A business releasing doves on special occasions, is among entrepreneurs from Camborne and Redruth selected as part of a group to receive funding and help from a national bank start-up programme.
Two projects from Camborne and three from Redruth have joined 22 businesses which will each get a £4,000 grant and a year’s business learning support and mentoring from Lloyds Bank’s Social Entrepreneurs Programme.
In Camborne Elizabeth Heath runs Little Kitchen Magicians, which provides cookery classes to develop kitchen skills and food knowledge for children and their carers, while Evony Lynch has started the Mama Café, which offers weekly community meetings giving an innovative and creative approach to antenatal support.
In Redruth, Helen Clare has set up the YOGA in Education Project to visit schools with yoga classes, while Ross Wheeler is setting up the Crooked Thicket Project to develop an educational, arts and wellbeing centre.
Pauline James runs Infinite Doves, providing dove releases for special occasions.
Alastair Wilson, chief executive of the School for Social Entrepreneurs, said: “Our partnership with Lloyds Bank has already seen us support some of the most dynamic social entrepreneurs in the UK. The 2013/14 cohort is extremely promising and we look forward to seeing their enterprises develop over the next 12 months.”