Community Spirit 2018-03-21T12:52:53+00:00
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Cornwall Glass feels privileged to support many local charities and community projects

Cornwall Glass has long embraced the idea of community support and in 2009 our Acorn Fund was created. This grew faster than any of us could have imagined our charitable Cornwall Glass Fund was established.

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As a family business with nearly 300 colleagues our commitment to the wider community grows as we grow. To date we have granted in excess of £50,000 to over 100 groups and organisations throughout the South West. Our colleagues take an active role and many of them sit on the grants panel, giving careful consideration to each application. Our fund is managed by the Cornwall Community Foundation.

Operating a complex and dynamic business with branches stretching from Penzance to London it’s such a privilege for our company to be able to reach out from the hustle and bustle of daily business life and make a meaningful difference to those around us.

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Cornwall Glass celebrates 40 years in business and to mark this milestone is awarding 40 grants of £400 from their Cornwall Glass Fund to community groups throughout Cornwall

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Mark Mitchell, Chairman of Cornwall Glass, says “Being part of the community is an important part of who we are and what we do. We feel privileged to have directly supported 65 local groups who are working to improve the lives of people in their areas. In this special 40th year of our business, we wanted to do something to mark this important achievement.”

Cornwall Glass is a family owned business specialising in the manufacture, production and installation of glass and glazing products for commercial, trade, architectural and domestic customers. With 15 branches throughout Cornwall and South West, the company have supported local communities since it began in 1978. The Cornwall Glass Fund was established in 2009, managed by the Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) to provide funding for community groups. The Fund has grown and has invested more than £60,000 to 65 community projects within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to date.

We welcome applications from constituted registered charities, voluntary Groups, Community Groups and Clubs.


Tamas Haydu, CCF Chief Executive, comments, “Cornwall Glass are an exemplary business having invested with us over the long term to ensure they can help local Cornish communities in perpetuity. The Company’s 40th anniversary is a great achievement and marking it with 40 grant awards of £400 will go a long way in helping community projects across Cornwall.”

Pirate FM Local Heroes Awards 2018

    Cornwall Glass is privileged to be part of the Pirate FM Local Heroes Awards 2018

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Once again Pirate FM celebrates people from all over Cornwall, Plymouth and West Devon who go the extra mile to help others in their community. This is the opportunity to acknowledge some of those people who are doing extraordinary things without even realising it. Cornwall Glass are delighted to be sponsoring: Inspiration To Others Award and Young Person of The Year Award for 2018. The eighth Awards Ceremony will be hosted by Pirate FM in April at Tregenna Castle in Cornwall. Nominations for all the awards categories are now OPEN. The closing date to nominate your Local Hero is 6th March 2018.

Penryn RFC

Cornwall Glass Penryn is delighted to support Penryn RFC

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Penyrn RFC is a Cornish rugby union club based in Penryn, Cornwall. Founded in 1872, Penryn is proud to be the oldest RFC side in the county. Nicknamed The Borough, the club currently has a First and Second Men’s team, Ladies, Colts, and multiple boys and girls mini/youth sides. The club colours are black and red.

Up The Borough!

Tamar Saracens RFC

Cornwall Glass Plymouth is proud to support Tamar Saracens RFC

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Jamie Lavill-Harris is our sposored player at Tamar Saracens. Jamie works at our Plymouth site and has been a keen rugby players for many years. We are delighted to able support him and the Tamar Sarencens Team

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Innovative School Fundraising

Cornwall Glass has helped to kick start a new innovative form of school fundraising for Bosvigo School in Truro, Cornwall.

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Students from the school have taken fundraising to a whole new level, by having their own grants panel where they debate and decide on deserving projects in Cornwall that will receive funding. Cornwall Glass has contributed £5,000 to the fund and offered to match fund any monies that the children raise themselves through their great efforts in fundraising.

This pilot initiative focuses on supporting; Young People, Improving People’s Health and Animal Assisted Therapy. It is hoped that the children will be able to establish their own charitable fund which would be a wonderful legacy. It is hoped that this fundraising initiative will enhance the children’s skill set to include, debating, budgeting, empathy, teamwork and responsibility.

Sporting Involvement

Supporting our local communities through sporting sponsorship we currently support a variety of sporting clubs, events and organisations. Our branches are keen to be a part of their local neighbourhoods.

As a group we have been the main sponsor for the Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix Series for the past 10 years. Some of our colleagues have even been known to don running shoes and take part!

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Our Latest News

  • Charity Cheque £400 for 40

£400 for 40 Community Groups

  • Cornwall Glass 40th Anniversary

Local Heroes Awards 2018

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