Transformation Cornwall Updates

Transformation Cornwall regularly emails out to its supporters topical information concerning funding and other pieces of useful information.   See our last update: 

https://mailchi.mp/52b2a654bcff/transformation-cornwall-updates-10th-october-2018

If you would like to receive these updates please email [email protected]

 

The Tampon Tax Community Fund

Grants up to £10,000 for not-for-profit organisations working at grassroots level to deliver projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls in the UK (grant programme opens on 17 September with a deadline of 26 October)

The purpose of the Tampon Tax Fund is to allocate the funds generated from the VAT on sanitary products to local projects that improve the lives of disadvantaged women and girls across the UK. The Fund is managed by the UK Community Foundations network.

The Tampon Tax Fund aims to support women and girls who are most marginalised to overcome barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential.

 

Projects must meet one or more of the following objectives

  • Building skills and confidence, for example, supporting women and girls to learn new skills, giving them the ability to apply for new jobs and/or return to the workplace;
  • Improving health and well-being, for example, teaching women how to look after and improve their own mental or physical health and live in good health for longer; and/or
  • Building social networks, for example, connecting women to others they can share similar experiences with, supporting them to feel less lonely, more valued, more able to pass on that support.

Grants can be used for:

  • Volunteer expenses - budget for training, travel, telephone calls, travel and meals;
  • Activity costs - budget for resources to facilitate a project/activity; costs that fall outside capital, volunteer or staffing costs, event catering or volunteer costs; and/or
  • Project staff / sessional staff costs - budget for external consultants and staff that are employed for the specific project/activity that is being funded, including the cost of permanent staff to deliver specific projects.

One-year grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available.

A wide range of organisational types may apply, including:

o Registered UK charities;
o Constituted Community groups;
o Companies Limited by Guarantee with charitable aims;
o Community Interest Companies;
o Co-operatives - registered Community Benefit Societies and registered Industrial and Provident Societies;
o Credit Unions; and
o Social Enterprises.

Applications will be accepted from between Monday 17 September  and 12 noon on Friday 26 October 2018.  For more information view: https://www.ukcommunityfoundations.org/our-programmes/tampon-tax-community-fund?cookies=yes

Contact details for the UK Community Foundations Network is:

UK Community Foundations, Unit 1.04 Piano House, 9 Brighton Terrace, London SW9 8DJ 
Tel: 020 7713 9326 Email: [email protected]

 

Cornwall Community Foundation- Grant Programmes 

Cornwall Community Foundation are delighted to announce the launch of some new funding programmes and the up and coming deadline dates for existing funds. Please find further specific information below:

The Trewithen Fund:This fund welcomes applications from projects enabling volunteers to assist young people who are not achieving their full potential. The volunteers can do this by using their own experiences of life and work to support and encourage others to grow and develop. Research has proven, a volunteer mentor can make a dramatic difference to the life chances of a young person by helping them break down barriers to achievement, build confidence and resilience, develop vital employability skills and enable the young person to develop a trusting relationship with an unrelated adult. Please click here for further details on this fund.

Donor Directed Fund: This fund welcomes applications from projects that enable young people, with limited life opportunities, the chance to achieve, this could include ex-offenders, those suffering from poor mental health, young people in care etc. The Fund Holders would also like to welcome application from frontline support organisations such as Foodbanks and Soup Kitchens. Please click here for further details on this fund.

Bude Fund :This fund welcomes applications from projects in and around the Bude area. Please click here for further details.

Papillon Fund: For the benefit of St Thomas and South Petherwin. Out of area applications maybe considered on the condition the beneficiaries attending the project reside within the listed parishes (evidence of this will be required). Please click here for further details.

Cornwall Glass Fund: Celebrating 40 years this year, Cornwall Glass would like to mark this milestone by offering the support of up to £400 to 40 community groups within Cornwall and Isles of Scilly. This year, the fund aims to support community and social cohesion in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Please click here for further details.

The Jack Moon and Lors Trust Fund :Voluntary activities in Lostwithiel and St Winnow that help to maintain the traditions and culture of these communities. Please click here for further details.

#IWILL Fund: Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available to support projects in Cornwall that engage young people in volunteering and other activities that both benefit their communities and develop their skills. Please click here for further details.

Manor Solar Farm: For the benefit of Charlestown, Grampound with Creed, St Ewe, St Mewan, St Dennis, St Stephen-in-Brannel, Sticker, Treverbyn and central St Austell. Please click here for further details.

Cornwall 100 Club: The fund has 4 priorities which are: improving community spaces, providing a service the whole community can benefit from, business and communities working together and charitable organisations who support children and young people. Please click here for further details.

The Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund: For young carers aged 18 or under where their duties go beyond what would be expected for a person of their age. An application for a grant must be made by an organisation for the benefit of any young carer resident in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly who requires support. Please click here to access further details.

The Worval Foundation: The Worval Foundation aims to provide opportunities for young disadvantaged people, primarily aged between 10-15 years of age but not exclusively, who are on the edge of exclusion from school or are finding it hard to cope, possibly due to an illness, learning difficulties or life circumstances. This fund wishes to make a life changing impact on the young people. An application for a grant must be made by an organisation for the benefit of any young person resident in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly who requires support. Please click here to access further details.

The Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Youth: The LLFFY, now headed by Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, strives to help those young individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding talent in a particular field – such as sport, the arts, science, voluntary service and enterprise – but are struggling to achieve their ambition or progress in their chosen career because of hardship or disability. Please click here to access further details.

The Emily Bolitho Trust: To support the wellbeing of individuals, especially those faced with hardship through poor health or low income living within the old borough of Penzance including Gulval, Mousehole, Paul, Newlyn, Ludgvan, Marazion and Madron. Please click here to access further details.

The Crisis Fund: Enables charitable organisations to hold a pot of funds to distribute small grants to individuals in crisis. Please click here to access further details.

The Mental Health Fund for Children and Young People -aims to provide opportunities to support children and young people, aged between 5-25 years, in order to supress the onset of loneliness, isolation, anxiety and ultimately depression. This fund wishes to make a life changing impact on the lives of young people at a critical stage in their development to prevent further poor mental health. Please click here to access further details.

 

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

Web: www.oasiscentre-cornwall.org.uk

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