It’s been another successful week for fundraising in Cornwall, as Cornish charity Mind Cornwall raised in excess of £30,000. This is another example of the power of collaboration. Cornwall is a place of community. We have collated funding opportunities with pertinent deadlines for this funding roundup. The Made by Sport funding deadline is next week. This week’s funding roundup offers a couple of short deadlines and a focus on mental health recovery.

**SHORT DEADLINE** Cornwall Rural Community Charity Mental Health Support Grants

Grants up to £1,000 to enable voluntary and community groups in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to establish and develop self-help initiatives for people who have experienced, or are experiencing, poor mental health and wellbeing.
Application deadline: Friday 14 May 2021.
Funder: Cornwall Community Development Limited. The Mental Health Support Grants programme is managed by Cornwall Community Development Limited on behalf of NHS Kernow.
Who can apply: voluntary and community organisations based and working in Cornwall.

The Cornwall Rural Community Charity, which is registered with the Charity Commission and Cornwall Community Development Limited, is part of a network of rural community charities founded by prominent suffragette and author Grace Hadow in 1920

**SHORT DEADLINE** The Thomas Pocklington Trust

Revenue and capital grants up to £25,000 are available to UK registered charities for new and innovative projects which provide support to blind and partially sighted people in the United Kingdom.
Application deadline: Friday 14 May 2021. 
Funders: The Thomas Pocklington Trust (founded 2005. Charity number 05359336. Total value of all grants awarded during the year ended 31 March 2020: £2,125,000).
Who can apply: UK registered charities for projects in the UK providing Education, Employment and Engagement, providing support to blind and partially sighted people.

The Side By Side Fund

Grants of between £200 and £500 are available to community organisations in Cornwall (and beyond) to benefit people or communities who live with mental ill-health, trauma and distress.

Application deadline: Monday 31 May 2021.
Funders: The Garfield Weston Foundation (founded 1958.  Charity number: 230260. Total charitable expenditure during the year ended 5 April 2020: £88,795,000) and The Morrisons Foundation (founded 2014. Charity number 1160224. Total value of all grants awarded during the year ended 2 February 2020: £2,809,265). The Side-By-Side Fund is being administered by the National Survivor User Network on behalf of Garfield Weston and the Morrisons Foundation.
Who can apply: peer support, mutual aid or self-help groups addressing mental health issues in England and Wales.

The Side-By-Side Fund provides small grants to support wellbeing, healing, connection and to address other mental health issues. Grants are designed to enable peer support, mutual aid or self-help groups in England and Wales to connect remotely, prepare to move their activities to face-to-face following COVID, or make their group more financially sustainable. The peer support, mutual aid or self-help group must benefit people or communities who live with mental ill-health, trauma and distress.

The Barbara Ward Children’s Foundation

Grants of between £500 and £15,000 are available for smaller, non-religious charities which are working to improve the lives of severely disadvantaged children and young people, as well as mentally handicapped adults.

Application deadline:  none – applications may be made at any time in writing.
Funder:  The Barbara Ward Children’s Foundation (founded 2001. Charity number 1089783. Total value of all grants awarded during the year ended 31 December 2019: £380,342).
Who can apply:  smaller charities in the UK and overseas.