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Cornwall Council Launch Community Renewal Fund

Date: 23 Apr

Applications open for Community Renewal Fund

Organisations can now apply to the Community Renewal Fund to support projects aimed at helping Cornwall’s towns and rural areas to thrive and make the most of digital connectivity.

Up to £3 million funding is now open for application from projects that will invest in support for local businesses, communities, skills and employment opportunities.

Organisations have until Friday 7 May to submit their applications. Projects will have to demonstrate they support one of the two priority areas of ‘town centre, rural and coastal vitality’ and ‘reducing the digital divide’.

The ambition behind the first priority is to support projects demonstrating innovation in service delivery that will tackle town centre decline and deprivation in Cornwall’s rural and coastal areas, whilst meeting the needs of a locally driven green and digital economy.

The second priority aims to address the challenges faced by members of our community around a lack of access to or confidence to use digital technology, and maximise the development of opportunities presented through digital approaches for communities and businesses.

To be considered, projects will need to be of a minimum value of £500,000, demonstrate an innovative approach and deliver their activity by March 2022.

More information, including FAQs, links to guidance documents and the application form, is available on the Council’s website Community Renewal Fund – Cornwall Council

The Council will also host a webinar at 10am on Monday 19 April to provide more information and answer questions about the fund. Anyone interested can register at communityrenewalfund@cornwall.gov.uk