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Good Growth Programme backs Cornish food and farming with £554k investment boost

Good Growth Programme backs Cornish food and farming with £554k investment boost

A major project to boost the food, drink, farming and fishing industry in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has received a £554,800 investment from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth Programme.

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£100K Good Growth grant towards future plan for Falmouth Harbour

£100K Good Growth grant towards future plan for Falmouth Harbour

A plan to map out Falmouth Harbour’s position as the UK’s best place to live, work and visit over the next 15 years has won almost £100K from the government’s “Levelling Up” Shared Prosperity Fund.

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Good Growth Programme invests £12.5m in people and skills

Good Growth Programme invests £12.5m in people and skills

The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth Programme has announced a £12.5m investment in people and skills as it continues its mission to provide opportunities for all.

The £137m local investment programme, which is manged by Cornwall Council and funded by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund, is investing in a range of activities to boost employability and skills and create an inclusive workforce across Cornwall and Scilly.

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£2.6m secured from Cornwall Council to transform former supermarket for community use

£2.6m secured from Cornwall Council to transform former supermarket for community use

South Kerrier Alliance CIC (SKA) has been successful in raising £2.6m to acquire and refurbish the derelict Budgens supermarket with the aim of creating space for community-based services and activities.

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Wildworks Theatre’s Hello Stranger uncovers a treasure trove of untold stories across Cornwall

Wildworks Theatre’s Hello Stranger uncovers a treasure trove of untold stories across Cornwall

The biggest theatre engagement programme ever staged in Cornwall is opening a treasure trove of stories and inspiring creative talents from the Isles of Scilly to the Tamar.

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Plant-powered chocolate producer secures £852k Good Growth investment for major expansion

Plant-powered chocolate producer secures £852k Good Growth investment for major expansion

An award-winning Cornish confectioner is planning a major expansion after securing an investment of £852,573 from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth programme.

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Community Levelling Up grant for Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to involve community in restoring and safeguarding wildlife

Community Levelling Up grant for Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to involve community in restoring and safeguarding wildlife

A new Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust project to recruit community volunteers and broaden the range of people connecting to nature and safeguarding wildlife has been awarded £41,447 from the government’s Community Levelling Up Programme.  

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High-tech soil science lab secures £574k Good Growth investment

High-tech soil science lab secures £574k Good Growth investment

A new high-tech laboratory to help farmers, growers and horticulturalists in Cornwall manage their land and soils more sustainably and productively is being established at the Eden Project.

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Good Growth Programme backs major museum transformation

Good Growth Programme backs major museum transformation

The transformation of the award-winning Royal Cornwall Museum, including exhibition spaces and a new programme of activities and workshops, is one of the latest projects to receive support from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth Programme.

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Good Growth Programme backs Cornish metal mining with £4.7m investment

Good Growth Programme backs Cornish metal mining with £4.7m investment

Ambitions to make Cornwall a world-class region for tech metal mining have received a major boost with a £4.7m investment from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth Programme.

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Good Growth programme benefits communities across Cornwall and Scilly

Good Growth programme benefits communities across Cornwall and Scilly

Communities, residents and businesses are seeing the benefits of millions of pounds of investment from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth programme as it marks first anniversary.

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One year on: Cllr Louis Gardner

One year on: Cllr Louis Gardner

By Cllr Louis Gardner, Cornwall Council portfolio holder for economy As the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth programme reaches its one-year milestone, it is with great pride that I reflect on the positive impact it is already having on communities across Cornwall and Scilly. A year ago, the Government’s formal approval of the £137.6 million Good Growth Investment Plan marked a pivotal moment, setting the stage for transformative investments across Cornwall and Scilly. That plan was drawn together by Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly after consulting communities, businesses

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Cornwall’s major new visual arts festival reflects on success of first year

Cornwall’s major new visual arts festival reflects on success of first year

The major new visual arts festival for the Duchy saw over 10,000 visits to exhibitions and installations Running from 21-22 October 2023, the festival brought internationally significant work to Cornwall – including a Turner Prize nominated artist Four Cornwall-based artists were commissioned to make new work for the event Part of Creative Kernow’s Extraordinary Art in Everyday Places Project, funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund Creative Kernow are reflecting on the success of the inaugural Flamm Festival that took place in Redruth at the end of October. The new arts festival attracted over 10,000

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Boost for Cornwall’s construction skills with £3.34m Good Growth investment

Boost for Cornwall’s construction skills with £3.34m Good Growth investment

Cornwall’s construction industry is set to receive a boost from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth Programme with a £3.34m investment in skills and training to create job opportunities for local people and meet growing demand.

