Our Summer 2023 South West Hub is opening for applications

March 22, 2023

The Fore South West Hub 2023. Applications are open from 12pm 11th-17th April. An image of a man with a baby in a community garden, and a child playing with a dog in a forest.

Building on our work from the past two years, this summer we will be connecting exceptional, grassroots charities with the investment and skills they need. Together we’ll be helping to drive social change across Cornwall.   

Successful applicants will be offered up to £30,000 to support them to grow, strengthen and become more resilient. As in our national funding rounds, they will also be offered a tailored package of support, including:   

  • Skills and training workshops  
  • Fully funded impact measurement courses   
  • Access to our pro-bono network of skilled volunteers   
  • Our regional programmes follow the same application process and criteria as our national funding rounds.   

Launching alongside our national round on the 11th April, our South West Hub brings The Fore’s vision for a fairer, more just and more connected society to Cornwall.   

Launched in 2021 in partnership with local philanthropists, our approach is distinctly different from other place-based funding. We’re focused on supporting organisational strength and potential over project outcomes. Much like our national round, we do this through open, unrestricted funding.   

To find out more and hear some top tips for your application, sign up to attend our information session on Zoom here.


The first step to applying is to submit an expression of interest.   

If you are a UK registered charity, CIC, or CBS with an annual income under £500,000 and the majority of your beneficiaries are based in Cornwall, you are welcome to register your expression of interest (EOI).  

Expressions of interest take 2-3 minutes to complete. The form will be open for one week, from 12 noon on Tuesday 11th April until the same time on Monday 17th April.  

When the round opens you’ll be able to find the link to submit your EOI here.

On 18th April applicants will receive confirmation via email about whether they have been allocated a place on the funding round with details on how to submit a full application. If there are more applicants registered than places available, places shall be allocated at random.   

Note: The Fore is running both national and regional funding rounds this summer; organisations are only eligible to apply in one of these. We recommend submitting an expression of interest for our regional round if your organisation’s work is primarily based there.   

If you have any questions, please get in touch at [email protected]