Financial help for youth charities in Cornwall

At West Cornwall Youth Trust we believe that life is for living. In our view, young people who take part in challenging and broadening experiences come out the other side with invaluable life lessons – which help as they continue on the path to adulthood.

We recognise that activities are often expensive because of the costs associated with travel, equipment or a number of other factors. Consequently, not every family can pay for the kind of activity which their children may enjoy taking part in.

Camborne Youth Band

That’s where West Cornwall Youth Trust comes in. We established the trust in 2010 to provide support to deserving young people in Cornwall, with a view to enabling them to take part in worthwhile activities that they may otherwise not be able to afford.

The primary way in which we achieve this is by offering financial assistance or grants to charitable organisations who can, in turn, help young people in West Cornwall – generally those who live west of an imaginary line between St Austell and Newquay, including the Isles of Scilly.

We specifically aim to help young people between the ages of 10 and 21, who may be:

  • Underprivileged
  • Seriously financially constrained
  • Socially disadvantaged
  • Disabled

Other categories are also considered on a case-by-case basis at the Trustees’ discretion.

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