We are committed to helping charitable and voluntary organisations who work to help local people in the Parish.
We provide small grants to local community groups and charities that provide benefits to residents of our Parish.
A budget for small grants is set annually at the beginning of the financial year.
Priority is given to Penzance based organisations but the Council will consider grants to organisations not based in Penzance where they can show that they are directly working with, or on behalf of, Penzance residents.
We have also been providing emergency funding to organisations and groups who are helping our community during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The following organisations have benefited from this funding, enabling them to do more work in the community:
We also give larger grants as match-funding for large projects and events that benefit our Parish such as Golowan, Montol, Sea Salts & Sail and local Christmas lights displays.
Grant funding is also available as part of our Climate Emergency Plan.
All applications for grants are considered by the Finance & General Purposes Committee.
Applications must be received by the Penlee Centre two weeks prior to a committee meeting so that councillors have time to consider applications – download the timetable of meetings here.