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Who We Are, What We Do and How to Apply
Who We Are
The Community Fund is a charitable initiative set up by Bedruthan Steps Hotel and The Scarlet Hotel to support new and existing environmental and community projects within the St-Mawgan-in-Pydar area.
The Board of Trustees, which will meet 4 times each year to decide how to apportion the raised funds, is made up of 2 hotel directors, the staff member from each hotel who was presented with our ‘Cherishing the World’ sustainability award at the beginning of the year, and 2 responsible members of the local community. Our sustainability manager acts as the Community Fund administrator.
Board of Trustees
Emma Stratton – Bedruthan Steps Hotel and Scarlet Hotel Co owner / Director
Debbie Wakefield – Bedruthan Steps Hotel and Scarlet Hotel Co owner / Director
Emily Rowlands – Scarlet Hotel staff member
Tania Clark – Bedruthan Steps Hotel staff member
Beryl Cawley – St-Mawgan-in-Pydar resident
Paul Roberts – St-Mawgan-in-Pydar resident
Suzie Newham – Bedruthan Steps Hotel and Scarlet Hotel Sustainability Manager
What We Do
The Community Fund Board of Trustees will apply 100% of the raised funds to furthering one or more of the following objects (“the objects”):
1. The promotion for the benefit of the public of urban or rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation (and in particular in the parish of St-Mawgan-in-Pydar) by all or any of the following means:
a. the relief of financial hardship;
b. the relief of unemployment;
c. the advancement of education, training or retraining, particularly among unemployed people,
and providing unemployed people with work experience;
d. the provision of financial assistance, technical assistance or business advice or consultancy in
order to provide training and employment opportunities for unemployed people in cases of financial or other charitable need through help: (i) in setting up their own business, or (ii) to existing businesses;
e. the creation of training and employment opportunities by the provision of workspace,
buildings, and/or land for use on favourable terms;
f. the provision of housing for those who are in conditions of need and the improvement of
housing in the public sector or in charitable ownership provided that such power shall not extend to relieving any local authorities or other bodies of a statutory duty to provide or improve housing;
g. the maintenance, improvement or provision of public amenities;
h. the preservation of buildings or sites of historic or architectural importance;
i. the provision of recreational facilities for the public at large or those who by reason of their
youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances, have need of such facilities;
j. the protection or conservation of the environment;
k. the provision of public health facilities and childcare;
l. the promotion of public safety and prevention of crime;
m. such other means as may from time to time be determined subject to the prior written
consent of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales.
2. To promote Sustainable Development in the parish of St-Mawgan-in-Pydar for the benefit of the public by:
a. the preservation, conservation and the protection of the environment and the prudent use of resources;
b. the promotion of waste reduction, re-use, reclamation, recycling, use of recycled products and the use of surplus;
c. the relief of poverty and the improvement of the conditions of life in socially and economically disadvantaged communities;
d. the promotion of sustainable means of achieving economic growth and regeneration.
3. To advance the education of the public in subjects relating to sustainable development, the protection, enhancement and rehabilitation of the environment, waste generation, waste management and waste recycling and to promote study and research in such subjects provided that the useful results of such study are disseminated to the public at large.
For the purposes of these objects, ‘sustainable development’ means development which meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
4. To promote social inclusion for the public benefit in the parish of St-Mawgan-in-Pydar by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society.
For the purpose of these objects ‘socially excluded’ means being excluded from society, or parts of society, as a result of one of more of the following factors: unemployment; financial hardship; youth or old age; ill health (physical or mental); substance abuse or dependency including alcohol and drugs; discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, ethnic origin, religion, belief, creed, sexual orientation or gender re-assignment; poor educational or skills attainment; relationship and family breakdown; poor housing (that is housing that does not meet basic habitable standards); crime (either as a victim of crime or as an offender rehabilitating into society).
How to Apply
Please complete the Application for Funding form and return it to:
Community Fund Administrator
c/o Bedruthan Steps Hotel
Trenance, Mawgan Porth
Receipt of your application will be acknowledged by email and you will also be informed of the date for the next Board of Trustees meeting at this time. The Board of Trustees will meet 4 times each year to decide how to apportion the raised funds.
Following the Board of Trustees meeting you will be promptly notified as to whether or not your application has been successful.
Please do not be disheartened if your first funding application is unsuccessful, this is a relatively new scheme and we aren’t too sure how much we will raise - please do feel free to apply again!