Cornwall news Social enterprises could help Cornwall's recovery after Covid-19 UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - A new fund has been launched to help businesses that seek to transform their communities

Cornwall news Social enterprises could help Cornwall's recovery after Covid-19 UK news

PremierLeague-News.Com - Cornwall - A new fund has been launched to help businesses that seek to transform their communities

Cornwall news  Social enterprises could help Cornwall's recovery after Covid-19 UK news
09 April 2021 - 04:15

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Businesses in Cornwall that seek to change their communities for the better will be able to apply for a brand new funding pot. Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) has launched a new fund to support social enterprises in Cornwall. According to CCF there are more than 1,000 social enterprises in the county, employing 13,000 people and engaging 30,000 volunteers. The fund was founded by businessman, Peter Harrison. He said: "Social enterprises already make a significant contribution to the economy of Cornwall." This is just one way CCF is helping charities and community groups in Cornwall during the pandemic. Our Lockdown SOS Appeal Reach Plc's titles across Devon and Cornwall have teamed up with the two county's community foundations to raise much needed funds as the coronavirus crisis continues. The appeal will run for eight weeks and our aim is to raise as much money as possible through highlighting just some of the incredible work these invaluable networks at the heart of our communities do day in, day out. Here at Reach Plc we are running the appeal across all our titles in both Devon and Cornwall, which include DevonLive, CornwallLive, and PlymouthLive, and our two daily titles Western Morning News and Plymouth Herald. We will also be launching it in all our weekly titles The Exeter Express and Echo, Torquay Herald Express, North Devon Journal, Mid Devon Gazette, Cornishman, West Briton and Cornish Guardian. Scroll to the bottom of the article to find out how you can donate. "It’s very clear that there’s scope for the sector to help drive a recovery from the impact of COVID by creating employment, training opportunities and contributing to a sustainable future. I am delighted to be supporting the fund.” Managed on behalf of the Harrison family by CCF, Cornwall’s Social Enterprise Fund is now open to applications and offers two support programmes. Start-up support is available to social enterprises in the very early stages of their development to support core costs. Step-up support assists social enterprises that are already up and running but seeking to build stronger businesses for the future. The programme is designed to be flexible, matching the ambitions of Cornwall’s social enterprises. Tamas Haydu, Chief Executive of CCF, said: “We have awarded grants to social enterprises over a number of years from our general funds. "Thanks to the generosity of Peter Harrison and his family, we are delighted to offer support specifically tailored to grow businesses in the sector and increase employment in Cornwall.” Cornwall’s Social Enterprise Fund is also inviting donations from other philanthropists who have an interest in supporting businesses that trade in order to make a difference in their communities. What does Cornwall Community Foundation do? Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) was founded in 2003. It is a registered charity governed by a board of trustees. Since 2003, CCF has awarded more than £11 million, supporting more than 5,000 local organisations. CCF’s aim is to change people’s lives for the better by developing the strength of local communities. The group is working towards a Cornwall free of poverty and social isolation. CCF looks for non-profit, grassroots organisations and aids them financially by raising funds from individuals and businesses both inside and outside of Cornwall. They work closely with their supporters to ensure that their donations reach the groups that make the greatest difference. The need for CCF has never been greater in the pandemic. Those who live in or love Cornwall have risen magnificently to the challenge and they have overwhelmed by the generous response. As a result, CFF has helped more than 90,000 people through 170 community groups who received a combined total of £1.3 million. To visit CCF's website click here. Matched funding on new donations is available up to a maximum of £100,000.

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. We feel very privileged to be working with the Harrison family to make a real difference to employment and training opportunities in Cornwall.” Whole Again Communities, also known as WAG, is a social enterprise based in Penzance. It was started in 2013 by local resident Liz Sullivan. Liz began by running workshops for other women living on a shoestring budget with an interest in healthy eating. These workshops were such a success that the people who attended went on to help set up the weekly open house, and the group acquired its own venue based on the Treneere estate. This enabled WAC to expand its offering to more workshops, catering for outside events and venue hire. Since the start of the pandemic, the group has been delivering food boxes and running online cook along events. The group is working towards being self funded through catering events - and was previously the catering company for Miracle Theatre. But it's not just catering workshops that WAC provides, it also offers gardening courses, a repair café and events about superfoods, socialising and self care. Liz said: "We are based in one of the most deprived areas in Europe. "We work with ordinary people in a community where there is little opportunity to earn enough money. "People are living with food poverty and there's generally not enough money to live on. "We provide cooking, gardening and upcycling activities and we do catering too." Due to the Covid-19 pandemic WAC hasn't been able to sell any food this year, but is looking to relaunch on June 22. The group will then be selling hotpots nicknamed Wacky Hot Pots one day a week. These will be made from local produce, where possible, and enhanced with flavour fusions from around the world. She said: "The people we work with in the community are given the opportunity to build confidence and get involved in health eating and the catering industry." At the moment, WAC has a team of seven staff, including two who recently came from Universal Credit into employment. They're working two to three days a week and are funded through various different funds. But Liz said WAC is looking to expand the number of full time staff in the future. Liz said: "There's an awful lot of opportunity for really great meaningful jobs in the catering industry. "We have the best fish, best growers and we want to work with all those elements." Liz said WAC welcomes the new fund from CCF for social enterprises. She said the group needs more funding to be able to pay for various parts of the business, whether that's catering equipment, the running of the venue, or associated set up costs. She said in the future it would be great if they could employ more staff. She said: "The aim is to take people off benefits and into long term sustainable, meaningful employment." The group has already been given some support from CCF in the form of £15,000 since the start of the pandemic. But she said that money soon gets used up. She added: "We're in desperate need of any support we can get." How can you donate? You can donate by clicking here. Or you can send a text to make a donation via your phone by following these steps: Text LOCKDOWNSOS to 70085 to donate £5 70450 to donate £10 70460 to donate £20 Texts cost your selected donation amount (£5, £10 or £20) plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising SMS. If you’d like to give but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text LOCKDOWNSOSNOINFO

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