Cornwall Community Foundation celebrates with a Royal visit
The Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) marked its 15th anniversary earlier this month with a special reception held at the Duchy of Cornwall Nurseries, Lostwithiel.
The event was attended by CCF Patron, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall. The Duchess was welcomed by Jane Hartley DL, Chairman of CCF, and met donors, trustees and staff, together with six community groups who have received grants from the Foundation in the last year.
CCF was established in 2003 by the late Lady Mary Holborow DCVO, with the aim of bringing together people who want to help Cornish communities with projects that make a real difference. Since its foundation CCF has a has awarded over £7.5 million to communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, supporting 4,400 local, grass-roots projects.
Six community groups, who have all been supported with grants from CCF, showcased their work and the difference they make to people’s lives. The groups who attended were Bright Sparks Music and Drama Club, Cornwall Life Recycle, Dracaena Centre, Exercising for Mobility, Godolphin Cross Community Association and Transformation CPR.
In addition to the Duchess acting as patron CCF has been supported by the Duchy of Cornwall through the Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund,
Jane Hartley recognised this saying:
“The Foundation delivers grants in Cornwall on behalf of The Duke of Cornwall’s Benevolent Fund for young carers and people in crisis. In the last twelve months more than 160 young carers benefited from the funding. We are very grateful that the Fund has recently also awarded additional funding to support young people in Cornwall with mental health problems.”
Jane concluded by thanking the Foundation’s supporters: