Isles of Scilly Steamship Group Community Fund

Our Community Fund is designed to support local projects and good causes that have a tangible on-going positive impact from a community, social or environmental perspective. It's run by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Group and projects are selected by a community panel. The panel is chaired by one of our non-executive directors, with help from an independent panel. The committee sets the eligibility criteria for the fund, looks at its effect in the community and meets evaluates funding bids.

Four levels of funding

There are two kinds of grant you can apply for. One ‘HERO project’ will be awarded up to £10,000, with a further possibility for up to eight projects to receive grants at levels of up to £5,000, £2,500 or £1,250. The number of lower value applications at each level will vary depending upon applications recieved to make up the £30,00 total. There are extra requirements to qualify as a HERO project, and you should make it clear which funding level you’re applying for on your application form.

How we allocate the money

The panel members score each application on criteria like community impact., how many people you'll help, the sustainability of your project, and the level of detail you've provided. HERO project applications should also show they'll make a long-lasting difference in the community- including clear evidence about your impactt, community feedback on the need, and how you'll include the Steamship Group as sponsor. Please be sure to include full, projected budget for your project.

Round 7 for applications closes on 28/02/2019

Round 7


Submissions open


Submissions close

Round 8


Submissions open- TBC


Submissions close - TBC

More information

You can't alter your application after it's submitted. Any amount we award is fixed; we can't be liable if your project exceeds its budget. The grants are non-transferable, and you're responsible for any taxes or costs you incur. We don't offer any alternative grants.

Winning projects

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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...

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£ 1,200 grant

Steamship Group’s biggest charity donation supports heritage gig project

An aspiring project to preserve irreplaceable historical data on the traditional Cornish sport of pi...

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£ 5,000 grant

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 ...

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£ 2,000 grant

Third Scilly Kids Triathlon is roaring success

The third Scilly Kids Triathlon has been hailed a roaring success, with half the islands’ primary ...

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£ 850 grant

Stargazing on Scilly gets a major cash boost

An ambitious project to build a permanent astronomical observatory on St Martin’s has taken a majo...

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£ 2,000 grant

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 Commu...

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£ 30,000 grant

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