Funding


The Council invests in culture in many different ways. These include: Culture Revenue Grants, FEAST grants, capital (building) projects, and project grants.

You can see examples of some of the projects we are supporting on our project webpages. Here are some ways to find support for your project:

FEAST grants

Cornwall Council and Arts Council England co-fund the innovative FEAST programme. You can apply to FEAST for grants. FEAST grants enable Cornwall’s artists and communities to make inspiring projects.

FEAST helps create great things to see and do across Cornwall. Visit the FEAST website for details of how to apply. You can also see examples of the plethora of supported projects.

Museums and historic buildings

Funding advice for museums is available via the Cornwall Museums Partnership.

Is your project for a historic building? Visit the Strategic Historic Environment Service.

Culture Revenue Grants

18 creative and cultural organisations receive Culture Revenue Grants from Cornwall Council. They have four-year funding agreements covering 2018-2022.

We're delighted to be able to support the work of the following organisations:

The Q Fund

The Sir Arthur Quiller Couch Memorial Fund was set up as a charitable trust in 1945.

You can apply for Grants of between £50 to £500 towards local research work in literary or allied subjects. Grants are for:

  • support travelling
  • get transcripts
  • support other expenses in conducting research

Or, they may contribute to production costs, including:

  • editing
  • design
  • printing

The Q Fund wants to improve diversity, excellence and creativity in Cornish literature.

Cornwall Council is the Trustee for the fund.

The Council holds the Trust Fund on behalf of a small Committee which is the award-making body. Recent grants have supported projects with a wide range of subject matter.

The fund has supported 'Albert Reuss in Mousehole - the Artist as Refugee'. It funded research into 'A History of Guise Dancing' and 'Aunt Branwell and the Bronte Legacy'.

Sir Arthur Quiller Couch's nickname was 'Q'. There is a wealth of information about his life and work on the Arthur Quiller Couch website.

In addition the Morrab Library holds a large and varied selection of material relating to the lives and writings of the Couch family. This includes:

  • a complete collection of Q’s novels, short stories and published lectures
  • works and biographies relating to Q
  • novels by his sisters, Lilian and Mabel
  • manuscript material and scientific papers from both his grandfather Jonathan and uncle Richard

There is also extensive secondary material on all family members. This is available through our historic newspaper collections, academic journals and textbooks.

How to apply for a Q Fund Grant

The Committee usually awards grants twice a year in May and November.

The Fund is open for applications and the next deadline is now 31 October 2022.

It's easy to apply, simply use the application form below and email to creativeservices@cornwall.gov.uk (please put ‘Q’ in the subject line).

Download the application form

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