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Time running out to apply for £10,000 community group fund

Local groups and good causes have got until February 28th to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund. The charitable fund has donated a milestone £50,000 to 35 different groups over the past three years. 2018 saw the Community Fund’s single biggest donation yet –…

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Best New Year gift for Mount Hawke children

Children at Mount Hawke Academy have thanked the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company for “the best New Year gift we could ever have wished for”. An impressive new made-to-order adventure playground was installed in the school grounds over the Christmas holidays, replacing old, tired play equipment which was no longer fit for purpose. The £23,000…

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Celebrations as Community Fund reaches milestone £50,000 donation

A milestone £50,000 has been donated to local groups and good causes over the past three years by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company’s Community Fund. The grand total was revealed this week as the company announced it has more money to give away in 2019, with applications for the next round now open. This…

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Lifeline service for struggling Cornish families trains 10 new volunteers thanks to Community Fund

When Sarah Phillips was told her six-month-old son had suffered a stroke, family life as she knew it changed forever. In her time of need, she turned to Home-Start Kernow, a small charity which offers support, friendship and practical help to struggling parents in Cornwall – help which Sarah says “saved her life”. Four years…

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Steamship Group’s biggest charity donation supports heritage gig project

An aspiring project to preserve irreplaceable historical data on the traditional Cornish sport of pilot gig rowing has been given a massive cash boost thanks to the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s biggest ever donation. The exciting initiative, Pulling Together the Past, which aims to safeguard the history of pilot gig rowing in a new…

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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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Last chance to apply for £10,000 community group fund

Local projects are being reminded to apply for a grant of up to £10,000 from the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group’s Community Fund before the deadline on March 21. The Community Fund, which has donated £25,000 in funding grants since its launch in 2016, is open to local community projects and charities based in Mid…

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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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