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CCPFA’s Pasty and Pint Event

  The CCPFA (Cornwall County Playing Field Association) Is holding a Pasty & Pint event on January 18th. The evening aims to provide advice and information for those who need help with maintain their Play Field, Sports Pitch or Open Space. If you are in contact with or know of...

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The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund

admin December 16, 2016 Funding Opportunities No Comments

Galaxy Hot Chocolate are helping  small local community groups and projects a chance to win up to £300 from their fund.  Five donations will be made each week from the prize fund, four by a panel of judges and one from the Outstanding Volunteer Award to the organisation with the most...

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Creating Local IT Hubs

We can support your community venue to apply for a Big Lottery Awards for All Grant (maximum of £10,000) which could then go towards paying for IT services, training, equipment, furniture and a new or improved broadband connection. We can help you write the grant application and check...

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Voice of 10,000 halls will be heard

A new online voice for the 10,000 village and community halls has been launched today by the national charity ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England).  The National Village and Community Halls Network will take over the role of the National Village Halls Forum and act as a...

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The Community Transport Fund

admin September 14, 2016 Funding Opportunities Procurement No Comments

The Department for Transport created the £25 million Community Transport Minibus Fund in December 2014 with the purpose of supplying new minibuses for not-for-profit community transport operators in England. The first round of funding saw more than 300 charities and community groups...

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The VCSE Summit 2016 – Tuesday 19th April 2016

The VCSE Summit 2016 will be taking place on Tuesday 19th April 2016 at Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge. The Summit will be a free learning and networking event exploring potential for innovation, collaboration and sustainability. Collaboration is the buzzword at the moment –...

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FREE Safeguarding Adults Workshop

An ‘Introduction to Safeguarding Adults who may be at risk of harm’ workshop will be taking place in Cornwall in the next few months. This half-day workshop has been specifically designed for people working in the voluntary and community sector to help them understand their role and...

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Tregothnan Charity Garden Opening 16th & 17th April

Cornwall Carers Service is delighted to announce that Tregothnan has chosen them to be the beneficiaries of the UK’s largest Charity Garden Opening. Open for one weekend on the 16th & 17th April 2016, visitors can experience Tregothnan’s unequalled diversity of trees, rare...

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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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Topps Tiles Is Transforming The Spaces At The Heart Of Your Community

At the heart of every community is a place where people get together – village halls, community centres, public libraries, and exhibition spaces. According to ACRE, since 1988 village hall use has trebled and each hall hosts an average of nine life events, such as weddings, birthdays,...

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The Great British Bake Off

admin November 27, 2015 News Opportunities No Comments

Can you bake a technically perfect tart, an exceptional celebration cake or a beautifully plaited bread? Do you fancy putting your skills to the test? Or do you know someone who might?   To find out more contact us: baking@loveproductions.co.uk or download an application at...

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Take 2 – Mid Cornwall halls networking event a great success

On October 19th village hall and community centre volunteers met at Penwithick Community Hall to discuss funding opportunities, consultation, monitoring and evaluation. The evening started with a pasty supper and free time for chatting and networking. Halls saw 2 speakers talk about...

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Free Energy Advice Sessions For Groups Across Cornwall

CRCC is offering FREE energy advice sessions, with the aim of taking some of the worry out of household bills and giving positive, practical support, helping people to save money. CRCC has specially trained Big Energy Saving Network advisers available to run sessions adapted to...

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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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Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System

The Cornwall Rural Community Charity has been approached by Devon & Cornwall Liaison & Diversion Service, who want to hear from anyone in Cornwall who has been through the criminal justice system and who has mental ill-health. Interested individuals would be asked to take part...

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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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Building Better Opportunities Funding Calls

The Big Lottery Fund has officially launched the second round of Building Better Opportunities funding, inviting applications to deliver 61 projects across 18 Local Enterprise Partnership areas totalling more than £132.6 million. This is the Big Lottery Fund’s match funding for...

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Mid Cornwall Halls networking event

admin September 17, 2015 Consultation News Opportunities No Comments

Don’t miss out on the second Mid-Cornwall halls networking event… October 19th 2015 6:30pm start till 8:30pm Penwithick (venue to be announced when you have booked) The evening is a chance to meet with other people managing village halls, community centres and other...

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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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New Dates for Safeguarding Adults Workshops

We are pleased to announce 2 new dates for the Human Rights:Human Lives workshop – An Introduction and Leading & Managing in Safeguarding Adults. With the new Care Act 2014 being introduced on the 1st April 2015 we have updated the content of both workshops to reflect the...

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Skills for Engagement Programme

Enabling Health Sector Workers to Engage Effectively with Patients and the Public. The programme will be available to all health and social care providers in the public, voluntary and independent sectors as as organisations with a strategic planning, support or monitoring role in the...

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Free Training for VCSE Organisations

admin August 28, 2015 News Opportunities Training No Comments

Penwith Community Development Trust (PCDT) is being funded by The Learning Partnership to work with Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations over the next nine months. This will provide an opportunity for VCSE organisations to access a wide range of free training for...

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Hall committees get together in Mid-Cornwall

Last Wednesday (22nd July ’15) village hall and community centre volunteers met at Treverbyn Community Hall to discuss funding opportunities, how to attract volunteers, popular activities for community halls and much more. We would like to thank everyone who attended, we had 33...

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Centre for Sustainable Energy produces guide for low carbon communities

Centre for Sustainable Energy has produced a Low Carbon Neighbourhood Planning Guidebook, available here: https://www.cse.org.uk/news/view/2012. This guidebook explores what communities can do, through neighbourhood planning, to mitigate and adapt to climate change and tackle fuel...

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Your hall can earn a little extra with ‘CornerDrop’

admin July 24, 2015 News Opportunities No Comments

CornerDrop makes it really easy for any location to accept parcels on behalf of customers and anywhere can do it!  Missed parcels is a big problem for everyone involved and our solution removes a lot of that pain. It is completely FREE to register and we make it a very simple process...

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Join the national campaign for Community Building support

Village Halls say VAT is a Tax on Voluntary Effort The National Village Halls Forum says volunteers should not have to fundraise to pay VAT bills on improvement work to charity run community facilities. The Forum, which campaigns on behalf of 10,000 community buildings in rural...

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Mid-Cornwall Community Halls Evening

Mid Cornwall Community Halls Evening Come along to Treverbyn Community Hall  Wednesday 22nd July 6.30pm – 8.30pm   A chance to meet with other people managing village halls, community centres and other community buildings in the mid-Cornwall area.   6.30pm Introduction and...

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New training workshops for hall committees

Following the success of our workshops earlier this year we are pleased to announce the next series of Business Planning and Trustee Induction sessions. Feedback from previous sessions: Thanks for advice, guidance, ideas and documents – well presented. Illogan Preschool We need...

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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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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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