The Blog for Penryn (UK) -based Kernow Youth Society for the Performing Arts. Our society is open to young people aged 9 upwards from the Falmouth and Penryn area. Our aim is to allow members to explore their interest in the performing arts through drama and film activities. KYSPA has a strong citizenship theme with activities aiming to promote self confidence, teamwork and communication skills.

Sunday, 15 April 2007

Thanks to the Cornwall Community Foundation

The aforementioned "Making Waves" programme, which promises to have a huge impact on both our Society and our members, is being almost entirely funded by a grant from the Cornwall Community Foundation. I mention this because the cheque arrived this week so we're poised to launch full tilt into the preparation activities for our YoMo skills training weekend.

It seems appropriate under the circumstances to place a post on the blog explaining just who CCF are and what they do. CCF is an independent community charity - a trust - which administers a fund to support small charities and community groups in the county. The CCF administers funds on behalf of several organisations and government sponsored initiatives. Additionally, many business organisations make donations to the trust knowing that the money is guaranteed to be spent in Cornwall's communities (for instance A&P Falmouth recently raised money for CCF).

KYSPA is just one of many community & voluntary groups to benefit from the CCF. In 2005 alone CCF gave out £500,000 to 180 organisations. Several grants have found their way into the Penryn & Falmouth areas, reflecting the hard work being put into these communities by a range of volunteers.

To secure their long-term future and to continue their valuable work, the CCF is in the process of building a £2million endowment fund to ensure that the essential support for initiatives and projects working in Cornwall's communities can continue.

For details about the CCF, whether giving or applying for a grant, you can view their website at

From everyone at KYSPA, we'd like to send a resounding thank you to the CCF's trustees and anyone who has supported the CCF in their work.

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