Posted on 19th April 2021 by

Grants to mountain biker Charlie Currie and musician Imogen Timmins are amongst the latest awards from Young & Talented Cornwall, the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund.


21 year old Charlie Currie is an Elite international mountain biker from Carharrack. Currently studying at Falmouth University, Charlie has already represented Great Britain three times at senior level and is aiming to become an Elite British, National, Pro Tour and World Champion. At junior level he was the 4X National Champion in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Charlie’s grant will be used to cover travel to national and international Elite mountain bike competitions and events.


Imogen Timmins aged 18 is an outstanding young trumpet player from Falmouth who aims to become a professional musician once she has completed her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. With unconditional offers to three of the top London music colleges, Imogen has been a member of the St Keverne Band for eleven years, latterly holding the Principal Cornet seat, the youngest female ever to do so. She has also inspired the next generation of young brass musicians through her involvement with the Cornwall Youth Orchestra, Cornwall Youth Brass Ensemble and Cornwall Youth Jazz Orchestra. Recently she played at Truro Cathedral to open The High Sheriff of Cornwall’s virtual Legal Service. Her grant will be used to purchase a new trumpet, opening up more educational and professional opportunities for her.

Young & Talented Cornwall, The Lord Lieutenant’s Fund, supports exceptionally talented young Cornish people undertaking a range of activities including sport, the arts, science and music. The fund seeks to provide grants to the county’s brightest prospects who otherwise lack the means to pursue their dreams fully.


“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. “Our aim is to ensure that Cornwall’s future stars are given the opportunity to achieve their potential, regardless of financial means or background and I am delighted that we are able to support both these young talents. I will be following their progress with interest.”


The next round of Young & Talented Cornwall grants will be awarded in the autumn. The closing date for applications is 31 August 2021. Click here, for more information.