Since it was first established in 2005, Young & Talented Cornwall -The Lord Lieutenant’s Fund has granted £250,000 to young people between the ages of 14-23 living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Browse a selection of stories from successful grant applicants below.

7th December 2021


Young & Talented Cornwall, The Lord Lieutenant’s Fund, has recently awarded £14,000 in grants to Cornwall’s next generation of superstar performers. These were awarded as part of the latest round of grants made to a varied selection of young Cornish talent.


3rd September 2021

Charlie Currie takes home second place at the British National Championships

Charlie Currie is a Cornish based Elite Mountain Biker competing at national and international level. This year Charlie received his first grant award from Young & Talented Cornwall making a significant difference to his biking career.


31st August 2021

Ruby May wins the Under 16 Cornwall County Tennis Championships

Ruby May has represented her home County of Cornwall for over three years whilst being supported by the Lord Lieutentant Fund for Youth and recently won the Under 16 Cornwall County Tennis Championships. Read her update here.


20th July 2021

Grant Enables Young Trumpet Player Imogen to Discover New Repertoire

The Lord Lieutenants Fund has enabled Imogen to purchase a new trumpet helping to develop her skills, discover new repertoire opportunities and complete her first year at the Guildhall School of Music and Dance, studying Music Performance. Well done Imogen.


20th July 2021

Another Brighter Future for Cornwall’s Young Talent

2020 proved to be a challenging year for many, including Merryn trying to juggle university and her career in rugby. Thanks to a grant of £750.00 from The Lord Lieutenant's Fund, pressure has been taken off the family and Merryn is able to build on her rugby career as she aspires to be involved with the England Red Roses Autumn Internationals later this year.


16th July 2021

Young & Talented Grant Alumni to Represent Great Britain at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Young and Talented grant alumni Calum Jarvis, is a swimmer of international standard. Calum has been picked to represent Great Britain as part of the GB Olympic Swim Team at this Summer’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Young & Talented Cornwall will be rooting for you!


19th April 2021


Grants to mountain biker Charlie Currie and musician Imogen Timmins are amongst the latest awards from Young & Talented Cornwall, the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund. “Imogen and Charlie’s talents are clearly outstanding and they have shown fantastic commitment, grit and determination to get to where they are today,” comments Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall.


30th October 2020

A brighter future for Cornwall’s young talent

An inspiring mix of dance, song and sports talent from across Cornwall has been recognised in the latest round of grants from Young & Talented Cornwall, the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund. The grants, totalling over £16,000 for this round of awards, will be used to fund travel, accommodation, equipment and entry fees.


20th July 2020

Young & Talented Cornwall grants over £12,000 to county’s talented young people

Cornwall’s rising young sports superstars were awarded grants in the latest round of applications received by the Young & Talented Cornwall Fundfund. From athletes to rugby players, tennis stars to para-surfers, read about the achievements and aspirations of some of the grant recipients.


5th December 2019

An inspiring evening dedicated to celebrating the young and talented in Cornwall

In a bid to open up greater opportunities for all, Young & Talented Cornwall held a reception to celebrate the region’s talented youth, encouraging Cornish brands and businesses to lend their support to drive more funds and help Cornwall’s youth fly.


23rd October 2019

St Austell swimmer receives grant from Young & Talented Cornwall

Angus Nile is 15 years old, a versatile swimmer and a water polo player, from St Austell who has been selected for the National Waterpolo Academy.  Recognising Angus’ potential, Young & Talented Cornwall has awarded him a grant for costs and fees for swimming and water polo championships.


16th August 2019

Turaya makes a splash at British Swimming National Championships

Cornish swimmer, Turaya Evans, was granted £1,500 in June 2019 by Young & Talented Cornwall. A swimmer since the age of 4, Turaya holds an impressive history of achievement in the swimming pool, including a gold and silver at National British Swimming Championships.


12th August 2019

Grace triumphs throughout an international season of running

Grace Brock has been a beneficiary of grants from Young & Talented Cornwall three times since 2015. In 2019 the young athlete has experienced unparalleled success both in Cross Country and Track running, including earning herself a GB vest.


8th August 2019

Para-Footballer Matt gains England cap

Back in 2012, Young & Talented Cornwall awarded the aspiring footballer with cerebral palsy, Matt, £700 for travel costs to coaching sessions and competitions. Matt recently got back in contact to inform of his latest success - a selection to play for the England CP Senior Squad at the Football World Cup in Seville in July 2019.


2nd August 2019

Ben excels at major trampolining competitions

Ben Miller is a 15 year-old gymnast specialising in Trampoline. In 2018, Ben was awarded £750 from Young and Talented Cornwall towards training and competition costs. In 2019 alone he has reached the podium at international competitions in Amsterdam and Sheffield, with aspirations for future competitions also.


28th July 2019

Emily is Amateur Ladies Golf Champion and selected for GB Team

Golfer Emily Toy produced a superb display to win the Women’s Amateur Championship at Royal County Down in Northern Ireland. This win has fast-tracked Emily through to further competitions next season, including AIG Women’s British Open, the 2020 US Women’s Open and the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship.


24th July 2019

Jess is accepted for full-time study at Morea Performing Arts School

17 year old dancer, Jessica Jewitt, has been awarded a place at Morea School of Performing Arts in Cheltenham, for full-time vocational study. Young & Talented Cornwall awarded Jess £1000 towards the full cost of fees to attend the school, supplementing the money she had been granted by scholarship and from Cornwall Council.


18th July 2019

Abigail brings home the medals!

Abigail, a 14 year-old javelin thrower, was selected as part of the GB Team to take part in the World Dwarf Games in August 2017. Young & Talented Cornwall recognised Abigail’s exceptional talent and financially supported her with a grant of £1000 to take part in the Games being held in Canada.


10th July 2019

Barnaby crowned UK Under 18s Pro Surf Champion with help from Young & Talented Cornwall

In early 2018 Barnaby Cox, one of the UK’s top up and coming surfers, was awarded £1,250 to support his equipment and competition costs. In the same year, Barnaby won the UK Pro Surf Tour Under 18s Championship.


6th July 2019

Swan brothers reach international stage in athletic disciplines

Connor and Patrick Swan are brothers from west Cornwall who have each excelled in their individual athletic disciplines. With partial thanks to their respective grants from Young & Talented Cornwall, both Swan brothers have grown up to be representatives of Great Britain on the international athletics stage.


1st July 2019

Young musician Cathryn gets grant to buy new Tenor Horn

Young & Talented Cornwall awarded Cathryn £750 towards the purchase of a Besson Prestige Tenor Horn. "I can now confidently play on an instrument that meets my abilities. I can now move forward to start to train as a professional musician.”