Crank The (Cornish) Bank

by The Cornish Bank in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total raised £15,108

£60,000 target 27 days left
25% 66 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £60,000 is pledged by 23rd July 2024 at 9:30am

We don't want to follow the 16% of music venues in the UK shutting their doors. We are building The Touc Inn to keep our music venue open!

by The Cornish Bank in Falmouth, Cornwall, United Kingdom

We are The Cornish Bank, and since we opened in 2020 we’ve hosted nearly one thousand events. Music festivals, band residencies, open mic nights, feasts, cèilidhs, queer nights, art exhibitions, folk sessions and lots and lots of gigs!

We’ve been able to achieve all of this, not only because of our incredible local community but because of the team of people who work tirelessly to make all of this happen.

THE PROBLEM
Reduced takings, rising costs and a lack of funding are effecting the whole industry. 125 music venues in the UK closed last year – that's 2 every week! The Cornish Bank are heavily affected by these issues and there are no margins left to cut so we need a supplementary source of income.

With lots of requests from community groups asking to use our space, we currently can't support everyone we want. We want to be more versatile and have more space to house a community fridge, partnering with Falmouth Food Co-op CIC who will provide meals to support with the cost of living crisis. The space will also be used for charities' meetings and events to support our community. 

THE SOLUTION
After consultation with the Music Venues Trust (MVT) we’ve been advised to follow in the footsteps of other music venues around the country and create a secondary space at The Cornish Bank. We are moving the bar downstairs and building The Touc Inn! We'll be knocking out walls and doorways to have a separate entrance, this will create an alternative setting from the event space, to have a drink and socialise in. We will also build a new stage to give a platform to fledgling musicians, supporting them at the start of their career. Upstairs, will be open as a community space during the day. It will have increased capacity so more of you get to join us for our gigs, events and workshops. Don't worry – we will still have a small bar up there for you to quickly grab some drinks.

THE CORNISH BANK COMMUNITY CENTRE
We pledge to keep the upstairs space for community events during the weekdays – workshops, classes, meeting places, launches, clubs, school trips, parties and anything else you can think of! We want to continue to help improve mental health, support vulnerable people, back the creative industry, bolster local businesses and independent's skills, combat loneliness, help charities and other CIC's and improve the well-bring of Falmouth and beyond.

We are working with the likes of Falmouth Food Co-op, Falmouth & Penryn Welcome Refugees, Citizens Advice, Acorn and Shelter to help our community improve their wellbeing. By offering the space for them to provide support and guidance in a range of issues facing people in our county we aim to provide tools to help people be financially independent and physically, mentally and socially more resilient.

As you can imagine it's a pretty big job but, as ever, we're up for the challenge. We've made a good start at getting some initial funds in from some great supporters but we're hoping to get this done soon so need your help for the final push! Being a not for profit organisation, a successful The Cornish Bank means more money invested into the community and the arts and most importantly keeping your local music venue alive!

Any amount you can donate is great. You can also check out our rewards including pre-ordering a pint. Please spread the word!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

14 of 100 claimed

Pint of Beer

We'll send you a drinks voucher to enjoy a cold one at The Touc Inn once we're up and running!

£5 or more

2 of 30 claimed

Crank the Bank Event 29th June (no wage)

An evening of great music and entertainment. (we'll keep you posted once the line-up is finalised!)

£10 or more

1 of 30 claimed

Crank the Bank Event 29th June (low wage)

An evening of great music and entertainment. (we'll keep you posted once the line-up is finalised!)

£15 or more

1 of 110 claimed

Crank the Bank Event 29th June (mid wage)

An evening of great music and entertainment. (we'll keep you posted once the line-up is finalised!)

£20 or more

2 of 60 claimed

Crank the Bank Event 29th June (high wage)

An evening of great music and entertainment. (we'll keep you posted once the line-up is finalised!)

£25 or more

14 of 200 claimed

Buy a Round

Grab your four best pals and come for a drink!

£70 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Pair of Florence Adooni Tickets at Minack Theatre

Front row seats, Friday 9 Aug. Revered as the queen of Frafra gospel and surrounded by the city's best young high-life musicians, Florence Adooni combines the meandering melodies of Frafra gospel over the high-life rhythm of the Ashanti with incredible ease!

£150 or more

Annual Membership

Support us and get rewarded with 10% off tickets, 10% off bar Monday-Wednesday, 1 free patron gig per month and exclusive patron only deals.

£1,000 or more

0 of 6 claimed

Sponsor our Stage

Have your name wrapping our stage for a month for the thousands of visitors who visit our venue to see and photograph!

£1,000 or more

Annual Patron

More rewards for you includes free entry to all gigs for a year, 10% off all other tickets bought, 10% off bar Monday-Wednesday and exclusive patron only deals.

£10,000 or more

Lifetime Patron

It's a biggy but you'll be with us for life! Lifetime free entry to all gigs for you and a friend, 10% off all other tickets bought, 10% off bar Monday-Wednesday and exclusive patron only deals.

£70 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Pair of Daisy Rickman Tickets at Minack Theatre

Front row seats, Monday 9 Sept. Endlessly ethereal, Daisy's voice makes you feel as if you were floating in space. "A homage to the sun, the stars, and explorations of the cycles both within ourselves and throughout the turning wheel of the year." She will be joined by her band, performing her new album, 'Howl'.

£70 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Pair of Cosmo Sheldrake Tickets at Minack Theatre

Front row seats, Friday 19 July. Cosmo is a UK-based multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer, live improviser, and field recordist. His music ranges widely from celebratory anthems to soulful elegies to riotous party numbers, to sparse electronic production, to haunting polyphonic songs that have grown out of field recordings of birds, whales, fish, frogs, and fungi, and more.

£70 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Pair of Dry Cleaning Tickets at Minack Theatre

Front row seats, Friday 12 July. This young London quartet is effortlessly magnetic and impossibly British, with an ace card in Florence Shaw—a vocalist who rarely deigns to sing but, rather, presents her lyrics as if engaged in an apathetic phone conversation." - New Yorker Post-punk magic on the Porthcurno cliffs!

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