Funding: microgrants to benefit families, for the arts and the environment, for youth clubs, social impact investment, promoting ecological sciences, social relief and care, those around the criminal justice system and substance abuse, and encouraging employment prospects.
Funders without deadlines. A set of lesser-known funders which offer awards across a huge spectrum of themes, many smaller grants, some to individuals, but mostly application by letter.
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.
Awareness events and celebrations in February – get involved, join in, be aware. LGBT+ History month, Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence awareness week, tinnitus week, child mental health week, and more.
A quick round-up of projects and schemes that have been given the go-ahead, or awarded funding lately including workspace centres in Penzance, Liskeard and Hayle, renewables generation and community centre expansion near Truro, and 14 small green schemes across Cornwall.
Cornwall Council is asking the VCSE sector to help identify people who could apply for their Covid Winter Grant, to support those in poverty. Find out how, and who, here. Act Now!
Guidance around bidding for Government contracts, local Additional Restriction grants for businesses which have had to close and fell through the cracks of previous grants schemes, plus consultancy support for BAME organisations.
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.
crime and safety update – the Peninsular Strategic Assessment, Partner Agency Information Sharing portal, Illegal Moneylending Team partnership recognition scheme, drug & crime funding announcement, reading programme for prisoners, and free Clinks membership offer.
Find out about the support Beyond is offering, for early years, financial wellbeing, mental health and sexual & domestic abuse charities, to help adapt and respond. #JoinBeyond
Funding for vulnerable individuals/human rights, homelessness, improving digital skills in over 18’s, young people’s mental health, social change and easyfundraising, a scheme that allows good causes to receive corporate donations while their supporters to shop online.
Domestic Abuse support, including Refuge4Pets, a charity that fosters pets to aid escape from domestic abuse situations, and the Ask for ANI scheme offering safe places at pharmacies. Plus other news around this area.
Find out the latest – Cornwall’s Embrace Care programme, call for case studies around health inequalities, statement around COVID communications from a national charity, and RCHT contributing to the national effort.
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!
Useful reports around the impact of COVID, on children in school, and the economic impact. Great resources for writing funding bids, and planning future work.
Local COVID-news – Free school meals in Feb half term, COVID vaccines, business support grants, and the Universal Credit uplift.
Community Matters is an organisation supporting those who run community spaces. They have some helpful resources, linked here, and training courses too.
More accommodation is being offered for rough-sleepers, and the ban on evictions has been extended to mid February – housing support info also here.
Funding updates: Tech for Good to investigate digital delivery, Capacity Building for small organisations, and for those working with veterans. Plus the first awardees from Cornwall Women’s Fund.
What are the areas of greatest need in Cornwall right now, among people being supported and organisations supporting them? See our survey results.