Duchy Health Charity

Cornwall’s leading grant giving health charity for the promotion of health and wellbeing
and the prevention of sickness in Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly

Founders of healthcare and wellbeing related initiatives
can apply for grants to help reach their objectives

Chair’s Report 2023

Chair’s Report for the Duchy Health Charity AGM – 13 November 2023 Introduction The Trustees of Duchy Health Charity have worked exceptionally hard and with great enthusiasm to fulfil their remit. Every Board member has given their time willingly and shown admirable creativity in trying to address issues and problem solve. As Chair, it continues […]

Chairman’s Report 2021

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT 2021 ‘It has been a year like no other’ is the way I introduced my report last year but now, in terms of Covid, we have had another similar year which has enforced changes to the way we have been able to ‘do business’. On behalf of the President, Michael Galsworthy, who is […]

Cornwall Young Persons Project

Competition Announcement for our Cornwall Young Persons’ Project Our Mission: to reach more Young People, we believe Adults do not always run the show! Are you are aged 7-25 in Cornwall? – we need your ideas for a name that will draw Young People into our social media and website. We want to meet more […]

Changing times demand changing criteria for grant giving

Changing times demand changing criteria for grant giving Responding to the many grant applications we have received around Covid-19 we have reviewed our criteria for grant giving and below you will see new information to help you see if you could qualify for a grant. If the amount you need is under £5k we can […]

Cornwall post-Covid-19: What’s the prescription for sustainable communities

Cornwall post-Covid-19: What’s the prescription for sustainable communities Use our ‘hit’ word- EDEN! We invited guests to take part in a research webinar and to give us their comments and views as they learnt, with us, what the experts believe is the way to best deliver this area of healthcare. Following the session we asked […]

A way forward for Cornwall

Duchy Health Charity and Social Prescribing One man’s opinion on the way forward for Cornwall Introduction Perhaps it’s just as well that Duchy Health Charity’s (DHC) intended film launch and conference on social prescribing had to be abandoned (twice).  Nobody could have expected the catastrophic and mind-bending changes that have taken place, and are in fact […]

‘Life will never be the same again’

THE STORY OF OUR OWN BBC ‘SPOTLIGHT’ COVID-19 EMERGENCY FUND APPEARANCE ON 26 MARCH 2020 Tim Guy, Trustee responsible for Communications and Public Affairs They say that life will never be the same post Covid-19 and charities have been particularly hard hit which means that they will continue to struggle, post virus, with depleted funds […]


Our Covid-19 Disaster Fund is, as you can imagine, has been very much in demand and is exhausted. For now the Charity will continue to monitor applications and you will receive an acknowledgement from Carol or one of our Trustees. The Board will decide whether to allocate more funds so please watch this space. ‘Nerth’ […]

COVID-19 Calling those charities in severe need in Cornwall

At this very difficult time when your own charity is finding it hard to keep services running and funding from public support has all but disappeared we are able to give you an immediate financial help if you qualify for access to our funds and we have arranged how to speed up the grant application process […]

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