Two community projects in the Helston and Lizard area have been awarded a combined £19,000.

The National Lottery Community Fund has given Coverack's Fishermen's Rest £10,000 towards the restoration of the building, meaning work can now being next spring to save the historic landmark.

The grant takes the total restoration fund to more than £29,000, with a team of local builders to start the restoration next March.

Fundraising is continuing now for internal improvements. Another three-day Historic Photo and Artefact Exhibition takes place next week, between Tuesday and Thursday, 11am to 5pm each day.

Previous events of this king have seen more than 500 visitors and raised more than £2,000.

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The Fishermen's Rest in Coverack, back in 2009

Also celebrating this week is Godolphin Cross Community Association (GCCA), which was awarded almost £9,000 in the same Lottery funding.

This will support its work with the Godolphin Youth Project, based in the village's newly refurbished Old Chapel, will use the cash to run another year’s activities for local children and provide further support sessions for a range of groups, including the successful Pegasus work with Godolphin Primary School.

The youth project has been running since 2014 and is led by youth worker Kensa Clemence, with the help of local volunteers.

The group now runs three sessions a week, attended by 40 local children and young people, where they join in with activities such as arts and crafts, physical challenges and playing games.

The new funding will see these sessions continue on a weekly basis, with additional summer and holiday programmes. This means that the number of children able to participate will increase to 60.

At the same time, the group will be able to press on with plans to introduce work on issues such as mental health, including some support sessions for the children’s parents.

Richard Mckie, chairman of GCCA, said: “We’re delighted that the National Lottery Community Fund has recognised our work for a second time.

"Thanks to National Lottery players we will be able to continue to operate a range of opportunities available to local children as they grow up; this is important because it helps the children and young people to build relationships with others facing similar challenges and to create their own supportive circles of friends and peers.”