How to donate

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


Co-op Local Causes

'In 2019 the St Ives Community Fund was successful in its application to take part in the Co-op's local Community Fund. The sum received was £5,242.58 and this was split by the trustees between two causes: the Hayle Day centre which was well used by the elderly of St Ives; and the Citizens' Advice Bureau in order that it could re-start sessions in the local library.'

Other Contributions

Kultur Brake Show: The trustees of St Ives Community Fund are very grateful to local performer Dhyano who put on a show at the Arts Club aid of the fund.

Morgarows (St Ives Women Hockey Club): We are also grateful to Morgarows for raising £1000 for us by doing a sponsored virtual cycle race to the Arctic.

Since 2015, the main fund raising event for the St Ives Community Fund has been the annual Secret Gardens of St Ives.

This has never failed to be a joyous, fascinating weekend – no matter the weather – when roughly a dozen private gardens open their gates to the public, and people get to see a different side of the town. Often hidden away and off the beaten track, the gardens range in style and size. Among those taking part in recent years have been Talland House where Virginia Woolf stayed as a child and also the home of the painter, Borlase Smart. One year St Ives Infant School opened its grounds, as did Tregenna Castle Hotel and the very different St Ives Community Orchard.

All of these along side more modest but equally intriguing domestic spaces. So popular and well-known is the weekend that some visitors even book their holiday to coincide with it!

In its infancy, the Fund shared the profits with other organisations: the St Ives Foodbank, Friends of the Library, the local Scout group and the Skate Park Fundraising group. But in recent years, with the increase in applications for financial help, proceeds have been solely for the fund. In 2022 the event raised roughly £3,000.

Secret Gardens of St Ives took place over the weekend of June 10-11, 2023 raising £2,700.

st ives secret gardens

We have helped more than 50 individuals and also St Ives Food Bank, the skate park and the scout hut.