Community Matters is an organisation supporting those who run community spaces. They have some helpful resources, linked here, and training courses too.
Pentreath and Citizens Advice Cornwall are joining forces with a new project tackling financial problems, debt, housing, and mental wellbeing. Find out more here.
Support available for people in need – around food, mental health, financial hardship and other areas.
Christmas doesn’t mean any kind of holiday from people being in need of support. Here’s our quick list of resources for food, clothing, mental health support, homelessness advice and abuse.
NHS Volunteer Responders is starting to train volunteers, through St John Ambulance, to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Find out more here.
Volunteer Cornwall’s Christmas Buddies scheme launches, to tackle loneliness at Christmas, plus Christmas waste & recycling info from the council, and Christmas fire safety.
Quick round-up of COVID local restrictions, Christmas, Free School Meals and how to claim them, and Health Start Vouchers for families with pre-school children.
Find out about the Thriving Communities Network, offering connection, funding, ideas and support to small charities.
A collection of news articles around the impact of COVID-19, including on carers, jobs, and mental health (especially in young people).
Cornwall Samaritans has been helping people for 50 years this year, helping more than 30,000 contacts in the last 12 months. Find out more here.
More families are going facing poverty this winter, according to a new report. Plus, the Indices of Multiple Deprivation stats for the areas you work in.
Cornwall Council has set up a new Redundancy Support Hub, to help people and businesses at risk of, or experiencing, redundancy. Find out what support there is for you, here.
The Trussell Trust is predicting significant increases in foodbank use this winter, with new people needing support as redundancies hit. See more reports, and details here.
Launceston Community Development Trust is planning their first progressive and exciting project – the creation of genuinely affordable housing at Prout’s Corner for 30 families on lower income finding it hard to get on the property ladder, making this Launceston’s FIRST and ONLY housing development with 100% of the homes being affordable.
Funding opportunities – for disadvantaged young people, community initiatives, building repairs and disabled people.
CRCC is working with Action with Communities in Rural England to ensure that village halls have comprehensive guidance as they plan to reopen.
New funding announced – the National Lottery Community Fund Partnerships, including for social enterprises (SHORT DATE), plus for armed forces, and children & young people.
Quick update on the support provided by Cornwall Community Foundation and Volunteer Cornwall.
Ladock Community Hall is reopening, and have shared their plan, changes to ensure safety, and booking details. Other village & community halls are welcome to share their reopening plans, to encourage clients to return.
New funding – for COVID-19-related welfare support (with short deadlines), and others around welfare, support for vulnerable groups, and heritage preservation. Plus Future for Nature competition.