Cornish Lithium, the innovative mineral exploration company that is headquartered in Penryn, has launched a Community Fund to support the work of groups who seek to make a positive difference in the Gwennap, Chacewater, St Day, Carharrack and China Clay areas.
In particular, the Cornish Lithium Community Fund encourages applications from groups in those regions that will enhance skills and education, upgrade social welfare facilities, support industrial heritage and mining history, improve environmental impacts or promote health and wellbeing.
“Building and maintaining strong relationships with our local communities is really important to us, and this fund is an opportunity for us to support community-led initiatives around our project areas,” explains Cornish Lithium’s ESG & Sustainability Manager, Lucy Crane.
“We are proud to have established the Cornish Lithium Community Fund, which will award grants of between £250 and £2,500, and look forward to assessing applications from groups that strive to make a lasting positive impact on their communities.”
The administration of applications to the Cornish Lithium Community Fund is being managed by independent charity, Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) and a panel will meet in the autumn to review the applications submitted.
Kirsty Philpott, CCF Programmes Director, said: “We are excited to be working with Cornish Lithium to manage the grant making process on their behalf. Cornish Lithium’s exploration for, and environmentally-sustainable extraction of, lithium is so very important for Cornwall and it is brilliant that they are also investing in their local communities.”
For more information on the Cornish Lithium Community Fund, visit www.cornwallcommunityfoundation.com
Closing date for applications is Thursday 1st September.