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Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 09:54


SITA Trust Cornwall - great news for Penwith!! New Landfill Sites Added

Following extensive research into Environment Agency Licensed Landfill Sites, SITA Cornwall Trust is delighted to announce two mothballed sites, which we will be able to use under the 10-mile rule. This will open up areas of Cornwall previously excluded from funding under the scheme, such as St Ives, Penzance and Newlyn. Please see the ‘Sites’ tab on their website for more information and to check your eligibility.



Santander Foundation Community Plus Fund

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to help with specific costs, such as the cost of salaries, equipment or materials, for projects that directly benefit disadvantaged people within the UK.

The scheme is open to small local UK registered charities. National charities can also apply for local projects.

Nomination forms may be submitted at any time.

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The Nationwide Foundation Small Grants Programme

Small grants can be applied for by registered charities working for the benefit of all older people or survivors of domestic abuse to improve their housing needs and address financial exclusion.

The Nationwide Foundation’s Small Grants Programme makes grants every two months. Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities with incomes of under £750,000.

Our application process is very simple and we pride ourselves on processing grants quickly. If you would like to apply for funding and find out more about our criteria, you should visit or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


West Cornwall Youth Trust

The West Cornwall Youth Trust (WCYT) was established in 2009 to provide help to deserving young people to undertake worthwhile activities that they might otherwise not be able to afford. It aims primarily to offer financial assistance to charitable organisations who can, in turn, help West Cornwall youngsters between approximately 10 to 21 years of age who may be:

• Underprivileged.

Seriously financially constrained.

Socially disadvantaged.


West Cornwall residents are described as living west of a line approximately joining St. Austell to Newquay, including the Isles of Scilly.

The Trust expects that their financial support will help young people achieve some of the following:

Integrate and interact better socially with others.

Improve their self-esteem and confidence.

Respect and tolerate others.

To work as part of a team.

Understand and respond to self-discipline.

Experience responsibilities and leadership.

Widen their life skills.

Help to develop their physical, moral and mental abilities.

Develop their character leading towards responsible adulthood.

They aim to give disadvantaged youngsters the chance to experience activities enjoyed by their more fortunate peers, and favour educational or adventurous activities that provide an element of challenge.

They do not usually offer help with an organisation’s general running or core funding costs and The Trust is only able to support groups or organisations that meet their criteria, NOT individuals.

For further information and for how to apply to the West Cornwall Youth Trust use the following link