Some examples of recent grants



RedYouth community group provides safe, fun activities for over 250 children, young people and adults in Redruth and surrounding areas.

Riding for the Disabled SW

Through the commitment of volunteers, the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) enables people with disabilities to ride or carriage drive to benefit their health and well-being and to achieve their goals. In the South West they have groups throughout Cornwall and each week during term time they accommodate riders and drivers thanks to the dedication of the volunteers who give up their free time to help.

Scouting in Cornwall

Scouting in Cornwall

Scouting in Cornwall provides fun, adventure and life changing experiences for thousands of young people every week. Hundreds of volunteers across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly make it possible to provide Scouting for young people aged between 6 and 25, turning everyday into an adventure.

Sculpture Workshop

Sculpture workshops are open to anyone, families especially welcome, and are tailored to suit all abilities.

Sense / Get Out There

A national charity which supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind, their support enables deafblind people to live fulfilling and aspirational lives as independently as possible.

Shallal Dance Theatre

Shallal Dance Theatre

Through artistic expression they improve physical health and self–confidence and provide a socially inclusive experience that enhances the quality of life for members. They are a dynamic, socially inclusive company which engages, explores and integrates improvised dance theatre, providing a performance space for anyone in the community, regardless of sexuality, gender, race, age, physical, mental, and emotional status.

Shallal Dance Theatre

Shallal Dance TheatreShallal Dance Theatre Company started in 1985 – it grew from a successful project with members of the local Gateway Club. The company quickly moved towards working in an inclusive style as local artists asked to join them. Shallal took a break in 1996, but began work again in 2001. In 2005 the company gained charitable status and continues to campaign and fundraise to allow their vital work to continue.

After finding out about West Cornwall Youth Trust, Shallal have received funding from the Trust three times. This has been used to run music and movement sessions for young people with life limiting conditions, offering not only an artistic outlet but even increasing mobility and flexibility for some. The funding enabled Shallal over 12 months to progress and develop the sessions, helping the students involved to grow in confidence and self-esteem, forge new friendships and express themselves creatively.  

The support from the Trust has really helped Shallal to develop new projects, and the team at Shallal are keen to say that some of the projects wouldn’t have been able to go ahead without this support.

SportsAid South West

SportsAid South West

SportsAid is the first organisation that says “yes” to talented young athletes. They offer help at the start of the journey, when, more often than not, Mum and Dad are the solitary sponsor. At that stage, independent recognition and financial assistance makes a huge difference.

St. Austell Air Training Corps

Air Cadet Organisation, better known as the ‘Air Cadets’, are a UK-wide cadet force, sponsored by the Royal Air Force, with more than 40,000 members aged between 13 and 20 years.

St.Dennis Junior Brass Band

St. Dennis Youth Band was re-launched in January 2010. The newly formed band has competed in many brass band competitions.

Swamp Circus

Swamp Circus

Formed by a collective of acrobats and dancers in Sheffield in 1986, Swamp Circus is the longest running contemporary circus in England, creating and touring performance projects worldwide. A circus camp in the heart of Cornwall with professional tutors from the UK and abroad and offering a packed program of training from beginner to master class level.

The Big Dance Company

The Big Dance Company based in Penzance helps over 500 dancers offering training in hip hop, breakdance, lyrical, ballet and freestyle.

The Dracaena Centre

The Dracaena Centre in Falmouth aims to increase the health, employability, skills, leisure opportunity and ultimately long term quality of life for the residents in the community. They achieve this by enabling residents to have better access to services and facilities such as advice, guidance, recreation, healthy eating, employment and training.

The Prince’s Trust

The Prince's Trust

Working in partnership with both public and private sector organisations in communities across the UK to deliver positive outcomes for young people who need support.



The TR14ers are a Community Dance Team based in Camborne Cornwall, holding Dance Workshops for young people aged between 8yrs and 18yrs with the aim of changing themselves, others and the community they are part of.

Trelya Community


Trelya provides positive interventions into the lives of the hardest to reach children and young people in West Cornwall. Using innovative, creative and sustained methods of work, they aim to improve young people’s life skills, motivations and aspirations. Trelya believes that high quality, proactive, preventative work can make a large difference to the futures of children at risk of social exclusion.

Truro & Penwith College

Truro College

Truro and Penwith College welcomes students from age 14 upwards, improving skills and knowledge, gaining a qualification and meeting new people.

Wave Project Cornwall

Wave Project

The Wave Project helps young people feel more positive about themselves and overcome challenges through the medium of surfing. They work with people from all backgrounds who face exceptional challenges in their lives. They may have emotional issues, special educational needs or personal difficulties that impact on their wellbeing. Surfing with The Wave Project helps them reverse a possible downward spiral. They encourage young people to focus on positive things, such as having fun, learning new skills, overcoming a challenge and making new friends. Their courses are designed to help them improve their confidence and feel “cool” by pushing their boundaries in the water.

White Gold Cornwall

White Gold Cornwall

White Gold work with vulnerable young people in Cornwall, offering one to one mentoring with young people to help them get back into education, training and mainstream society.

WILD Young Parents Project


WILD is a specialist service for young mothers under 23 years and their children. It has been a learning and development project across Cornwall since 1992. All their groups are mothers or mothers-to-be, commonly disadvantaged from training and employment opportunities, and experience the wider manifestations of social exclusion.