St Ives Community FUND

St Ives is a beautiful place to live and has a great community. However not everyone is finding it easy to live here.

St Ives Community Fund supports local people in need as well as community projects with the aim of creating a better place to live.

Some of us struggle to get by and meet needs.

Housing costs are high and employment is often seasonal and insecure.

On this page you can access the page to apply for funds by clicking the apply here button above.
If on the other hand you would like to donate use the donate here button.

The fund aims to provide help to local individuals and organisations in need.

St Ives Community Fund was set up as a charitable trust in 2016 to provide rapid financial support to individuals and families who find themselves in need. We also support and initiate community projects locally.

The work of the Community Fund is directed by its trustees who review applications and make decisions about the allocation of grants. As well as giving money, the fund promotes other sources of support.


Contact Us Now

If you would like to make a donation to the St Ives Community Fund please make a payment into our bank account, adding a name as a reference please. Our bank details are: sort code 40-40-08, account number 71264192

Please get in touch if we can help you or someone that you know. Please use the simple application form on this website or email us at

st ives community foundation

Secret Gardens June 22-23 2024

We aim to help those of us in St Ives who are in urgent need.

Secret Gardens of St Ives

June 22-23 2024


 This year’s St Ives Secret Gardens event will be held over the weekend of the 22nd to the 23rd of June from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day.


This year we are raising funds for the St Ives Community Fund

and St Ives Foodshare


Tickets £7.50, under 16s free, valid for both days.


Available from Colenso’s,  2 Gabriel Street, St Ives

and a stall on Hain Walk during the event (cash only please)