Cornish Language Radio Website

by matthiabdewi in Tuckingmill

We did it
On 5th September 2013 we successfully raised £5,160 with 162 supporters in 42 days

The Cornish language is an ancient, yet resurgent, force within Cornwall's Celtic culture. Radyo an Gernewegva provides a weekly magazine radio programme online to help boost fluency and strengthen and widen the Cornish-speaking community. It now needs to progress by developing a modern and interactive website. We are offering you the chance to take part in an exciting project to power Kernewek through the next ten years with broadcasts, news and music.

by matthiabdewi in Tuckingmill

The Cornish language is an ancient Celtic language with close links to Welsh and Breton and more distant links with Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Manx. The language was very nearly lost in the 1800s, but a revival began at the end of the nineteenth century. The revival has picked up pace and now there are hundreds of people speaking Cornish, with thousands having some knowledge.

The Cornish language (Kernewek) is an essential part of Cornwall's cultural distinctiveness - something that is of high value for business. Radyo an Gernewegva is a podcast weekly radio programme that aims to boost fluency to strengthen that distinctiveness.

Have a listen to one of our weekly programmes here:

We want to engage with you to get help in building a new website for the podcast. We would like a site that looks good and is interactive. The site will also be one that connects seemlessly with social media. We have very little control over our current site and we have outgrown it. To build a new one, we need £5000. This sum of money would allow us to pay for a professional to give us a professional design. We would also like to make sure it works well with SEO and attracts people to the language. Some of the money would also pay for man-hours in development time. 

As anyone who works with the web knows, getting a professional and exciting website takes a lot of time and money - both things we have not had in abundance. We would love you to help us make that change.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

48 of 100 claimed

£5 Reward

A Radyo an Gernewegva supporter badge and a dedication on Radyo an Gernewegva.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Get a pack of Cornish education materials from MAGA on our behalf.

£25 or more

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£25 Reward

We will be holding an event where you can learn some Cornish and enjoy some traditional Cornish music too. This entitles you to entry. If you cannot make it to the event itself, then we will get you in virtually with the wonders of the web.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

We are holding a 2nd walk in West Cornwall to teach you some Cornish in the landscape. It will make a fun day out - and you will learn a lot about the language and history.

£100 or more

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£100 Reward

An entire edition of Radyo an Gernewegva will be done with you as the sponsor.

£500 or more

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£500 Reward

This is for a corporate sponsorship of Radyo an Gernewegva for a year. This lets you show how passionate you are as an organisation to protecting Cornwall's culture and heritage. If you are in Cornwall, or maybe as far as Exeter, then we will come and hold some Cornish education for you and your staff.

£10 or more

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£10 Reward

We will send you a selection of Cornish language resources from the Maga Cornish Language Partnership.

£50 or more

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£50 Reward

Radyo an Gernewegva will take you on a walk around part of West Penwith, and give you a low down on the history of the language as we go. We will also learn what the Cornish words for some of the topography are, along with some plant and animal words. Everyone will also get a Radyo an Gernewegva badge and mention on the new website too.

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