How the Donate the Rebate Campaign is supporting Cornwall

Every penny raised through Transformation Cornwall's Donate the Rebate campaign supports Cornwall Community Foundation's Poverty Hurts Campaign.

Funds distributed so far

Citizens Advice Cornwall (CAC) offers free and confidential advice to people across the county. They have received £2,000 from Poverty Hurts to train five new advisors to support pensioners in the county who are unaware of the benefits they can claim. A significant number of disadvantaged pensioners are not claiming benefits they are eligible for.

Community Energy Plus (CEP), is a social enterprise that help householders in Cornwall have warmer, energy efficient homes as part of a more sustainable future. CEP received £5,000 to provide “warm boxes” for vulnerable individuals. They offer two different warm boxes, one that focuses on individuals who do not have access to heating or are not putting on the heating for fear of unmanageable bills. This box, that is matched to need, includes items from a menu: heated throw, thermal gloves, a hot water bottle, and draught excluders like chimney balloons and under-door snakes. The second warm box is centred around food and drink vulnerability and includes a slow cooker, thermos flask and a thermal mug.

Truro Homeless Action Group (THAG) provides food and shelter for homeless and vulnerable people in Truro from its base in the Church Hall of St John the Evangelist in Truro. They have received a grant of £4,500. Around thirty-five volunteers give two or more hours a week to provide a cooked breakfast in a warm, safe environment all year round. As well as food, THAG also provide different amenities including toiletries, essential clothing and other practical items. The grant enabled THAG to continue this service, which was becoming increasingly difficult, in the facing of increased energy and food costs.

EFGI Cornwall Aid Centre received a grant for their ‘Warm and Happy Place’ project. Based in the Pool, Camborne area, and in its 26th year, the charity is using the funding to enable 55 disadvantaged people from the local community to keep warm, receive hot lunches and meet people.