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Funding

Capital grants to save local buildings

Over four million in capital grants available this summer to help more communities with ambitious ideas to save their local buildings Starting in July, capital grants between £100,000 and £500,000 are available to organisations ready to take the next step in acquiring a local asset....

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Funding success for St Issey Village Hall

St Issey Village Hall committee celebrate success after securing a grant from Green Cornwall Grant Fund to install air to air heat pumps. The present heating system is a number of old infra red radiant heaters. These were not fit for purpose as the hall use had developed from the...

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Ineligible for BIG Lottery funding? Try the ‘exceptions’ route…

The BIG Lottery’s Reaching Communities buildings programme,  provides funding to replace or improve buildings where a wide variety of community activities take place. Currently this funding is only available to projects in the most deprived areas (LSOAs) of the country, however,...

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Solar Communities “Free Solar PV”

Cornish charity and social enterprise Community Energy Plus has launched its Solar Communities 2012 programme with a multi-million pound fund to offer free solar PV installations to Village Halls, Community Centres, Sports and Recreation Clubs, Churches, GP Surgeries, Private Schools,...

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Funding from Santander Foundation

admin November 30, 2012 Funding No Comments

New quick and easy funding from Santander Foundation up to £5,000 Santander Foundation has launched a new fund, Community Plus, which can provide grants of up to £5,000. The application process is simple and registered charities are eligible to apply. Application decisions are expected...

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Win a community building eco-makeover worth up to £10,000

  The Western Morning News has teamed up with Calor Gas to launch a new competition which aims to give a community building in the Westcountry an eco-makeover worth up to £10,000. Nomination forms can be downloaded from www.calorenergycentre.co.uk/makeover or by emailing...

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The Prince’s Countryside Fund

admin February 29, 2012 Funding No Comments

The Prince’s Countryside Fund was established to help rural areas in the United Kingdom to become more sustainable.  The focus areas for the Fund are: projects to improve the sustainability of British farming in areas of deprivation; projects to improve the sustainability of...

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Community Buildings grants for heating, lighting and insulation

In partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE), Western Power Distribution is running a £50,000 grant scheme for communities in the Midlands, South West and South Wales to help reduce their energy use. The grant scheme is aimed at helping community groups carry out simple...

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Lottery income could increase by £1bn in five years, says DCMS

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A spike in National Lottery ticket sales could lead to more than £1bn extra going to good causes over the next five years, according to revised Department of Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) projections. The DCMS is predicting that if current strong National Lottery ticket sales trends...

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Help for small charities: the Five Minute Fundraiser

The Institute of Fundraising has launched a series of five-minute online videos designed to introduce small charities to a range of fundraising issues, structures and techniques. Watch the videos

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£250 for your Jubilee party

admin December 17, 2011 Funding No Comments

The Cornwall Community Foundation have recently launched The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Fund.  This Fund is for the support of communities/groups wishing to celebrate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The events should honour the 60 year reign of Queen Elizabeth II. The Foundation is...

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Government Launches Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a new Government initiative providing finance to non-domestic renewable heat generators and producers of biomethane in Great Britain. Designed to revolutionise the way heat is generated and used, this is the first financial support scheme for...

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Defra launched Rural Community Broadband Fund

This is funded by Defra and Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), and complements BDUK’s mainstream broadband rollout programme. The Fund enables the funding of superfast broadband projects in the most hard to reach areas in England, bringing superfast broadband to a greater number of...

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SITA Cornwall Trust announces the launch of £200,000 Flagship Fund

admin December 17, 2011 Funding No Comments

SITA Cornwall Trust is proud to be able to offer a new fund this year, which targets projects that are struggling to find match funding in these austere financial times. This grant is to be for a single project in which SITA Cornwall Trust is the sole or major funder and will be for a...

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£30 million announced for community green schemes and public sector energy efficiency

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has just announced funding of £10 million for local community energy projects, and a £20 million boost to the existing public sector energy efficiency loan scheme. Chris Huhne said: “This is great news for the public sector. Not only do we need to...

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Help with building maintenance

admin November 15, 2011 Building maintenance Funding No Comments

Vital Venues is helping community building management committees maintain their halls by working in partnership with a new scheme from Cornwall College. Members of Vital Venues can access free labour to help with repairs and maintenance.  Projects include painting and decorating,...

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B&Q waste donation scheme

admin November 15, 2011 Donations Funding Procurement No Comments

The waste donation scheme is co-ordinated in store either by the environmental champion, duty or Warehouse manager who will keep a Waste Donation Form on file for interested groups. Before any materials are donated, the form must be signed by a representative of the group, and proof...

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Reaching Communities buildings fund criteria widened

admin November 14, 2011 Big Lottery Funding News No Comments

Big Lottery are making the following small but significant changes to the eligibility of the Reaching Communities buildings strand: 1. To Introduce IMD 2010 data on top of IMD 2007 data The funding is targeted at buildings or sites based in the most deprived ‘Lower Super Output Areas’...

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