Cornwall

Cornwall communities offered Comic Relief money

Cornish community groups have been given a chance to benefit from nearly £40,000 in Comic Relief money.

Grants of £1,000 to £10,000 are available for projects that "create lasting change in their communities".

The Cornwall Community Foundation has been given £39,262 to distribute.

Priority will be also given to small, locally-based groups or organisations in disadvantaged areas "that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community".

'Big difference'

Projects should also be run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with.

Grants manager Kirsty Philpott said: "We will be looking for applications that show how a small amount of money will make a big difference."

Comic Relief was set up 25 years ago to help people in the UK and abroad affected by poverty.

The Cornwall Community Foundation is part of the Community Foundation Network charity.

The Cornish group says it has awarded 219 grants to individuals, charities, groups and community projects so far this year, with an average grant of £957.92.

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