Community Chest Grants Helping our Local Community

Posted on: 4th May 2019

Community Chest Grants helping our local Community – a look back and my priorities for the next year.

Those readers of Outreach will already have picked this up but this is for those that have not.

This year I used my Community Chest grant to support many local projects, including The Centre of Pendeen, the churchyards in St Just and Pendeen, allotments at Bosavern Community Farm, and St Just Parent and Toddler Group. I also supported the International Male Choral events, again performing in St Just this year, a nature project for children, through Cornwall Wildlife Trust and an educational book about plastics polluting our oceans for both our primary schools.

Bosavern Community allotments

I am expecting news that the next round of funding will be available very soon so if you have a project that could make a real difference to our community then let me know. Up until December, for applications over £100, I will give priority to those building collaborations or taking steps to make space for nature. This is recognition of the divisive issues over recent times and the loss of so many creatures, worsening through Climate Change.