£1,000 grant helps Citizens Advice Service in Penzance

Penzance Council has made a donation of £1,000 towards the work of Citizens Advice in the town.

The money will be used to help pay the charity’s running costs for its office in Alverton Street, where a team of local volunteers have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to help people solve their problems via phone and webchat.

Citizens Advice Cornwall Chief Executive, Gill Pipkin, said:

“Penzance and the wider Penwith district is one of the areas where we see the highest demand for our services in the county. This grant from Penzance Council is very welcome and will help us continue to provide the valuable help that people need to overcome their issues.”

Penzance Council has been providing emergency funding to organisations and groups who are helping the local community during the Coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesperson for Penzance Council said:

 “Throughout the pandemic the Citizens Advice Bureau have provided such an important service within the community to keep people informed and ensure they receive the support they are entitled to. We are delighted to be able to provide £1,000 to help support their vital work.”

Funding from Penzance Council is still available – for more information visit our grants page.

Gill added:

“During the coronavirus lockdown, our work has been needed more than ever and demand is steadily increasing. As a charity, we rely on local support and donations to keep the service running.”

Last year, (2019-20), Citizens Advice Cornwall helped 9,500 people across the county and the Isles of Scilly gaining a total of £5.7 million in income and helping write-off £5.7 million in individual debts.

Citizens Advice is a free, independent and confidential service for everyone in the community and helps people with a wide range of issues such as debt, benefits claims, employment, housing, discrimination and consumer problems.

To make a donation to Citizens Advice, please visit our website at www.citizensadvicecornwall.org.uk or email [email protected]

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