The Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Youth – Young and Talented Cornwall awarded eight talented young people with a total of £4,640 in September. The fund is managed by the Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) and the most recent beneficiaries included musicians, athletes, young surfers and a canoeist. 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.
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 over £12,500 in 2015 to 16 beneficiaries.
The next deadline for applications is on the 24th of February 2016 and the panel meet to discuss eligible applications on the 23rd of March 2016, please note this fund does not fund retrospectively.