Funding is available to support and enable investment in heritage buildings and cultural institutions and assets to deliver regeneration outcomes in places and communities across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Investment will drive pride in place and support sector skills development, sustainable practises and resilient organisations and support the development, preservation and reimagining of our places and buildings and the cultural and creative economy.
Heritage-led regeneration – the conservation, use, and re-use of our heritage assets exemplifies the fundamental principles of the circular economy. Cornwall has a wealth of heritage assets that have survived through the centuries that, with continued imagination and investment can have their useful lifespans extended for many further hundreds of years. Heritage is also inherently sustainable and is an integral part of a low carbon economy; repurposing historic buildings reduces waste from demolition, reduces the consumption of new materials and reduces the overall carbon footprint. The small historic units found in towns and villages have the potential to be more adaptable to a post Covid style of working and living, more so than larger late 20th century units and provide an attractive and characterful focus for regeneration and a rejuvenation of communities.
Our rural, coastal, island and urban historic landscape and assets and the connection with the more intangible are what makes Cornwall and IoS culturally distinctive, a place with its own sense of identity, innovation and resilience. That connection be harnessed to ‘build back better’ following the Covid-19 pandemic that followed the decades of decline in our high streets and pressures on affordable housing; can we use our understanding of the past, how Cornwall has evolved over the last decade and reinvigorate a sense of pride in place.
For full details on the Culture and Heritage-led Regeneration and skills fund, Download the initiation form
Please fill out the details of your project via the initial enquiry form below. The Good Growth team will respond to you within five working days with the next steps.
The Good Growth team will then send you the relevant application form, where applicable, which will need to be returned to the Good Growth team via email in advance of the application deadline.
More information on what will be required in your application is available on the Application Support page.