In 1998 a group of far-sighted people identified the need to give those struggling a voice and a source of funding for community self-help within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. That small acorn grew to become Cornwall Community Foundation in 2003.

Our highly-experienced team has awarded and actively monitored over £12 million of grants to more than 5,000 community projects since 2003. In 2020 we awarded 370 grants totalling more than £1.6 million to support communities during the Coronavirus crisis.

At CCF, we believe in a positive Cornish life for all, free from poverty and social isolation. Our aim is to change people’s lives for the better by helping local communities

Our aim is simple, we bring together people who want to help Cornish communities with projects that make a real difference.

Generous individual and business donors invest in endowed and immediate impact funds, generating the resources to change lives. This enables us to assess and award targeted grants to the local grassroots community groups that need it most.

Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Foundation is a registered charity (Charity No 1099977) and company limited by guarantee (Company No 04816191).

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