Cornwall Glass Fund £400 for 40 in 2018
Cornwall Glass celebrates 40 years in business and to mark this milestone we are awarding 40 grants of £400 from our Cornwall Glass Fund to community groups throughout Cornwall
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
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.
Cornwall Road Running Grand Prix
Supporting our local communities through sporting sponsorship is something Cornwall Glass is delighted to be a part of.
We have sponsored 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!
For information about the fifteen road and multi-terrain races that make up all the Cornish Grand Prix Series go to the Cornwall Road Running website
Devon Community Foundation
The Devon Community Foundation Established in 1996, is a charitable organisation who work alongside people who are motivated by wanting to make a difference across Devon.
They use use their knowledge of local needs and the voluntary sector to manage high impact distribution of funds designed to achieve sustainable outcomes, awarding financial support on behalf of our Fund holders and donors, which enable local people to achieve inspiring change in their communities.
Cornwall is privileged to support the great work achieved through the DCF Community Grants fund.
Cornwall Glass Penryn is delighted to support Penryn RFC
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!
Cornwall Community Foundation C100 Club
The Cornwall 100 Club is a group of like minded businesses believing in social responsibility at a grass roots level.
They have come together to offer financial support to Cornish communities, making a real, positive and measurable difference to life in Cornwall.
Cornwall Community Foundation launched the Cornwall 100 Club in early 2008. Since then the corporate philanthropy fund has grown from strength to strength. Cornwall Glass are proud to be one of the founding members of this CSR initiative.
Tamar Saracens RFC
Cornwall Glass Plymouth is proud to support Tamar Saracens RFC
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
St Austell Hockey Club
St Austell Hockey club is a grass roots club and has been going for many years. With an active a ladies team and enthusiastic junior section the club continues to go from strength to strength.
The ladies team plays in the Trelawney League 2 including a mix of experienced and youth players in matches to give players game experience and confidence. In the 2014/15 season the St Austell ladies won the Plate Final, a fantastic way to end the season.
Both the junior and ladies teams play in friendlies and tournaments around Cornwall in a competitive but relaxed environment. Always looking for new members, St Austell Hockey Club trains every Wednesday at Poltair School, during the Hockey season which runs from October – April. Cornwall Glass is delighted to have funded some very smart training hoodies for the current team.
Innovative School Fundraising
Cornwall Glass has helped to kick start a new innovative form of school fundraising for Bosvigo School in Truro, Cornwall.
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.