THE WINNERS of this year's Cornwall Community Cashback initiative are celebrating after receiving a slice of a £12,000 cash pot.
The Cornishman teamed up with Devon and Cornwall Police to give away the funding to local groups in need.
The money was made available by police through cash clawed back from criminals under the Proceeds of Crime Act. In all, 30 different groups applied to The Cornishman to bid for a share of the funding.
The eight winners are:
Kidz R Us receive £400 for two workshops in the spring (April) to help their young actors to perform their next musical show at the end of May.
Sailaday OK won £600 to help it re-equip with suitable sailing clothes.
The Aspire Project will get £400 towards painting a large mural on the sea wall which is next to Penzance train station.
Connecting Ancient Sites to young people receives £500 to help it develop a new educational programme in schools.
St Ives Surf Lifesavers will get £400 towards purchasing equipment so that their Nippers can continue their development at the club.
The Hope Project gains £650 for its plan to assist families on low incomes and benefits who are being rehoused or struggling, by replacing worn-out white goods in their present accommodation.
Carbis Bay Memorial Hall gains £400 for new flooring to give people using the hall a safe place to practise.
The Children's Ark is getting £650. The money will mean babies will be able to climb safely, an activity linked to language development. An awards ceremony will be held on March 17 at Tregenna Castle for all the winners.