Meet the Funders Event 2019: Funders presentations

On March 7th 2019 we hosted our annual Meet the Funders event in Bodmin for groups/projects looking for funding for social action, outreach and community work in Cornwall. The day was targeted to faith groups and their communities with 7 key funders and support organisations who presented. View our short video about the day here:

The presentations from the day are below:


  • AllChurches Trust Limited - click here
  • National Lottery Heritage Fund - click here
  • Cornwall Historic Churches Trust - click here
  • Joseph Rank Trust - click here
  • Asda Community Fund - verbal presentation to follow
  • Feast - verbal presentation to follow
  • National Community Lottery Fund - click here


List of Funding Links 2019

We have compiled a handy list of key funding links for community projects.  Please click here


Meet the Funders Programme 2012 - 2014 Impact Study

A study to determine the impact of the ‘Meet the Funders’ Programme which consists of funding events and workshops from 2012-2014. The full report includes findings from a survey of all the funders who have attended the events.

Key Findings:

  • 64% have applied for funding with a further 14% about to, or in the process
  • There was a total amount of £437,250 funds awarded in this sample, an average of £62,464 per group who reported a success
  • 89% were successful with their funding applications
  • If these figures were applied to all attendees of only the main Meet the Funders annual event in 2014, there would be £3,373,056 raised as a consequence
  • 75% of funders reported that groups had applied to their charity/trust for funding following an event
  • Funders reported an average of 5 groups applying to them for funding per event
  • Funders reported that they had awarded an average of £40,000 to groups per event (funds awarded ranged from £10,000-£150,000)

Click here for full report