Treverbyn’s Community Larder has a new van, allowing more people in the local community to benefit. Find out where it’s going, and how you can find community larder services near you, here.
New COVID-19 hotspots have been declared in Bodmin, Falmouth, Saltash and Penzance, in addition to Truro and Newquay. Take care, and spread the word not the virus!
Do you know someone who is going ‘above and beyond’, doing extraordinary things in the voluntary sector in Cornwall? We’re looking for possible nominees for the New Year Honours 2022… Let us know your suggestions please, by email.
Find out who, in Cornwall’s voluntary sector, has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list.
Congratulations to them all!
See the new emergency food provision map, plus resources to help deal with COVID-19 hotspots in Newquay and Truro. Please share the usual safety messages if you’re working in these areas: Hands, Face, Space.
Walking is great for physical and mental health. Check out some suggestions for local walks, and 2 charities encouraging walking.
Catch the updates from Thriving Communities – still opportunities to join their Network, and apply for funding, plus view their funding seminar. Find out more here.
Cornwall Christmas Box, collecting donated Christmas dinners for families in need, exceeds all expectations with 3,254 donated boxes this year.
Have you taken part in the Cornwall VSF ‘stress test’ survey of the sector yet? Share the needs your organisation is seeing, and find out what others have said so far.
Lockdown 2 update – charity sector support, facemasks, care homes, prisons and probation, and supporting your local COVID-safe high street.
Episode 2 of ‘Cornwall with Simon Reeve’ was on at the weekend, featuring a host of local charities, and the work that’s being done around the environment and farming. Well worth a watch.
Catch up with the water-cooler programme from the weekend – Cornwall with Simon Reeve, and find out about Daisy Chain in St Just – grab a coffee and settle in!
Cornwall VSF CRCC, Volunteer Cornwall and Cornwall Community Foundation have formed the Cornwall Infrastructure Alliance, to help support the VCSE sector. We would love to hear your thoughts on what we should be focussing on! Consultation closes 27 Nov.
On this Armistice Day, we remember those who fought in the World Wars and more recent conflicts, and support those who came home changed.
Cornwall Air Ambulance has its own TV series, with 10 episodes starting tomorrow. Find out more about this vital charity.
The annual Cornwall Christmas Giving catalogue has been published – share with your friends and family, to give a donation to a local charity as a Christmas present.
Free school meals alternatives from local restaurants and cafes, plus the difference between flu and COVID-19, and the risk factors associated with ‘long COVID’, which affects up to 10% of those who catch the virus.
Cornwall VSF interviewed Ann van Dyke, recently awarded an MBE, about her work with Sure Start, national schemes, and local organisations, to support and provide for disadvantaged children, and others.
Have your say on the future of the Edward Hain Hospital in St Ives – Virtual public meeting TODAY at 5.30.
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.