Five gifted young people received a total of £4,584 from The Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Youth – Young and Talented Cornwall in October. The fund is managed by the Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) and the most recent beneficiaries included a musician, an athlete, a young surfer, a female rugby player and a canoeist. Cornwall is home to many gifted young people who excel in a wide range of activities including sport, the arts, science and beyond. Some of the county’s best talents, however, face difficulty in fulfilling their dreams due to lack of funds.
Bronte Holden (pictured above) received support towards training in a development camp and Noah Biersack, a 17 year old young surfer, was awarded to help towards training and competition costs.
The Fund aims to help young people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly aged between 14 – 23 years old who have demonstrated the desire and capability to accomplish great things – in the field of sport, the arts, voluntary service, science or enterprise, amongst other possibilities. It is for those who have demonstrated outstanding and clearly recognised abilities but who are in danger of being held back by personal or family hardship, or disability. Under the stewardship of Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund is always on the lookout for worthy causes to champion.
Previous successful grant awards include travel & equipment costs, entry fees, accommodation, kit, suitable clothing and insurance. The Fund awarded a total of £10,550 to 15 beneficiaries in 2016.
The deadlines for applications is on the 22nd of February 2017 and the 3rd of October 2017 for the second round of funding. Please note this fund does not fund retrospectively. For more information and to download the application form and guidelines please view the website or contact the Cornwall Community Foundation on 01566 779333.