Young boy playing at a public park on a climbing frame on a sunny day

Cornwall supporting children and young people

Cornwall Council has announced that projects to support children and young people are being funded by grants worth almost £1.8 million overall.

Last summer saw the launch of the third round of the Community Infrastructure Levy, with this being focused on investing in projects that provide infrastructure for children and young people. The selection process has now concluded, with the announcement of the successful projects.

In the below video, the council outlines how the funding has helped to benefit communities:

Portfolio holder for Housing and Planning at Cornwall Council, Olly Monk, said:

“The Community Infrastructure Levy allows us to raise funds from new developments and pass this on to community projects making a real difference.

“With this funding, we are able to support many worthwhile schemes and organisations working to improve facilities and access to opportunities.”

Overall, 26 projects have been granted funding through the scheme, with six of these being given £100,000 of investment. These are:

  • Bude Town Council – Enhancing the skate park in Bude, with this helping to improve youth leisure facilities.
  • Callington Primary School – Enabling an increase in the number of nursery places available at the school, as well as the creation of a sensory room that will provide further support to children with special educational needs.
  • Landulph Parish Council – Integrating the local pre-school into the primary school through the construction of an additional classroom, whilst £23,400 will replace old equipment in a local play park.
  • Madron Parish Council – Installing a new skate park to improve leisure facilities, as well as improving facilities in the younger children’s play area.
  • Cornwall Council’s Public Open Space team – Rejuvenating a play area and adventure park in Newquay, with the community working with the team to install new play equipment.
  • Wadebridge School – Building a new 3G pitch on school land, which helps expand the school and provide more modern facilities.

The council has confirmed that it is expecting to launch a fourth round of the fund in Spring 2024.

 

Image credit: iStock

Video credit: Cornwall Councill

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