Local and national funding opportunities for Cornish heritage organisations, health charities, those working in art and music and organisations developing tech-based solutions to social isolation.

Funding announced to support and preserve Cornwall’s language, heritage and culture

The £200,000 funding is designed to help deliver Cornish language education for adults and young people, tackle barriers to education around traditions and heritage of Cornwall, and provide media and technology opportunities for learners and speakers of Cornish.
The funding is broken down into:

  • £150k to the Cornish language programme
  • £25k to Tackling Education Barriers
  • £10k to the Cornwall Culture Distinctiveness project
  • £10k to the Ordinalia Nessa work
  • £5k to the Gorsedh Youth Festival

Find out more  on the Gov.uk website.


2020 GSK IMPACT Awards – funding and free training for health charities

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide core funding, training and national recognition for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000. To be eligible organisations must be at least three years old, a registered charity, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £80,000 and £2.5 million.

Winning organisations will have a film made, receive support with press and publicity and be given a set of promotional materials. They will also be offered free training and development valued at a further £9,500.

Closing date: 23 September 2019
Further information can be found on the Kingsfund website.

Architectural Heritage Fund Transforming Places

Grants of up to £100,000 for charities and social enterprises in England to finance the development costs of projects that create alternative uses for redundant or underused community-owned historic buildings in town centres.

Application deadlines:

For grants of up to £15,000 – by 5pm on the last day of each calendar month
For grants of more than £15,000 – Monday 29 July 2019/ Monday 21 October 2019.

Find out more on the Architectural Heritage Fund website.


The Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust

Grants of up to £2,000 for UK voluntary and community sector organisations, including CICs, working with music and the arts to improve the lives of children, the disabled and disadvantaged. The Trust prioritises applications from organisations in the South West of England. Grants are normally between £1,000 and £2,000, although they can occasionally be for higher amounts.

The Trust provides capital and revenue grants for charitable organisations (including Community Interest Companies) working in the following fields:

  • Music in a social or therapeutic context.
  • Music and special needs and
  • Children and young people’s welfare, especially for arts activities.

The annual application deadline is 1 November 2019. Find out more on the Trust’s website.


The United Charities of Liskeard

Funds are available for individual persons who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress, and that live in Liskeard, the parish of Dobwalls with Trewidland (formerly the parish of Liskeard) and the parishes of Menheniot and St Cleer.

To apply call 01579 343577 or write to Champions Retreat, St Cleer Road, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3HJ.


Tech to Connect – Tackling isolation through innovation

Nesta Challenges has launched a £1m fund aimed at charities and social enterprises wanting to develop tech-based solutions to social isolation. Applicants will explain a problem within social isolation and provide an idea for a technological solution. Seven finalists will come out of the initial assessment and follow a programme of guided support over five months.

The £1m prize consists of £500,000 in grant funding from the Department for Digital, Media and Sport and £500,000 in business support from Nesta Challenges toward developing prototypes and implementation plans for the winning idea.

Entries are open until 7 August. Find out more at the Tech to Connect website.


Places to Ride – £15 million programme to develop new or existing cycling facilities

Places to Ride is a £15m programme offering grants up to £50,000 for the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities in communities across England.
The aims of the programme are to:

  • Encourage more people from a range of different backgrounds regardless of gender, age, ability or ethnicity to engage with cycling in all its forms.
  • Provide more opportunities for people to enjoy riding in an accessible and inclusive environment; focusing especially on provision that responds to the needs of women and girls and people with a disability.
  • Invest in opportunities that connect local communities and address barriers to engaging with cycling. Recognise the wider benefits of riding a bike to enable societal benefits such as community cohesion, reducing social isolation and promoting health and well-being through prevention, and
  • Ensure we deliver a lasting legacy of active environments that provide high quality and affordable opportunities to engage with cycling now, that will continue to be deliverable in the future.

More information can be found on the British Cycling website.