Cornwall Community Foundation

The Cornwall Community Foundation’s mission is to inspire local giving to meet local needs. The CCF aims to make sustainable funding available to address disadvantage and build strong communities by promoting effective philanthropy. Since 2003 the CCF has invested £7m in 4,000 community projects in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly.

Cornwall Community Foundation has supported Battling On with grant funding for several projects.


Pentreath Ltd. exists for people living with mental health and emotional difficulties. We offer support to help people believe in their own potential and achieve their vocational goals, whatever challenges they face.

Pentreath is an award-winning charity that was founded in 1990 and offers a unique approach to support. Many of our team have lived experience and our projects are designed with recovery as a focus.

Many of the young people who benefit from the Battling On programme have been referred to us by Pentreath.

The Zone

‘The Zone offers a wide range of information, advice and support for 13 - 25 year olds, including support with housing, mental health and sexual health.’

The Zone refers young people into the Battling On programme and provides them with on-going support.

Soldiering On

Founded in 2011, the Soldiering On Awards provide National Recognition for the outstanding achievements of those who have served their country and individuals and groups who work together with the Armed Forces Community.

Battling On won the Soldiering On Award for Innovation 2016.

Devon Community Foundation

The Foundation provides a flexible and personal way for individuals and organisations to invest in local projects, helping to ensure Devon’s communities thrive. The Foundation’s philanthropy advice and grant making services are quality assured through UK Community Foundations and endorsed by the Charity Commission.

Devon Community Foundation has supported Battling On through its grant programme.

School for Social Entrepreneurs

We provide training and opportunities to enable people to use their entrepreneurial abilities more fully for social benefit.

Battling On’s founding director, Nikki Markham, attended the SSE in Cornwall in 2016, and is now taking part in the Lloyds Bank SSE Scale Up Programme in London.


Seedbed Accelerator provides cutting edge business support and investment opportunities designed for social ventures

V Learning

V-Learning Net is a charitable company set up in 2001, as a consortium for partners within the Third Sector in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Careers South West

Battling On is working in partnership with Careers South West on the Skills for Young People project, where young people are given the opportunity to gain a qualification while increasing their confidence and self-esteem.

European Social Fund

In partnership with Careers South West, funding the Skills for Young People project.

Also in partnership with Petroc College and jointly funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.


Battling On is working in partnership with Petroc College on the Empowering Enterprise project, a flexible programme to help 18-24 year olds develop their employability and life skills. This project is jointly funded by the European Social Fund and The National Lottery Community Fund.

Dementia Adventure

Dementia Adventure connects people living with dementia with nature and a sense of adventure

China Fleet Country Club

Set in 180 acres of exquisite countryside, on the cusp of Devon and Cornwall, China Fleet is one of the South West’s leading country clubs. Just 15 minutes from Plymouth’s city centre, sitting on the stunning Tamar estuary, it provides the perfect opportunity for a break away from suburban life. 

China Fleet is partnering with Battling On to provide work experience opportunities for veterans on our Inspiring Lives programme.

There But Not There

Commemorate, Educate, Heal 

There But Not There is the 2018 Armistice project for the charity Remembered