SEVERAL community organisations and sports clubs in Helston have been awarded funding from Helston Town Council in their bi-annual grant meeting.

The council get together twice a year to award grants to the local organisations and causes that apply for them, which saw 12 applicants awarded this month.  

The groups that were awarded this month:

A Band of Brothers: Awarded £2,500.

A Band of Brothers was given £2,500 by Helston Town Council for its flagship programme, the Quest for Community (QfC)

 Citizenship For Life (CIC): Awarded £2,000

The grant from Helston Town Council will go towards supporting four students from the area who are currently on the 2023-24 Citizenship for Life programme.

CAST: Awarded £500

CAST applied for funding to help towards its three-day Water and Stone / Dowr Ha Men event. The funding will go to demonstrations from professionals. 

DaCCWA’S Feel Safe Scheme: Awarded £200

The Feel Safe Scheme is aimed at improving the lives of vulnerable families which have been referred by the police and local other agencies. The funding from Helston Town Council will go towards helping those in need with more security in their homes.

Helston and District Town Twinning Association: Awarded £300

The intention of the funding is to purchase promotional merchandise, such as banners, advertising campaigns and a promotional event to make Helston residents aware that twinning is for everyone.

 Helston Railway Society: Awarded £250

Members from Helston Railway Society applied for funding to make a portable ramp for disabled people and pushchairs.

Helston Memory Community Café: Awarded £1,200

Helston Memory Café will use its funding from the council for the general running of the café, including coach hire for days out and refreshments.

Marie Curie South West Region, Helston and the Lizard Fundraising Group: Awarded £621

Helston Town Council have given South West’s Marie Curie fundraising group £621 to help fund Marie Curie’s nurses.

One Blue Eye: Awarded £650

The funding from the council will help provide One Blue Eye with more facilities including a kitchen to enable more people to come and help work with plastic and recycling.

Other clubs which have been granted funding from Helston Town Council include:

Helston Cricket Club - £1,200

Rotary Club of Helston  £400

Root Training LTD Community Interest Company - £1,200.