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MIRACLE THEATRE AWARDED GAME-CHANGING GRANT FROM  GOOD GROWTH PROGRAMME

MIRACLE THEATRE AWARDED GAME-CHANGING GRANT FROM GOOD GROWTH PROGRAMME

Miracle Theatre, Cornwall’s iconic and longest-serving touring company, announces its receipt of a grant from Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth Programme. It will empower Miracle Theatre to develop new ways of working for the future, create new opportunities for Cornish artists and amplify and extend its services, reaching across the length and breadth of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, all year round.

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Real Living Wage Week

Real Living Wage Week

Real Living Wage Week runs from 6th to 12th November and is an annual celebration to raise awareness of the benefits of the Real Living Wage.

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Good Growth Branding and Publicity Guidance Update

Good Growth Branding and Publicity Guidance Update

In light of the new Government guidance regarding the SPF Branding and Publicity Guidance we have updated our policy documents and logos. 

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Good Growth Programme backs 18-month celebration of culture in Cornwall

Good Growth Programme backs 18-month celebration of culture in Cornwall

An 18-month celebration of communities across Cornwall, culture and history of outdoor performance is among the latest projects to be supported by Cornwall Council’s Good Growth Programme.

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Cornish innovation technology company eyes global growth with £600k investment

Cornish innovation technology company eyes global growth with £600k investment

A high-tech Cornish company that is using space technology to protect cash and high value assets for customers around the world has secured a £600,000 investment to support further growth.

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Shared Prosperity Fund investment for award-winning Cornish charity

Shared Prosperity Fund investment for award-winning Cornish charity

A charity in West Cornwall that helps local people overcome barriers to work, wellbeing and equality has been awarded £1.35m of funding to further its award-winning work.

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Boost for Cornwall’s screen sector with £395,650 from the Shared Prosperity Fund for Screen Cornwall

Boost for Cornwall’s screen sector with £395,650 from the Shared Prosperity Fund for Screen Cornwall

Cornwall’s burgeoning screen industry has been given a boost with funding for Screen Cornwall to grow Cornwall’s film sector and raise the profile of Cornish media, including Cornish language content. Screen Cornwall will also extend its outreach and talent development programme, which offers people from a diverse range of backgrounds the chance to take their first steps into the industry. The successful funding bid follows research conducted by Screen Cornwall and funded by the BFI (British Film Institute) which found that the screen industry in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has the potential to

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Major new contemporary art festival launched in Cornwall in partnership with Art Night

Major new contemporary art festival launched in Cornwall in partnership with Art Night

A major new arts festival has been announced for Cornwall, bringing internationally and nationally important work to Cornwall and providing an important platform for the work of Cornwall-based artists.

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Cornish tales and legends over cakey tea this summer

Cornish tales and legends over cakey tea this summer

The Cornish Storylines project has received £296,200 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and is part of a £4.4m investment in a cultural events and talent programme across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

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Jobs boost as Shared Prosperity Fund invests in new robotic technology to help clean up rivers and seas

Jobs boost as Shared Prosperity Fund invests in new robotic technology to help clean up rivers and seas

ELIQUO HYDROK a Cornwall-based company at the forefront of water treatment solutions that help clean up rivers and seas and improve the natural environment across the UK and Europe, has received investment from the Shared Prosperity Fund to meet significant growing demand for their innovative products.

ELIQUO HYDROK has been awarded £598,500 towards investment in robotic welding machinery at their headquarters in Indian Queens, near Newquay.

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Funding available for projects tackling deprivation and supporting local communities

Funding available for projects tackling deprivation and supporting local communities

Cornwall Council has launched the next round of funding under the Community Levelling Up Programme, offering grants of between £5,000 and £200,000. The grants aim to support projects that tackle priorities for funding identified by local communities across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

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Project to promote Newquay as a winter destination gets investment from Shared Prosperity Fund

Project to promote Newquay as a winter destination gets investment from Shared Prosperity Fund

A project to promote sustainable year-round tourism in Newquay has been granted £365,426 from the Shared Prosperity Fund, and match funded by Cornwall Council’s Town Centre Revitalisation Fund, after a similar successful pilot project in West Cornwall.

