Boardmasters expands foundation with £105,000 to benefit 38+ local Cornish organisations

Vision Nine, organisers of Cornwall’s surf and music festival Boardmasters, have announced that more than 38 local Cornish charities, beach clean groups, businesses, children’s hospices, schools, surfing and sporting organisations and community groups are set to benefit from a staggering £105,000 raised by the Boardmasters Foundation in 2022.

Established in 2017, the Boardmasters Foundation was born out of the festival team’s desire to give back and support the culture and surrounding communities that are at the heart of the festival which takes place at Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay each year.

This recipients of the 2022 funds include the Schools Consent Project, Wave Women, Black Voices Cornwall, Cornwall Food Action, Newquay Train Station toilets, WGB Lifesaving Club, Newquay Boardriders, The Wave Project, Newquay Junior Academy and Watergate Bay Hotel. Other successful applicants are Newquay Scout Club, Children’s Hospice South West, Newquay Beer Festival, Newquay Tretherras Academy, Trenance Learning Academy and Concrete Waves. Many more recipients will be announced in the coming weeks and months.

CEO of Vision Nine and Boardmasters founder, Andrew Topham, said: “We’re really proud of the £105,000 we’ve been able to raised across 2022 and hugely grateful to everyone who has contributed to the Foundation as a supporter of Boardmasters itself. Collectively, through this, we all give back to local organisations across Newquay, Watergate Bay and Mawgan Porth and across Cornwall and beyond. Since we established the Foundation in 2017, we have raised over £310,000 and we continue to be ambitious in our objective of building on and growing the annual fundraising and charitable donations that the festival has already made year-on-year.

Andrew continues, “Each year review which projects and charities we will be supporting with one-off donations that year, whilst continuing to work with our long-term partners. I’m really looking forward to meeting a number of our 2022 recipients in the next few weeks.”

Funds for the Boardmasters Foundation are raised each year at Boardmasters festival. Applications are reviewed against the Foundation’s key pillars of focus – Community, Force for Good and Culture. Groups and organisations who are interested in applying to The Boardmasters Foundation should visit where 2023 applications will open soon.