Individuals who are:
- resident in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly
- in all but the most exceptional circumstances, are 14 years or over and under 23 years of age
- have an exceptional talent which has been recognised or acknowledged
- be unable to achieve your aims or ambitions without help
- show that the project or activity would bring benefit to your community or give you personal fulfilment
- be prepared to act as a role model for young people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Although larger sums are sometimes given, most grants are in the range £500 - £1,500.
Young & Talented Cornwall seeks to help those young individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding talent in a particular field – such as sport, the arts, science, voluntary service and enterprise – but are struggling to achieve their ambition or progress in their chosen career because of hardship or disability.
The next application deadline and panel meeting dates are published on the How to Apply page.
There is an online application form specific to Young & Talented Cornwall. It can be accessed via the How to Apply page.
Yes, you may make further applications. However, you must have completed your end of grant report and the panel will need to be satisfied that you are meeting or exceeding your targets. Applicants may apply for a maximum of three awards and must provide evidence of successful progression.
The information required is detailed in the application form. This will include references and evidence of achievement to date. For sports activities, this should include a reference from the governing body confirming talent and UK ranking.
If you are unable to access these for whatever reason, then please contact us for further information on how we can support you with your application.
You will receive an automated confirmation email following online submission of your application. We will then process your application, acknowledge receipt by email, and inform you if any further information or documents are needed.
All applications received at the Foundation are subject to a detailed assessment. The purpose of this assessment is to make sure that the Grants Panel, who will make the decision, fully understands the application. As part of the assessment of the application, applicants or referees may be contacted by email or telephone.
We will first check that your application meets the eligibility policies. If you are not eligible we will let you know. If you have a fit with the grants programme criteria, we will then assess your application. In some instances, you will be asked to attend an interview.
You will be notified by email within 10 working days of the Grant Panel meeting. You will be sent a Declaration to sign and return. On receipt of this the grant will be transferred to your bank account.
Awarded recipients will receive their payment from The Cornwall Community Foundation on receipt of the signed Declaration (sent with the outcome e-mail) and when all grant conditions are met. Payment will be paid by a BACs transfer with the bank details provided.
If your application is unsuccessful at a grants panel, you will be notified by email within 10 working days of the grants panel meeting date.
Young & Talented Cornwall should be recognised as the donor. Please reference Young & Talented Cornwall in your communications in the press and on social media.
Once a grant is awarded, your group name, the amount we have awarded and the overall purpose of the grant may be published on the Young & Talented and Cornwall Community Foundation website, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. If appropriate, your award may be used for Fund publicity purposes.
We love receiving case studies, photos and video materials about your achievements that we can share with the sponsors and donors who have supported your work and potential donors who may be willing to support other young people.