A good week for funding in Cornwall, given the super news that Chaos Group’s Christmas recording raised over £10,000 to help end food poverty. This was a collaborative effort that the power of community. See below for the funding opportunities we have collated this week.

HeadStart Kernow young People’s Mental Wellbeing Legacy Fund

Providing grants to support children and young people aged 10 -16 with their emotional health and mental wellbeing. Open to local community groups, projects and individuals via sponsor agencies to promote resilience and the emotional health and mental wellbeing.

Application deadline: Monday 24 May

Funder: Headstart Kernow

Who can apply: Organisations/ individuals who can support at least one of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing:

  • Connect
  • Be Active (get moving)
  • Keep Learning (take time for you)
  • Give (give to others)
  • Take Notice (stop and take notice).

Please see this link https://www.startnowcornwall.org.uk/five-ways-to-wellbeing/ for a range of ideas for each of the five ways, but examples might be things like (but not exclusive of)

  • trying new activities
  • taking on a new hobby or sport
  • learning something new
  • accessing green spaces
  • meeting new people through group activity.

Organisations must not be in receipt of National Lottery funding, this fund should not duplicate funding.

Heart Research UK: Healthy Hearts Grant Programme

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 for UK not-for-profit organisations to fund innovative and original projects that help prevent or reduce the risk of heart disease in local communities and advocate a healthy lifestyle

Application deadline: Monday 26 July to Monday 23 August
Funders: Heart Research UK & Subway Limited (Heart Research UK is a registered charity (no. 1044821), founded in 1994. Subway Limited is the well-known high street food retailer, a Private Limited Company (company no. 13014185), incorporated on 12 November 2020. The company has had a number of other trading names),
Who can apply: all forms of not-for-profit organisation in the UK, including charities, voluntary and community groups and sports clubs.

Kellogg’s Breakfast Club

Application deadline: none – applications may be made at any time via an online application form. 
Funder: Kellogg Supply Services (Europe) Limited (the Fund is delivered by Forever Manchester, a charity that supports community activity across Greater Manchester).
Who can apply: UK schools with a Breakfast Club.

As a small number of grants are available – usually one per UK region each year – with priority given to those schools that have 35% or more children in receipt of pupil premium funding and eligible for free school meals.

The MCS Charitable Foundation

Grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 for UK registered charities, other forms of not-for-profit organisations, including not-for-profit and public bodies for projects that can accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and low carbon technologies. 

Application deadline: Monday 19 July 2021 at 9am.

Funder: The MCS Charitable Foundation (founded 2015. Charity number 1165752. Total expenditure during the year ended 31 March 2020: £2,174,560).
Who can apply: UK registered charities, other not-for-profit organisations and companies, as well as public bodies.

The MCS Charitable Foundation provides grants for projects with the potential for UK-wide impact, whether by scaling up or replicating in other parts of the UK, that meet the Foundation’s mission of accelerating the widespread adoption of renewable energy and low carbon technologies.