St Aubyn Foundation

St Aubyn Estates has a long tradition of supporting local initiatives in West Cornwall which make a difference. In recent times, this charitable programme has been channelled through the St Aubyn Foundation.

Over the past five years, we have made grants to 45 local organisations. Some of those supported are listed below.

Who we support

Core organisations

The Foundation provides ongoing support to a number of Cornish charities and community groups, including:

  • Mount’s Bay Pilot Gig Club
  • West Cornwall Women’s Aid
  • St Petrocs Homeless Charity
  • Marazion Apollo Male Voice Choir
  • Marazion Cancer Shop – funding research in Cornwall

Major appeals

Over the past several decades, the Foundation has supported significant initiatives in Cornwall, including:

  • Tate St Ives
  • Cornwall Air Ambulance New Heli Appeal
  • Hall for Cornwall transformation project

Local charities

Local charities and CICs can apply to be supported for particular one-off projects or on a three-year giving programme. Recent grants have been made to:

Learning and education

The team on St Michael’s Mount has enabled school groups and community groups from Cornwall and beyond to enjoy the Mount over many years.

To build on and strengthen these links and activities, an Education Officer for St Michael’s Mount and the Estate has been appointed. This role is funded by the Foundation.