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Each week, Cornwall VSF identifies the funding opportunities to support VCSE organisations in Cornwall. this week, there is a wealth of great opportunities. Pardon the pun, and get settled into reading our funding roundup.

CLLD funding for West Cornwall

Are you a community or voluntary group looking for funding to help develop your organisation or to develop a pilot project? If so, CLLD would love to hear from you!

CLLD can offer a maximum of £25,000 grant funding for community-orientated projects in West Cornwall.

This support could come in the form of:

  • a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant (up to a maximum of £10,000) for activities aimed at further developing the economic side of your organisation (for example: business planning consultancy costs; marketing; or fundraising expertise etc.)
  • a European Social Fund (ESF) grant (up to a maximum of £25,000) for a pilot project that will support people back into employment and/or training. ESF support could cover staff time, participants’ costs, and other relevant project costs. We would expect your project to be relatively short-term and provide support for around 10 people (if you are awarded £25k but pro-rata if less)
  • a mixture of ESF/ERDF funding, up to a total of £25,000 whilst staying within the criteria of each funding stream as described above (e.g. £5,000 ERDF and £20,000 ESF).

Please note:

  • CLLD is focussed on supporting the most deprived communities in West Cornwall, so organisations and participants must be from within one of our eligible postcodes and priority will be given to projects in ‘core areas’
  • ERDF funding can only provide support for up to 72% of your total costs for the ‘building the business’ side of your proposal
  • ESF funding can support up to 80% of your total costs for the ‘people support’ side of your proposal
  • All match funding should come from non-EU sources.

To find out more about these opportunities and how you might qualify, please join us for a 30-minute information session on 28 May 10.30am-11am. Register here.

We also encourage you to discuss your eligibility and our application processes with Rissa Parsons (West Cornwall Facilitator) rissa.parsons@cornwalldevelopmentcompany.co.uk.

SHORT DEADLINE: 17 May: Grow Wild Youth Project

Grants of £500 for young people aged 14-25 across the UK for a wide range of creative and innovative projects that celebrate UK native plants and fungi.

Application deadline: Monday 17 May 2021 at 10am. Please note the imminent application deadline for this programme, which has a short and easy to complete application form.
Funder: The Foundation and Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (founded 1990. Charity number 803428. Total charitable expenditure during the year ended 31 March 2020: £7,950,000).
Who can apply: individual young people and young adults aged 14-25 in the UK with a supporting organisation such as a registered charity, school, university, youth club, local authority, health authority, environmental group and voluntary organisation.

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Magdalen Hospital Trust Grants

One-off project grants generally between £500 and £2,000 for smaller UK charities working with vulnerable children and young adults under the age of 25, especially those at risk of sexual and other forms of exploitation.

Application deadline: Monday 31 May 2021
Funder: The Magdalen Hospital Trust (founded 1973. Charity number 225878. Total charitable expenditure during the year ended 5 April 2020: £56,039).
Who can apply: UK registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £150,000.

The Learning Through Landscapes Local School Nature Grants

Grants up to £500 and resources for infant, primary and secondary schools in England, Scotland and Wales to support training in outdoor learning and the purchase of outdoor learning equipment.
Application deadline: Friday 25 June 2021
Funder: The Learning through Landscapes Trust (founded 1990. Charity number 803270. Total charitable expenditure during the year ended 31 March 2020: £1,517,081).
Who can apply: infant, primary and secondary schools and in England, Scotland and Wales.

Learning through Landscapes was founded in 1990 with the aim of improving the quality and use of land surrounding schools, to encourage a better use of existing resources for learning, and to enhance the environment within which learning takes place.

The Hedley Foundation

Grants averaging £2,500 for smaller UK registered charities working with the elderly, people with a mental or physical disability, those who are terminally ill, young people and other social welfare projects, include those that benefit carers, the homeless and ex-offenders.

Application deadline: Wednesday 30 June 2021.
Funder: The Hedley Foundation Limited (founded 1971. Charity number 262933. Total value of all grants awarded during the year ended 31 March 2020: £678,397).
Who can apply: small and medium sized charities in the UK (i.e. charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million).

View some previous funding roundup content, for opportunities ongoing.