£1,000 extra funding available to support creative projects in Cornwall

During this challenging time for our creative industries, our Creative Cornwall Calling campaign aims to support projects and ideas across all of Cornwall.

Cornwall Council has offered to pledge a total of £15,000 match-funding towards some of these brilliant creative projects. Read the full criteria and apply or check out the projects crowdfunding below. 

Once projects crowdfund successfully, we will then be able to enjoy inspiring creative happenings right across Cornwall! We count on you to make this happen.

About this fund

Active Creative Cornwall Calling project fund
Creative Cornwall Calling
Get up to £1,000

Creative Cornwall Calling funds from Cornwall Council are for cultural and creative self-employed/organisations based in Cornwall.

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.

  • Open to organisations, creative industries and self-employed creatives
  • HMRC registered for at least 6 months with an address based in Cornwall.
  • Projects need to benefit Cornwall residents and take place in Cornwall
  • Creative or cultural projects only will be accepted

In line with our future Creative Manifesto, your project should be in line with at least one of our ambitions, including:

  • enabling all communities in Cornwall to access arts or participate in creative activities,
  • collaborations between the creative industries and cultural organisations,
  • sustainable, diverse and inclusive creative practice and creative sector
  • development of creative talent in Cornwall

Extra funding conditions:

  • £500 maximum to match-fund a project run by a self-employed creative
  • £1000 maximum for match-fund a project run by an organisation
  • Match-fund will be released when 50% of the overall budget has been raised (your campaign needs to raise at least 100% of its target to secure our match-funding)
  • We will offer 20% of the project cost (crowdfunder’s target amount), to a maximum value of £500 (self-employed) or £1000 (organisation)
  • A minimum of 25 unique supporters is needed for the match-fund to be released

Non eligible projects:

  • Political and religious activities
  • Loans and/or interest payments
  • Projects which don’t fit Cornwall Council’s values

Please ensure you read the Terms and conditions

How to apply for this fund

Start by setting up a crowdfunder project, if eligible you will be able to apply 

Creative projects in Cornwall

Crowdfunding in 60 seconds

Got a minute to spare? Watch our 'how it works' animation. You'll get a brief overview of how crowdfunding works and what extra support, services and money that only Crowdfunder can give you. 

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How +Extra funding works

start crowdfunding

Start a project

 Start a new project on Crowdfunder, tell us the basics and a rough outline of your story. Then we can show you funds that you may be eligible for.

Get the word out

Apply for funding

You can then choose to make an application for a relevant fund. If a partner likes your project, they may agree to support it.

Get funded

Start crowdfunding

Start raising money from the crowd and once you reach an agreed percentage of your target, one of our partners could boost your total with a large donation.

Learn to crowdfund

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