Volunteer Cornwall has been busy over the course of the last four months, with over 4,000 volunteers signed up to support people in their local communities. They still have over 3,000 signed up, despite some now having to return to work. These 3,000 are maintaining ongoing support for over 1,000 people and additionally about 15-20 new requests for help per day. Research show the breakdown by age group of the volunteers is as follows:
- 0-19 – 3%
- 29-39 – 33%
- 40-59 – 41%
- 60-80 – 23%
If you need support from a volunteer, or wish to become a volunteer, see the Volunteer Cornwall website.
Cornwall Community Foundation
During the first four months of the COVID-19 crisis the Cornwall Community Foundation has distributed £609,604, a total of 240 grant awards to 130 frontline organisations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The awarded organisations include foodbanks, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, community centres, mental health and bereavement services and groups that help victims of violence and abuse. 70% of the groups who have received Emergency Funding expect their service provision directly related to the COVID-19 crisis to continue for at least 12 months. We are expecting increasing hardship, and aiming to raise £2 million to help communities across Cornwall to get back on their feet.
To apply for funding from CCF, see their website.