Newquay Business Improvement District (BID) is supporting Trenance Cottages Newquay by donating £1k which will go towards a 15ft Christmas tree and lights for the festive season.

This follows on from the charity’s successful funding application to tap into the Newquay BID 2021/2022 funding pot.

The grant application process was open to all businesses, commercial organisations, voluntary and community groups and event organisers who are proposing any events within the Newquay BID boundary area.

Jill Willmott of Trenance Cottages Newquay said: “We were really pleased to be granted support for our festive display from Newquay BID. This is a family-focussed activity for the local community and visitors, and we hope it will encourage people to engage with our heritage site and our charity.

“We are non-profit making and have a team of eager volunteers wanting to do things for their community and we believe our plans will really have an impact.”

Interim Newquay BID manager, Kim Harris, added: “The support and promotion of sustainable Newquay sport and lifestyle events forms a key part of our BID’s strategic vision to continually create a more vibrant town and fits into our five-year business plan.

“Successful and fitting events are at the core of Newquay’s calendar and we’re all very well aware that this is a key sector that has struggled greatly over the last two years. Therefore, we are keener than ever to provide critical additional finance to enable a safe and successful bounce back for pre-existing events, or to seed-fund new event concepts that fit within our vision.”