Here are some links to other local organisations that you may find helpful.


Active + – Community Interest Company that runs courses and activities with military veterans, designed to improve confidence and motivation of potentially vulnerable people.

Addaction Cornwall – For free and confidential advice, information and support with drug and alcohol problems.

Arts Council Grants – Educational grants for people who wish to study the arts.

Brandon Trust – For support with issues relating to disability, including residential support, training courses and access to local leisure and employment.

BT Basic – Simple, low-cost phone service for people on benefits.

Citizens Advice – For expert advice and support with a range of issues, from dept and housing to unemployment and employment law.

City and Guilds Bursary – Financial support to help those wishing to take City and Guilds qualifications.

CN4C – Supporting vulnerable people and communities to find their way out of poverty.

Community Energy Plus – Advice, support and grants to cut down on fuel bills.

Cornwall Carers Service – Providing support and advice to those who are caring for friends and family.

Cornwall Dyslexia Association – For support for both adults and children with dyslexia, including guidance, training and workshops, dyslexia screening and support for organisations working with people with dyslexia.

Cornwall Foundation Trust – Charitable grants aimed at people from various backgrounds to help improve their lives, particularly those who are isolated or disadvantaged.

Council Tax Relief – Support payments for people struggling to pay their council tax.

CPR Foodbank – Supplying food and essentials to those in poverty in the Camborne, Pool and Redruth area.

Disability Grants – Financial support for people with disabilities to obtain specialist equipment and support.

Eat Well Spend Less – Advice and recipes for cooking healhy meals on a low budget.

Energy Saving Advice Service – Advice on how to save money on your fuel bills.

Family Action– Financial grants for families relating to welfare and education.

Food Banks in Cornwall – Information on how to access your local food bank, for those in financial crisis.

Freecycle – Local goods swapping network, for a wide range of free items such as furniture, appliances, baby equipment and musical instruments.

Get Online At Home – Cheap refurbished computers for people on benefits or low incomes.

Glasspool – Grants for disadvantaged people with support workers, to help with obtaining general household goods.

Heartlands Furniture – Supply unwanted and surplus furniture to local people on benefits, pensions and low incomes at affordable prices.

Home Energy Saving Program – Free home insulation and grants for people on low incomes.

Lawrence Atwell Charity – Grants for vocational training up to level three.

Link into Learning – A council scheme designed to help adults with Literacy, Numeracy and IT skills for both work and life. Training is free for those who are eligible.

Making Music – Grants, bursaries and prizes for both professional and non-professional musicians.

Mental Health Empowerment Grant – Financial help towards undertaking activities that promote positive mental health.

Mind – For advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

NHS Low Income Scheme – Financial support with travel costs to appointments for healthcare treatment, for those on benefits or with low incomes.

Npower Energy Fund – Financial support for Npower customers who are struggling to pay their electricity bills.

Outlook South West – For counselling services to support common mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression.

Samaritans – For confidential support with emotional issues and depression. Samaritans offer both advice and a friendly ear to listen to those in need.

Shelter – Support for people who are struggling with housing, both for those already in housing and those who are homeless.

Skills Health Check – A tool for finding your strengths and weaknesses, helping to identify suitable job roles and generally finding out more about yourself.

Suzie Project – Providing support and confidence-building for survivors of domestic abuse.

The Royal British Legion – Financial support, careers and housing advice for people who have served in the military.

Thomas Wall Trust – Grants to help with technical skills training to help people to find work.

United Response – Supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities to take control of their lives.

Water Support – Financial support for people on low incomes or with health difficulties to help pay for water bills.


Support Helplines:

Cornwall Rural Community Council – 01872 273952
Cornwall Womens Refuge Trust 24hr Helpline – 01872 225629
Domestic Violence/Abuse National 24hr Helpline – 01872 225629
Dracaena Centre Falmouth – 01326 319414
Energy Grant Line – 01733 421060
Esteem Helpline. Male Domestic Abuse – 01209 212540
NHS Direct – 111
Pentreath – 01726 862727
Rezolve/Re:source – 01208 269296
Volunteer Cornwall – 01726 71087
Welfare Rights/Benefits advice – 0800 882 200
YMCA – 01736 334820


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