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Check our map to see what is available in your local area

Compassionate communities in Cornwall are coming together to provide support.

Do you represent a community action group offering support to people affected by the COVID-19 situation? Please contact Volunteer Cornwall to get your details added to our map.

How are you making a difference? Please share what you are doing to support others in the local community. Your stories may inspire others!




Here’s a handy guide for community groups on the rules around data protection that you may find useful:

https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2020/03/community-groups-and-covid-19/


Your safety is paramount. Make sure you feel comfortable in your interactions with others. Keep your personal information confidential wherever possible. Stay a safe distance apart and report any concerns you have about this service or any of its volunteers to Volunteer Cornwall.

Check our map to see what is available in your local area

Compassionate communities in Cornwall are coming together to provide support.

Do you represent a community action group offering support to people affected by the COVID-19 situation? Please contact Volunteer Cornwall to get your details added to our map.

How are you making a difference? Please share what you are doing to support others in the local community. Your stories may inspire others!




Here’s a handy guide for community groups on the rules around data protection that you may find useful:

https://ico.org.uk/about-the-ico/news-and-events/news-and-blogs/2020/03/community-groups-and-covid-19/


Your safety is paramount. Make sure you feel comfortable in your interactions with others. Keep your personal information confidential wherever possible. Stay a safe distance apart and report any concerns you have about this service or any of its volunteers to Volunteer Cornwall.

  • PPE Cornwall Website Launched

    29 Apr 2020
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    Our team of volunteers have put together a dedicated website to help with managing the collection and redistribution of PPE across Cornwall to help get it to the places where it is most needed.

    Cornwall PPE team are a small, hard-working group of volunteers working with Volunteer Cornwall to collate data on what different types of PPE might be available across the county in the face of a lack of standard PPE in the current crisis.

    We are reaching out to households, businesses and organisations across Cornwall; in fact anyone who has some PPE that they are able to donate, so that we can help get it to those who need it most. Small quantities really do add up!

    Visit the Cornwall PPE website to find out more and to help the initiative!


  • Cornwall Link

    29 Apr 2020
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    Cornwall Link is brought to you by Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly and the Inclusion Matters Partners.

    Cornwall Link connects individuals, families, carers, volunteers, and healthcare professionals with services and social activities in their area. The idea behind the platform is to reduce social isolation through these connections, encouraging people to join in community-led activities. It is a project funded by the Inclusion Matters partners of Age UK Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly, Cornwall Rural Community Charity, Disability Cornwall, Inclusion Cornwall and the Digital Inclusion Team at Cornwall Council.

    During the Coronavirus Crisis, Cornwall Link will be redirecting its focus to provide a community directory and support system to connect people during coronavirus. We want to make sure people still feel supported, included in their community whilst maintaining their health and well-being through this challenging time. Use this platform to connect with neighbours, organise online events, find volunteers and offer your help.

    You can learn more about the work Cornwall Link is doing to support the community on their website: https://cornwall-link.co.uk/

  • Funding available for charities and community groups

    29 Apr 2020
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    Cornwall Community Foundation have launched a Covid Emergency Fund to offer grants to organisations operating in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly working with people who may be affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

    These grants are to cover the costs for additional work, over and above normal activities, and in response to the immediate relief of COVID-19 to your members or beneficiaries. Cornwall Council have donated £100,000 to the Emergency Fund and we are working in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust.

    To find out more about the grants and to apply for funding, please visit Cornwall Community Foundation's website:

    https://www.cornwallcommunityfoundation.com/essential-guidelines-to-applying-for-grant-during-coronavirus/

  • Covid-19 Community Toolkit

    08 Apr 2020
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    Cornwall Council has published a Covid-19 Community Toolkit which we have developed to provide information and advice to support you and your community. Within it you’ll find a list of key contacts, useful resources and information in one place, which we hope you can share with your community to support each other as much as possible during this time. Communities can use it to find out what they can do to stay safe while volunteering, how you can stay safe when accepting help from others and sources of information on setting up as an informal community group. More information is available on the Cornwall Council website