A charitable foundation is seeking grant applications from local students who study the performing arts.

The Sue Hooper Charitable Foundation has donated thousands of pounds to local beneficiaries over the past 23 years and is looking for new applicants.

The foundation has also helped in other circumstances where the trustees felt appropriate and where a small amount of financial or practical assistance has been required. The board of trustees meets four times a year to discuss applications and other business. The trust has also worked with local schools and practitioners, providing Cornish dance, music and theatre workshops. 

The trust has funded many local ballet and dance students, including Josh Fedrick, of Saltash, who appeared in his first role in the West End in 2007. 

Harriett Van de Vliet, of St Germans, has taken principal roles in the National Ballet Company and has worked with Wayne Sleep at his ballet workshops. Harriett also performed in the Nut Cracker Suite in London.