Grants Available from Liskeard Town Council
Social Emergency Fund for Coronavirus Related Issues
One of the ways that the Town Council has responded to the Coronavirus and issues facing vulnerable people within Liskeard, is to establish a Social Emergency Fund. It is intended to support the activities of those community groups and organizations bringing help and support to those facing isolation and need.
Full details and how to apply are on the Application form
Liskeard Town Council allocates a budget for grants, annually, to assist other organisations within the Town to achieve projects, services, exhibitions and events of benefit to the Town and its residents.
The Eva Bowles Memorial Fund BEM (1895 – 1992)
Eva Bowles loved music and contributed to the community of Liskeard for over 50 years. She arranged and played at hundreds of concerts which raised tens of thousands of pounds for Local Charities. It was her dearest wish to set up a musical charity. Following her death, The Eva Bowles Memorial Fund was established to help local young people in Liskeard to take part and enjoy music making in all its various forms. Grant eligibility:
- Available to students up to and including age 18 who live within Liskeard town boundaries and who are devoted to the study of music.
- Students anticipated progress must be vouched for by a professional tutor or school music teacher.
- Grants will be made, in normal circumstances, following a personal interview.
Philip Blamey Trust
Charity Number 269057 Governing document: Will proved 19 December 1929 Registered: 25 March 1975 Object: ‘For the educational benefit of such boy or girl as the Mayor and Town Clerk for the time being shall consider, such income will be of the most use and benefit for such educational purposes aforesaid.’ Area of Benefit: Liskeard
Alex Page Trust
The Trust aims to help young people who want to learn a skilled trade but find the low income and financial outlay for professional tools or training a positive disincentive. Open to anyone below the age of 21 at the time of application and resident in the Liskeard area (PL14 postcode). Applicants must be pursuing a nationally recognised qualification (eg. Modern Apprenticeship or NVQ), or a qualification which is recognised by a trade organisation appropriate to the career concerned. No minimum or maximum limits.
The money available for awards is generated by the Trust’s capital and future donations. As a general principle, relatively small ‘one-off’ awards will be available rather than continuous funding for any individual applicant.
Other Grants Available
Information on educational grants for students including Adult Learning Grant, 16-19 Bursary, Higher Education Student Finance and School Uniform Grants is available from Cornwall Council website.
Grant Available from Cornwall Council – Grow Nature Seed Fund
The Grow Nature Seed Fund supports small-scale projects that help create more space for nature within local communities, including:
- Turning community greenspaces into habitats for wildlife
- Making eco-friendly improvements to community centres or village halls
- Coastal and marine projects
- Heritage restoration projects
- Activities to encourage people to ‘grow nature’ and learn about and enjoy wildlife
- Local wildlife training and monitoring
- Schemes to reduce invasive species, litter, noise or light pollution
More information about the Grow Nature Seed Fund and other funding opportunities is available on the Cornwall Council website: