Transformation Cornwall Updates

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Filling the Holiday Gap Fund

Cornwall Council’s Wellbeing and Public Health Team has established a funding opportunity for voluntary and community organisations and charitable groups to pilot a programme that provides activities and extends the offer of free school meals to children and families during the school summer holidays.

A recent report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger found that children were returning to school in a worse educational, health and developmental state than that in which they had left in the summer. During the summer holidays when free school meal provision is unavailable many families have to make difficult choices to afford the extra £30 to £40 per week to ensure their children have balanced diet. Combine this with an estimated £120 for childcare and for many children in Cornwall the summer holidays can be the opposite of why families come to our county at this time.

The 2018 Filling the Holiday Gap funding scheme seeks to understand how projects can alleviate this pressure on household incomes by inviting groups and organisations to provide sessions that include an activity (there are no restrictions on this, can be a physical activity or art/craft based) and a nutritious meal for children and families. The scheme recognises that flexibility is important and innovation is encouraged, applications that involve partnership working are welcome as are projects that can engage the community or demonstrate other benefits to individuals or families wellbeing.

A total of £20,000 is available, the maximum any single organisation can apply for is £3300 (there is no minimum) and applications should equate to no more than £5 per child. Projects applying should be geographically located in one of 6 localities shown in the map attached, consideration will be given to projects that cross over these locality boundaries where a need is highlighted.

Application deadline is June 1st. The application form can be found HERE

If you have any questions or would like further information please contact Matt Sharp at [email protected]


Spreading the Word - The Oasis Centre’s Wellbeing Café 

The Oasis Centre is a registered charity and voluntary community organisation based in St Columb Major.  The Centre was established in 2008 to support local people in need. Through their Wellbeing Cafe they engage with some of the most lonely, isolated and vulnerable people in the area.

Trustees are available to share the story of how the Oasis Centre developed to inform others thinking of setting up a similar social action project in other local areas. 

 They are available to meet with church groups to:

  • tell their story and outline their work as an example of Christian outreach and social action.
  • think about the opportunities in their communities and take steps to meet the needs of local people.
  • explore how this may encourage future funding opportunities for your church.

To book a meeting or presentation please contact:

Pat Walton, Oasis Centre Project Coordinator

Email: [email protected] Tel: 01637 881691


Spreading the Word - The Oasis Centre’s Wellbeing Café in St Columb Major leaflet available HERE