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Lord Lieutenant's Fund for Youth

Cornwall is home to a diverse array of talented young people covering a range of activities including sport, the arts, science and beyond.

Some of the county’s brightest prospects, however, lack the means to pursue their dreams fully and that’s where the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund for Youth comes in.

Launched by then Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall Lady Mary Holborow and Vice Lord Lieutenant Michael Galsworthy in 2005, the fund provides support to particularly gifted under-23s in the county so that they’re better equipped to reach their potential.

Now under the stewardship of Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE, the Lord Lieutenant’s Fund continues to offer support to Cornwall’s gifted youngsters and is always on the lookout for worthy causes to champion.

Applicants will need to meet a number of criteria to be considered for a grant. To be eligible applicants must:

-be resident in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly
-in all but the most exceptional circumstances, be 14 years or over and under 23 years of age
-have an exceptional talent which has been recognised or acknowledged
-be unable to achieve your aims or ambitions without help
-show that the project or activity would bring benefit to your community or give you personal fulfilment
-be prepared to act as a role model for young people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Previous awards have included help with travel & equipment costs, entry fees, accommodation and insurance.

Visit the website for the dates of the next round of applications.

Who to contact

01566 779333

Other details


Referral required

Last updated: 04/01/2016

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