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Volunteer Teams

Volunteer Cornwall is working with Cornwall Council and other local businesses to organise employer supported volunteering. This takes the form of teams of staff given an additional day off work in order to volunteer in their local community. Whilst some people take the opportunity to...

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Pensions and Auto Enrolment Seminar

Are you a Community Organisation that employs people? Are you aware, under the government auto-enrolment scheme, as an organisation you are required to enrol members of staff onto a pension scheme?   CRCC is keen to ensure that community organisations in Cornwall are aware of the...

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Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme – Call for Evidence

As announced in the Autumn Statement, HMRC has brought forward the start of its promised review of the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme and has launched a call for evidence. The call for evidence...

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CCPFA Promotion Event

Essential event for all Town and Parish Councillors with Playing Fields/Recreation Grounds to maintain.

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Free Training Session For Community Groups

FREE training session – Volunteers – Attracting, Recruiting, Managing & Retaining, for your community group Thursday 5th November at The Globe Coffee House Boardroom, Frances Street, Truro from 9.30am to 4.30pm. This session is hosted by Community Energy Plus and has been funded by...

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The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Programme

The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Programme has been officially launched. Running from 2014-2020, this programme of European funding builds on the previous Objective One and Convergence Programmes. It is hoped that the €600m Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have received from...

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WPD Community Chest

The WPD Community Chest is a grant scheme which distributes awards of up to £1,000 to communities to reduce their energy use through improvements to village halls, scout huts and other community buildings. It is funded by the network operator Western Power Distribution (WPD) and...

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Community Assets – Grants & Support

The COMA programme offers partnership areas the following grants & support: Direct Support Pre-Feasibility Grants. DIRECT SUPPORT Amount of funding available: £1.5m is available for up to 50 partnerships. Closing date: We are operating a rolling application window that will be...

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Changing Face of Rural Library Services

Community libraries have grown rapidly in number and are taking on a variety of roles in rural communities, finds Brian Wilson. Research commissioned by Defra and Arts Council England has been published in a report entitl ed  Rural Library Services in England: exploring recent changes...

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Managing a sustainable community building

On Thursday 14th May CRCC held a joint event with Big Lottery to support community organisations with a building related project. The aim was to demonstrate what types of projects can attract funding from the Reaching Communities, Buildings programme and how to make a strong...

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Entertainment In Village Halls

A raft of cuts in red tape will make it easier for village halls to be the social heart of their communities, says CRCC. The charity says major changes to Government regulations on entertainment licensing, which come fully into force from April 6, have reduced the burden on community...

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Cinema For All

Cinema for All SWG, previously known as the South West Group of the British Federation of Film Societies, represents and supports over 70 Film Societies and Community Cinemas in the region. It is organised by a small team of volunteers who have experience in running their own venues...

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Gain an advantage for Big Lottery funding

                    Taking place on Thusday 14th May, at the Exchange in Wadebridge, CRCC are inviting local groups, that are thinking about or are in the process of submitting an application to Big Lottery’s Reaching...

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Community Buildings Checker

Are you a community group or organisation considering a new build community housing or buildings project and want to see whether it has the potential to be viable? Local groups taking on community building projects are now able to test their ideas using the new Community Buildings...

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Community Ownership and Management of Assetts

Community Ownership & Management of Assets – Capital Grants Now Open with June 26 Deadline Grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 are available to community interest groups with well-evidenced local connections, established for charitable, benevolent or philanthropic...

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Organising a Community Led Plan? Make sure the needs of your community buildings are included…

This resource sheet provides you with information about how to involve those who manage community buildings in the production of a Community Led Plan. It is helpful in understanding the importance and use of each of the buildings in your community and developing actions that will help...

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