete an online application form for any of these grants, please visit the CRCC website.

You can also email at or call on 01872 273952.


Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme

Skills Access Hub 2

Closing date 19 Feb

Funding of up to £1.5m is available from the European Social Fund to further develop a bespoke Skills Access Hub in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The Skills Access Hub will be central to an Employer-Led Programme to develop the skills of the workforce. Key features will be skills brokerage, apprenticeship development, an innovation fund, sustainability and communication, with support focused on micro, small and medium sized businesses.

For further details please see the Growth Programme website.

Creative Skills 2

Closing date 11 March

The funding comes from the European Social Fund and forms part of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth Programme which aims to deliver inclusive economic regeneration for the region from 2014-2020.

The Creative Skills programme will be central to the promotion and development of the creative industries as a growing and innovative sector, through the alignment of industry needs with the skills development needs of the workforce and the enhanced relevance and capacity of sector specific education and skills provision. This approach to ‘business, careers and skills’ will enable local employers to be more involved in designing, delivering and enhancing the skills for their workforce.

Support will be focused on micro, small and medium sized businesses, which form the majority of businesses in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and includes social enterprises. Key features of the project will be the development of employer consortia, apprenticeship and placements, test beds projects in the more remote parts of the region to address gaps in the market, greater alignment of education and skills provision with the training and development needs of the sector, employers, and the wider economy.

For full details of the call, please download the call specification.


Smallwood Trust Women First fund

Funding for projects that enable women on low incomes to improve their confidence and access training and employment.

Certain geographic areas only, including rural Cornwall.

Grants up to £15,000.  Deadline 4 March.

Charities, social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations can apply.

For more details, including priorities, see the Smallwood Trust website.