Our Partners

Mustard Seed (SW)

Mustard Seed runs The Open Door Café from which the charity supports people to learn valuable work-related and life skills and provides ‘suspended’ meals for individuals who are unable to pay for meals. The Helston and Lizard Foodbank, an information advice and guidance provision, is also run out of Open Door. The support enables people to learn the skills to live independent lives, looking after themselves and others with whom they also come into contact.

The Mustard Seed team helps to foster an environment which enables people to gain self-confidence in the workplace after illness or circumstances that may have changed. Work experience placements are regularly taken up from schools, colleges and external employment agencies with whom Mustard Seed works closely.

Mustard Seed was the first operational partner leasing a property from Mustard Seed Property. It does not currently have expansion opportunities that Mustard Seed Property can support, but they remain a partner.

Karrek Community CIC

Karrek works with people with learning and/or physical disabilities, mental health and/or behavioural challenges, autism and people with certain forms of brain injury. The organisation currently supports 20 individuals with a mixture of care packages, ranging from 2:1, 24/7 support to a small number of set hours per week. Its vision is to “empower vulnerable people to have greater control over their lives and to enjoy their lives to the full.”

Karrek has a number of people it supports in inappropriate accommodation. It has identified a strategic need for new accommodation for several people in both St Austell and Camborne. Karrek has a partnership with Hollywell Housing, a specialist supported housing provider. Hollywell provides housing support, and Karrek individual care and support.

St Petroc’s Society

St Petroc’s provides accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single homeless people in Cornwall. Within resources available, they strive to provide the best quality of service possible. St Petroc’s primary aim is to provide these services to people aged 16-65 years for whom no provision is made within the community, either statutory or otherwise.

St Petroc’s currently leases Mustard Seed Property’s first house in Helston.

Resonance

Resonance, as one of the UK’s leading impact investment firms, specialises in supporting social enterprises to access investment from values-aligned investors either directly or via one of its dedicated impact investment funds. Resonance currently manages over £150million of investor capital, generating both social impact and financial returns. Mustard Seed Property was one of Resonance’s first ever investment transactions in 2007.

Resonance supports Mustard Seed Property in raising capital and a variety of corporate services.

Andrews Charitable Trust

Mustard Seed Property is very excited to have secured the support of the Andrews Charitable Fund (ACT) who will match any future investment £1 for £1 until the fund reaches its minimum target of £300,000.

Andrews Charitable Trust was established by Cecil Jackson-Cole, who was the original founder of Oxfam, and which owns 100% of the well known Estate Agency chain Andrews Property Group. Since they were founded in 1965, ACT have helped over 180 beneficiary charities, ranging from housing to health projects, both in the UK and Internationally.