Cornwall is home to a diverse array of talented young people covering a range of activities including sport, the arts, science and beyond.
Some of the county’s brightest prospects, however, lack the means to pursue their dreams fully and that’s where the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Youth comes in.
Launched by then Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall Lady Mary Holborow and Vice Lord Lieutenant Michael Galsworthy in 2005, the fund provides support to particularly gifted under-23s in the county so that they’re better equipped to reach their potential.
Now under the stewardship of Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund continues to offer support to Cornwall’s gifted youngsters and is always on the lookout for worthy causes to champion.
For in-depth examples of the work that the fund has carried out to help Cornwall’s young and talented reach for the stars take a look at some case studies.
Colonel Bolitho served as a Deputy Lieutenant between 2008 and 2011, when he was appointed as Lord Lieutenant – a role previously occupied by his grandfather between 1936 and 1962.
“Since taking over as Lord Lieutenant in September 2011, I have been hugely impressed by everything to do with the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Youth: by the imagination and hard work of my predecessor and everyone else involved in setting up and running it; by the extraordinary generosity of those who have given financial support to it; and by the exceptional drive and talent of those young people the fund has been able to help strive to achieve their goals, whether in the world of sport, music, dance or other fields,” said Colonel Bolitho.
“With the continuing support and goodwill of as many as possible, I have no doubt that the fund will go from strength to strength, helping to give many more young Cornish people the chance to realise their ambitions at the highest levels. I hope that the sparkling new branding of the fund and its new website will encourage even more suitable people to apply for funding and even more donations to this outstanding cause.”