Cornwall Council’s Community Chest scheme

Posted on: 25th April 2015

Cornwall Council’s Community Chest scheme is again open to help local people make a difference to their community.

Cornwall’s voluntary and community groups are being invited to apply for small grant funding under Cornwall Council’s Community Chest scheme for 2015/16. The link provides details of how to apply.

Under the scheme each Cornwall Councillor has a total fund of £2000 to assist projects run by not-for-profit groups. The grants aim to benefit a wide range of people and activities, from community facilities and local environmental projects, through to schemes promoting healthy living, music and sport.

Groups can apply for one-off grants of between £100 and £1000. The grants are intended to support specific projects, rather than ongoing running costs. Any ‘not for profit’ organisation which serves Cornwall is eligible to apply for funding; this includes Town and Parish Councils, village or community hall associations, parent teacher associations, scout and guide groups and many more. For grants of over £100 match funding is normally expected by councillors.

Applications and enquiries can be made at any time until the closing date of 12 February 2016.

Last year, Members helped to support a hugely diverse number of worthwhile projects in communities up and down Cornwall including first aid classes, a community radio station and garden furniture for a hospice.

To find out what projects Cllr Sue James helped in St Just and Pendeen Home Grants