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West Cornwall Youth Trust seeks more funding applications

The West Cornwall Youth Trust offers financial help to Cornish charities and other organisations that provide life enhancing programmes for youngsters aged 10 to 21. To qualify, the young people must live in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly –

Close to £70,000 funding from West Cornwall Youth Trust for charities in Cornwall

Charities supporting disadvantaged children in Cornwall have received close to £70,000 worth of funding from the West Cornwall Youth Trust. The money will be spent on a huge variety of activities throughout the summer that will enhance the lives of

Carefree Cornwall

Carefree Cornwall is a charity that helps young people who are in, or who have recently left care. West Cornwall Youth Trust has funded Carefree Cornwall twice, and in 2012, their donation was used to support a group of young

Penwith Velo

Penwith Velo is a cycling club that was formed by Duncan Smith, a teacher at St. Ives School. Although originally part of the school’s extra curricular activity, Duncan saw a greater need to get other local young people involved and

Big Dance Company

The Big Dance Company is a family run dance school based in Penzance, providing dance lessons to young people from across the county and into Devon. Running for several years now, the school is going from strength to strength –

BF Adventure and the West Cornwall Youth Trust celebrate their successful working relationship

The West Cornwall Youth Trust, a charity that provides funding opportunities for charities and organisations that work with young people throughout west Cornwall, has presented one of their long time partners, BF Adventure, with a plaque in recognition of their

West Cornwall Youth Trust fund The Big Dance Company for a second year

The West Cornwall Youth Trust, a local enterprise that helps charities working with disadvantaged or disabled children, has funded a second project with local charity and dance school, The Big Dance Company, based in Penzance. The Trust’s financial support of


RedYOUth, based in Redruth, was set up by Kayleigh Bray in 2008. Offering young people the chance to come along and learn street dancing from Jen Haley (who has appeared on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent), the classes have swelled from


Active8 unofficially began in 1990 when the founder, Liz Olive, was working with a disabled boy as his carer. After making friends with some disabled children who lived outside of Cornwall, he asked Liz why there were no opportunities for

Penhaligon’s Friends

At Penhaligon’s Friends, the main objective is to offer people dealing with grief and berevement somewhere where they can go for tea, sympathy and someone to talk to. Named after David Penhaligon, a Cornish MP who died in a car

Barclays raises more than £5000 for West Cornwall Youth Trust

Staff at Barclays Bank branches throughout Cornwall raised more than £5000 for West Cornwall Youth Trust in 2013.  The bank chose the Trust as its charity of the year and fundraising activities included  holding a Cornish Day in each branch

Cornwall One Parent Support Group

Cornwall One Parent Support Group (known at COPS) started with one family and developed into a charity that regularly helps hundreds of local families – providing support, away days and sessions for parents and children. COPSG has received funding from

BF Adventure

The West Cornwall Youth Trust has supported BF Adventure for around 5 years through two different projects. They were one of the first charities that the Trust worked with, and the team immediately recognised the importance of giving children confidence


Playfest began four years ago. A festival comprising of lots of different activities for children, it is held in Truro and, in 2013, 9,000 people attended – a considerable success. The event is supported by Truro City Council and runs

Cornish kids will be surfing through the winter thanks to WCYT funding

The West Cornwall Youth Trust has awarded a £2,500 grant to The Wave Project Surf Club to help its members keep active throughout the winter.The grant will be spent on a series of water activities for club members, including cold

WILD Young Parents Project

WILD is a specialist service for young mothers under 23 years and their children. WILD is a learning and development charity number 1097693, running groups across Cornwall since 1992. All of our target groups are mothers or mothers to be,