Supporting communities to make great ideas grow

Do you have a great idea for a project or initiative that needs funding? 

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Cornwall Council is looking to support 
not-for-profit organisations working with 
local communities in Cornwall.

We want to inspire individuals, community groups, charities and businesses to grow local projects and enhance nature with extra funding 

Three types of funding are available – Cornwall Councillor Community Chest funds for community projects, Grow Nature Seed Fund for projects which help nature thrive and the Cornwall Social Inclusion Fund for Adult Social Care projects and ideas.

The Grow Nature Seed Fund aims to support projects which transform areas of community greenspace to nature-rich habitat through the creation of community orchards, ponds, wildflower meadows and verges, native hedges, or woodlands.

Residents or groups with a suitable idea could play a part in transforming their local area by receiving a pledge of up to £1,000 from their local Councillor from his or her Cornwall Councillor Community Chest fund.

Our new Social Inclusion fund will provide vital funding for community groups and projects tackling social isolation. Such projects play a huge role in allowing communities to thrive, building strong networks and opportunities for all residents.

See the extra funding available to projects in Cornwall

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+Extra funding for projects in Cornwall

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Cornwall Council: Grow Nature Seed Fund

Get up to £1,000

Any locally constituted and recognised ‘not for profit’ organisation which seeks to serve the people or wildlife of Cornwall could be eligible.


Cornwall Council: Community Chest Fund

Get up to £1,000

 Supporting ‘not for profit’ organisations who deliver a wide range activities and projects that enrich and engage local communities.


Devon & Cornwall Police: Community Resilience Fund

Get up to £5,000

Funding for projects that aim to increase community resilience within local communities and help to support vulnerable people.


Cornwall Social Inclusion Fund

Get up to £5,000

Funding for projects that aim to improve social inclusion and wellbeing for people in Cornwall.

Projects in Cornwall

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Interactive sessions

Interactive sessions

Our team regularly host live and interactive sessions to share all the tips and know-how you need to be successful on Crowdfunder.

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Add your idea to Crowdfunder

Create your unique page. Tell your story and explain your idea. Then set a target and how long you need to reach it.

Get the word out

Get the word out

Spread the word to friends, professional contacts and others in your community. Tell everyone you know about your project.

Get funded

Get funded

People who like your idea donate or pledge money in return for a reward they’ll receive once your project succeeds.

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