The Cory Environmental Trust in Cornwall (CETiC) has awarded over £123k to 18 projects across Cornwall, since being expanded a year ago to cover the whole Duchy.
Some £41,343 was granted to projects outside of the Trust’s former funding area of Carrick and Kerrier.
Community projects receiving funding from CETiC include a new stage for Ponsanooth Community Hall following an arson attack, the overhaul of St Day Town clock, new flooring to Probus Parish Church and the provision of solar PV panels to Mousehole Amateur Football Club and Launceston Cricket Club.
St Piran’s Oratory, near Perranporth, received £10kin grants. CETiC part funded the uncovering and conservation work to this iconic, roofless structure of architectural and historic importance.
Paul Langford, chairman of CETiC, commented: “The trustees are greatly encouraged by these figures that show the community benefit of having extended the trust’s operational area. During this first year, the number of trustees has also increased to 12 so that a wider pool of local knowledge and personal expertise is available to the Trust.”
Applications for trust funding are invited from community groups across the county. For more information and an application, click here.