Information about Covid19:
Please read our information on how we are supporting residents and businesses, as well as information on affected services.

Coronavirus support for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE)

Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum

Cornwall Council has a strategic partnership with Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum (VSF). Since the Coronavirus emerged as a pandemic, VSF has switched focus. It is now spending time exclusively on supporting the sector’s response to this crisis

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VCSE Sector Update

Cornwall Council and Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum are producing a weekly e-newsletter for the VCSE sector. This is to keep you informed and equipped to do what you’re doing, at the front lines of the response to the pandemic in Cornwall.

You can view previous issues of our e-newsletter

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Coronavirus funding resources for VCSE groups

Learn more about coronavirus funding resources and guidance for:

  • charities
  • community groups
  • individuals seeking assistance

Funding and grants for voluntary groups

Coronavirus funding support for businesses

Some VCSE organisations may be eligible for business support. Those;

  • in receipt of charitable business rates relief
  • unable to access other forms of government funding
Coronavirus Business support
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Cornwall Emergency Appeal

The Emergency Fund Appeal is managed by Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF). This appeal enables CCF to offer grants to certain organisations. These organisations must be operating in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. They must also be working with people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The grants are to cover the costs for additional work, over and above normal activities. This work must be in response to the immediate relief of COVID-19 to members or beneficiaries.

CCF is also administering the local distribution of the National Emergencies Trust funding.

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