Some examples of recent grants

Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust

The Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust is both an RYA training centre and an RYA On-Board member. Their mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of children by enabling them to gain confidence for life through learning to sail and row at an early age with professional instructors, volunteers and with facilities provided to enable all to participate.

Helston Army Cadets

The Army Cadet Force has around 46,000 cadets (aged 12-18) in 1,700 locations in the UK. The ACF is one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations. Welcoming boys and girls from the age of 12 (and in at least year eight at school), of all abilities and backgrounds, and through a broad range of exciting, challenging, educational and adventurous activities, help them develop physically, mentally and socially.

Helston Young Person’s Centre

Helston Young People’s Centre works with all young people aged 11 – 25 offering information, advice and guidance including housing, benefits, sexual health, counselling & mentoring and much more. Sessions and activities include music, dance, radio, trips, Duke of Edinburgh group, senior and junior youth club nights, youth action group and one to one support (for 11-19 yr olds).

Helston Young Persons Mentoring Project


Following the aims and objectives of the ‘Phoenix Project’, the Helston Young Persons Mentoring Project run courses for young children who are at the risk of exclusion or on the edge of antisocial behaviour orders.

Jubilee Sailing Trust

Jubilee Sailing Trust

The Jubilee Sailing Trust is a charity which owns and operates the Lord Nelson and Tenacious tall ships which are the only tall ships in the world designed and built to enable people of all physical abilities to sail side-by-side as equals. Tall ship sailing holidays with the JST provides the thrill and adventure of life at sea involving young people in activities on board.

Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Youth

Lord Lieutenant's Fund for Youth

Launched by then Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall Lady Mary Holborow and Vice Lord Lieutenant Michael Galsworthy in 2005, the fund provides support to particularly gifted under-25s in Cornwall so that they’re better equipped to reach their potential.

Merlin MS Project

Merlin MS Centre

The Merlin Project is the Fundraising division of The Cornwall Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Ltd. The Merlin Project exists to raise funds for the Cornwall MS Therapy Centre.

Mires Mor

The Mires Mor Project is a Community Interest Company which aims to provide a comprehensive marine awareness programme for disadvantaged, underprivileged and disengaged young people and adults. Through practical hands-on experience and team work, participants are encouraged to develop their potential, increase confidence and take a more profound interest in the sea, wildlife and the environment.

Mount Hawke Youth Trust

Helps educate young people aged 11+ through their leisure time activities to develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities, so that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society and that their conditions of life may be improved.

Music Cornwall – Have a go

Music Cornwall is part of the Cornwall Learning Music Service, run by Cornwall Council to support music education. It provides instrumental and vocal tuition at all levels, to over 200 schools, colleges and music centres throughout Cornwall.

Cornwall’s music service gives young musicians free instrument lessons through its “Have a Go” sessions. Their eight week program provides children from ages 8 to 12 years old with guitar lessons every Saturday morning. Music Cornwall provides excellent training in music, especially to children.

Nancealverne School

A special needs school for pupils aged 2-19 who have severe or complex educational needs.

Nature Workshops – Earth Health

Nature Workshops

Run workshops about the natural world for fun, well being and learning. Working with people who are vulnerable in some way, for example, due to family income, disability or background and assessing the impact of time spent in nature on well being and learning.

Newquay Cricket Club

Newquay Cricket Club has a junior cricket section.

Oasis Family Centre

The Oasis Family Centre, opened in September 2006, is a new facility for community and family groups of all ages.


Penair School

Penair secondary school teaches children aged 11-16 years in the Truro catchment area.

Pencalenick School

Pencalenick School

Pencalenick School is unique in Cornwall’s specialist secondary educational provision offering high quality educational and social support for 110 young people with complex communication learning difficulties and disabilities. The students have histories of intensive support and/or social exclusion in mainstream or specialist resource. Pencalenick provides an exceptional learning environment where high expectations and standards of achievement are underpinned by flexible, innovative and imaginative teaching styles.

Penhaligon’s Friends

Penhaligon's Friends

A Cornish charity supporting bereaved children, young people, parents and carers throughout the county. Offering children and young people the chance to meet others and share their experiences, as well as practical resources for children and parents.

Penwith Educational Trust

Penwith Educational Trust is a mutual schools cooperative membership trust.

Phoenix Project (Fire Service)


The Phoenix Project provides a unique opportunity for people to work with Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service. They provide an environment of discipline, inclusion and respect in order to promote a feeling of achievement and self worth, through a variety of mental and physical challenges at both a personal and team level.

Ponsanooth Brownies


Girlguiding UK is the United Kingdom’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women, with around half a million members including about 100,000 trained volunteer adult leaders and supporters. The Brownie section is for girls aged seven to ten, their meetings are action-packed and full of games, activities and challenges.

Pool Academy

Pool Academy is a secondary school in Cornwall teaching children aged 11-16, where each individual is valued and encouraged; they have worked hard to earn a reputation for building strong relationships.

Praze-an-Beeble Guides

Voluntary group offering educational and social activities for those aged 10 – 18 years.

Prolific & Priority Offenders

The prolific and other priority offenders (PPO) help offenders who are identified as committing a disproportionate amount of crime and harm in their local communities. Within local integrated offender management arrangements, the PPO approach provides a focus on the small hard core of most persistent offenders.



ReachOut is a mentoring charity working with children in disadvantaged communities to raise aspirations and help them grow in character and competence. Improving self-confidence and developing numeracy, literacy, communication and memory skills whilst reinforcing our core values of fairness, self-control, good judgement and staying power.