THE owners of a top Cornish hotel are urging local community groups to submit grant applications before next week’s annual deadline.

The Headland Grant Fund was established in 2019 by the proprietors of the Newquay hotel, The Headland, to demonstrate their commitment to investing in the community at large.

Family Director Veryan Palmer said: "We are a business that’s deeply rooted in the local Newquay community and we are passionate about supporting local grassroots groups and charities who are working to support our community.

"The guests who visit us enjoy a wonderful experience holidaying in the beautiful surroundings of Newquay and Cornwall, and are very pleased to donate to the Community Fund."

Hotel guests contribute to the fund by making an optional donation when they check out, whilst staff and community fundraising events also boost the coffers.

The deadline for this year’s applications is next Monday, December 11 and Veryan is welcoming any local community group or organisation to apply for a potential donation before that date.

The fund typically supports projects from Newquay and the surrounding areas that address immediate crisis relief, mental health and wellbeing provision. The average grant available is £3,000, although higher awards may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Previous grants have been awarded to Newquay Orchard, DISC, Newquay Foodbank, Newquay Youth Club and Oasis House.

CCF Chief Executive Tamas Haydu, added: “It is heartwarming to see an iconic Cornish business committed to supporting projects that are really making a difference and changing lives in the Newquay area.”