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What’s happening in Cornwall’s VCSE sector

Funding 28 January

Funding: microgrants to benefit families, for the arts and the environment, for youth clubs, social impact investment, promoting ecological sciences, social relief and care, those around the criminal justice system and substance abuse, and encouraging employment prospects.

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New staff at Active Plus

Find out about the new team members at Active Plus and their projects: Family Matters, supporting active service personnel and veterans with family life, and Veterans Support, for any veterans, offering support transitioning back to civilian life.

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February awareness days and weeks

Awareness events and celebrations in February – get involved, join in, be aware. LGBT+ History month, Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence awareness week, tinnitus week, child mental health week, and more.

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Local developments and regeneration

A quick round-up of projects and schemes that have been given the go-ahead, or awarded funding lately including workspace centres in Penzance, Liskeard and Hayle, renewables generation and community centre expansion near Truro, and 14 small green schemes across Cornwall.

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Government grants, and business support

Guidance around bidding for Government contracts, local Additional Restriction grants for businesses which have had to close and fell through the cracks of previous grants schemes, plus consultancy support for BAME organisations.

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Crime and community safety update

crime and safety update – the Peninsular Strategic Assessment, Partner Agency Information Sharing portal, Illegal Moneylending Team partnership recognition scheme, drug & crime funding announcement, reading programme for prisoners, and free Clinks membership offer.

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Funding update 21 Jan

Funding for vulnerable individuals/human rights, homelessness, improving digital skills in over 18’s, young people’s mental health, social change and easyfundraising, a scheme that allows good causes to receive corporate donations while their supporters to shop online.

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Domestic Abuse support and news

Domestic Abuse support, including Refuge4Pets, a charity that fosters pets to aid escape from domestic abuse situations, and the Ask for ANI scheme offering safe places at pharmacies. Plus other news around this area.

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Health update

Find out the latest – Cornwall’s Embrace Care programme, call for case studies around health inequalities, statement around COVID communications from a national charity, and RCHT contributing to the national effort.

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Covid impact reports

Useful reports around the impact of COVID, on children in school, and the economic impact. Great resources for writing funding bids, and planning future work.

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Housing support

More accommodation is being offered for rough-sleepers, and the ban on evictions has been extended to mid February – housing support info also here.

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Funding update 15 Jan

Funding updates: Tech for Good to investigate digital delivery, Capacity Building for small organisations, and for those working with veterans. Plus the first awardees from Cornwall Women’s Fund.

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