Community fund

Community fund

Villagers in Constantine benefit from £2,000 donation

The leaky roof on Constantine’s well-used village hall will be replaced with a brand new one this summer, thanks to a £2,000 donation from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund. The small group of fundraisers from the village WI said they were “bowled over” by the company’s generosity and weren’t expecting anything to…

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Third Scilly Kids Triathlon is roaring success

The third Scilly Kids Triathlon has been hailed a roaring success, with half the islands’ primary school children taking part in the event. In beautiful sunshine on the Garrison, 57 children from all five of the inhabited islands were awarded medals, t-shirts and ice cream for completing the triathlon earlier this month. The event was…

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Stargazing on Scilly gets a major cash boost

An ambitious project to build a permanent astronomical observatory on St Martin’s has taken a major step forward with a £2,000 grant from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s Community Fund. Building work on the observatory, the first of its kind on Scilly, is starting imminently behind the St Martin’s Hall and Reading Room, at…

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Ray Mears praises Community Fund as another £30,000 giveaway is announced

TV presenter and bushcraft expert Ray Mears has hailed the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund “a force for good” this week, after visiting several island beneficiaries. It comes as the Steamship Group announced it will be giving away another £30,000 to lucky community groups across Cornwall this year, with a top award of…

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Two island projects are the latest to receive cash boost

Two community projects in the Isles of Scilly are the latest to benefit from a cash injection from the Steamship Group’s popular Community Fund. Donations of £1,250 to St Agnes Island Hall and £300 to the Isles of Scilly U3A have already made a big difference to the people who use them. The community hall…

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Build-A-Bike latest project to receive cash injection

A scheme which has helped hundreds of disadvantaged people to rescue old bicycles and give them a new lease of life has kicked off 2018 with a cash boost from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s popular Community Fund. The Build-A-Bike project, run by Cornwall Life Recycle, will use the £1,250 donation from the Community…

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£3,000 Steamship Company donation will save lives in West Cornwall

A vital piece of safety equipment which has been installed to watch over a popular West Cornwall cove will help save lives, according to volunteers at NCI Cape Cornwall. The £8,000 CCTV camera, which overlooks Priest Cove near St Just, was bought by NCI Cape Cornwall to look into a blind spot behind the watch…

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£1,000 Steamship Company donation will save lives across Cornwall

Three training units bought with a £1,000 grant will help save thousands of lives across Cornwall, according to the Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity. The iPad training units will be used to teach lifesaving first aid routines, including how to use a defibrillator. They were bought by the charity with a £1,000 grant from the Isles…

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First ever kit for Scilly footballers thanks to Steamship Company

Young footballers on the Isles of Scilly have celebrated the start of 2017 by wearing their new club kits for the first time. The players debuted the kits on Saturday (7th) and have been proudly wearing them around the islands. The Five Islands Football Club has never had a club kit until now, and it…

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Steamship Company lights up St Erth thanks to award from Community Fund

Three hundred energy-efficient bulbs will be lighting up the village of St Erth this Christmas thanks to a donation from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s Community Fund. The committee which runs the Christmas lights applied for a grant from the £30,000 Community Fund to help pay for the replacement of hundreds of bulbs to…

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Three new schools in business competition thanks to grant

Three Cornish schools are taking part in this year’s Young Enterprise Company Programme for this first time, thanks to a grant from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company. Pupils from Mounts Bay Academy, St Ives School and Redruth School are now battling against 14 other teams to become the best young business brains in Cornwall.…

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First joint camp for Scilly Brownies and Guides thanks to Steamship Company

Brownies and Guides on the Isles of Scilly have been camping together for the first time this week thanks to the arrival of a huge marquee paid for by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company. Thirty girls from the 1st Isles of Scilly Brownies and Guides have been camping at Sandybanks Farm on St Mary’s,…

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