Secure Our Future: Donate to The Peninsula Trust

by Jemma Knowles in Torpoint, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total raised £18,213

Gift Aid
+ est. £1661.75
£35,000 target 33 days left
52% 97 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 30th June 2024 at 12:24pm

We are aiming to raise £35,000 to keep our vital services running and help secure the Trust to thrive for decades to come.

by Jemma Knowles in Torpoint, Cornwall, United Kingdom


The Heart of the Peninsula Needs You

The Peninsula Trust has been a lifeline for our community for over 10 years. Now, we face a critical challenge. We need to raise £35,000 by the end of June to keep our vital services running for the next 6 months and help secure the Trust so it can thrive for decades to come.

As society as a whole is feeling the squeeze due to increased costs, we are facing the reality of increased interest rates, increased running and maintenance costs and like all community projects, increased demand for services.

We need vital breathing space to focus on reshaping how the Trust operates and make sure our core operations are financially stable.

Your Donation Will Make a Difference

Every donation directly impacts our community. It allows us to maintain our buildings and give our 900 members and wider community valuable support and services. It will ensure we can continue offering crucial programs and continue to positively impact our unique and amazing community:

  • We offer no-judgement access to Low-Cost / Free Food: The Trust's food larder and community kitchen project provides vital food for those in need.
  • Social and Affordable Housing: We offer five low-cost housing options, allowing young people and families to stay connected to the community.
  • Low-Cost Enterprise Space Rental: Affordable work units support local businesses and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses
  • Local Support Services: The Trust acts as a central hub, offering services like a Post Office, a library, welfare advice, signposting for additional help, and access to community events and drop-in activities.
  • We saved the Old Ship:  A burnt-out historic pub in the heart of Cawsand and transformed it into a much-loved community venue and café.  

We rely on your support to keep our projects running and allow us to keep serving the Rame Peninsula.


Why The Trust is so valuable to the community: 

Our work reaches many people each year, we support people with challenging issues that are often unspoken in our community and the wider society.

In 2023:

  • 4327 people benefited from our services and activities
  • 41 volunteers gave over 2866 hours of their time
  • 6252 visits to the Post Office
  • 173 community activities were supported or hosted by us
  • 134 community members received intensive 1-2-1 support
    • We helped with housing / homelessness, benefit advice, and access to food and counselling support.
  • 38 community events run by local community members
  • 32 partner organisations worked with us to raise awareness and help our community meet the challenges faced.

Without the Trust these services would not have been possible.

To learn more about our impact, please read our latest Lottery funding report: CLICK.

Where the money will go?

The £35,000 will be used to help fund our costs in providing the valuable services listed above for 6 months.

This will be broken down as follows:

  • 30% to keep the Rame Centre flourishing, this includes
    • Local support services
    • Library 
    • Post office
    • Rame Community Kitchen (Larder)
    • Community growing projects.
  • 30% to contribute to staff and general administration costs
  • Funding to maintain the Old Ship (Cawsand)
  • Funding to maintain Coastguard Cottages (Cawsand).

Most importantly the funding will provide us with ‘breathing space', during challenging times in the community sector, to ensure we can continue to provide the support to meet our community's needs for decades to come.


Next Steps - Our Future

This crowdfunding campaign is more than just asking for help; it's a chance to revamp The Peninsula Trust. With your support, we can weather the economic storm and become an even stronger force for good in the Rame Peninsula.

Your contribution supports us to be innovative and re-think how the Trust operates. The funds will afford us time to develop sustainable income streams that keep our vital services running and ensure the organisation is more resilient in challenging economic times.

The result? A thriving, collaborative community where everyone feels supported. A financially secure Peninsula Trust becomes a launchpad for a brighter future for all.

Thanks to everyone who has already contributed! Together, we can make this plan a reality.

Together, We Build a Stronger Peninsula

With your help, we can reach this goal. Donate today and be a part of the solution! Let's ensure The Peninsula Trust continues to be the heart of our community.



This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£10 or more

5 of 10 claimed

Sponsor a vegetable plant at the community garden

A vegetable plant will be planted in the community garden behind Millbrook School - providing free food for local residents.

£10 or more

6 of 10 claimed

Cake & a cuppa for two at the community café

Enjoy a cake and a hot drink for two at the wonderful community café at the Old Ship.

£15 or more

7 of 50 claimed

New Peninsula Trust tote bag

An exclusive cotton tote bag with the new Peninsula Trust logo on it!

£15 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Rame Community Cookbook

A copy of the infamous cookbook of the Rame Peninsula - delicious recipes from local residents beautifully illustrated with artwork by local artists and school students.

£15 or more

0 of 2 claimed

One place at Motts Sauna

1 hour open session in Motts sauna, a beautiful wood-fired sauna set on the edge of the sea at Mt Edgcumbe Park, Cornwall

£15 or more

2 of 5 claimed

£10 Voucher for The Stores Deli or Homewares shop

Treat yourself to delicious coffee, fresh bakes, deli, gifts, wine & spirits from The Stores Deli, Cawsand or lovely gifts and homewares from The Stores Homewares, Millbrook.

£20 or more

2 of 5 claimed

Tickets for two for 'Power To The People' film

See the latest Cornwall Climate Care movie, Power To The People on 30th June 2024 in Kingsand.

£50 or more

1 of 5 claimed

Private hire of the Old Ship

Exclusive hire of this beautiful community space, in the evening or daytime - fully equipped kitchen and café.

£60 or more

3 of 20 claimed

Tickets to an exclusive dinner by pro chef

Be spoilt with the culinary talents of Phoebe Gale, (chef from The Bull, Totnes) at an exclusive dinning event at The Old Ship (end of summer, date TBC).

£80 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Private session at Motts Sauna

Exclusive use of Motts sauna for 1 hour, for up to 6-8 people, a beautiful wood-fired sauna set on the edge of the sea at Mt Edgcumbe Park

£100 or more

Personal mention on our new website

Get a personal mention on The Peninsula Trust's new website, made with time donated by 51 Studio.

£500 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Sponsor the Rame Centre community window

Have your name displayed at the bottom of the ever-changing Rame Centre window, one of the highlights of Millbrook's main street!

£1,000 or more

Sponsor the Rame Centre

Have your name enshrined forever at the Rame Centre with a personal plaque on the wall!

£20 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Tickets for two for Maker music event

Tickets for two for any Live at the Barracks or South West showcase, thanks to Patchwork Studios.

£30 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Voucher for two pizzas

Delicious artisan pizzas to takeaway from The Old Bakery, Cawsand - Monday evenings from 5.30pm.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£25 voucher for the Farriers Café

Family-run cafe in the heart of Mount Edgcumbe serving local, homemade, delicious food.

£30 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£25 voucher for Upcycled Home Co

£25 to spend on locally made & quirky gifts with an ethical background at the wonderful Upcycled Home Co at Mount Edgecumbe.

£100 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Personal cooking class at the Old Ship

Exclusive cooking class with the wonderful Phoebe Gale at The Old Ship!

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