The role of the Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) is both to identify where the greatest needs are, prioritise grant aid for maximum impact and to support the amazing range of voluntary and community bodies that give such strength to community life.
For ten years the CCF has awarded small grants to organisations making a positive impact in their area. Oliver Baines, chief executive of the CCF says: “We need strong communities in Cornwall, and a powerful network of support for those who live in them. Our job is to help provide that through raising and distributing funds for community and charitable purposes.”
The CCF was established in 2003 and in the last ten years has awarded approximately £5.5 million to over 2,000 local projects. In 2013 alone it made nearly 600 awards to community and other groups, distributing £592,000. All the money raised is spent in Cornwall and the Isles of Scillies. It is all about the local community helping each other to make this beautiful part of the world a better place for us all to live. The foundation is not supported by local or central government and relies almost entirely on private individuals and local businesses to fund its work.
In the next few months we will be highlighting some of the projects the CCF have helped and also how you can get involved. You can become a Friend or volunteer or if you are a business you can join the C100 Club which comprises of like-minded businesses who along with taking the Corporate Social Responsibility seriously, want to invest in their community. Alternatively why not go along to some of the events held throughout the year.
Cornwall Community Foundation
Suite 1,Sheers Barton, Lawhitton, Launceston
Cornwall. PL15 9NJ