Experience Newquay aims to extend the tourist season and encourage people to experience the town’s distinct character and culture during the winter months. The peak visitor months of April to September currently account for 67% of visitors and by extending the tourism season, the project aims to help businesses stay open year-round and provide more permanent employment opportunities.

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Over £560,000 for heritage and culture projects across Cornwall from the Shared Prosperity Fund

Over £560,000 for heritage and culture projects across Cornwall from the Shared Prosperity Fund

Truro Cathedral, the Old Duchy Palace in Lostwithiel and 13 other historic sites are set to benefit after three organisations successfully bid for support from the Shared Prosperity Fund to ensure these cultural assets can be enjoyed by residents for years to come.

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Rural communities and businesses urged to apply for new funding to improve their local area

Rural communities and businesses urged to apply for new funding to improve their local area

A new £4.6m pot of funding for rural communities and businesses has launched, with eligible organisations encouraged to put forward projects that will strengthen those areas and provide new opportunities for residents. The money is for investment into community infrastructure and nature-based solutions that maximise Cornwall’s unique natural assets and complement wider aims around net zero transition and nature recovery.

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SPF People and Skills Commissioning Update

SPF People and Skills Commissioning Update

In light of the new Government guidance regarding the SPF People and Skills investment priority, we are assessing how we can incorporate skills initiatives earlier than anticipated. While the £12m budget was originally restricted to financial year 2024/25, we are now hoping to bring forward spend to Autumn/Winter 2023 and avoid a gap in provision of skills support to residents between European Social Fund (ESF) and Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF).

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Renewable energy scheme to power Cornish cyder business gets support from the Shared Prosperity Fund

Renewable energy scheme to power Cornish cyder business gets support from the Shared Prosperity Fund

Cornish Scrumpy Company Limited (CSCL) is to receive £588,000 from the Shared Prosperity Fund to create an 850kw solar farm to provide power for their business operations as part of ambitions to migrate to 100% renewable energy over the next 5 years.

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Shared Prosperity Funding will assess potential opportunities at Falmouth Docks

Shared Prosperity Funding will assess potential opportunities at Falmouth Docks

Falmouth Docks & Engineering Company, operated by A&P Group, has secured an award of £973,292 from the Shared Prosperity Fund to undertake an environmental impact assessment (EIA) to inform potential redevelopment to support the production of cleaner, affordable and secure energy from floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea.

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‘Cornwall Counts’ initiative helping residents get confident using everyday maths

‘Cornwall Counts’ initiative helping residents get confident using everyday maths

‘Cornwall Counts’, a project to work with communities to encourage more residents to take up free courses from the Government-backed Multiply programme, has received money from the Shared Prosperity Fund to recruit and train 75 Multiply Champions.

The Multiply initiative gives residents access to free flexible courses to improve their numeracy skills that can be used in the workplace or to secure better paid jobs, courses for parents or carers wanting to get better at maths so they can help their children, as well as courses to help people manage their money. 

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Shared Prosperity Funding for state-of-the-art library and community facilities in Liskeard

Shared Prosperity Funding for state-of-the-art library and community facilities in Liskeard

Real Ideas Organisation has been awarded £855,451 from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund for the redevelopment of Liskeard Library.

The money will be used to create a state-of-the-art public facility combining 21st century library provision with specialist tech facilities, activity and learning programme for the local community and businesses.

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Boost for Cornwall’s carbon neutral ambitions and green projects through the Shared Prosperity Fund

Boost for Cornwall’s carbon neutral ambitions and green projects through the Shared Prosperity Fund

Cornwall Council has allocated £450,000 to three net zero initiatives from the first round of the £132m Good Growth programme, with nature recovery, green jobs and reduction in CO2 emissions at the heart of delivery.

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Shared Prosperity Funding confirmed for Newlyn artist studios

Shared Prosperity Funding confirmed for Newlyn artist studios

The Borlase Smart John Wells Trust will receive £225,610 to create three new high-quality, accessible workspaces for artists working in Cornwall at their Trewarveneth Studios. One of these new studios will be offered for short term lets, providing flexible opportunities for young and emerging artists.  

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New funding opportunities for projects that benefit residents by delivering Good Growth

New funding opportunities for projects that benefit residents by delivering Good Growth

The next round of funding for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund is now live with opportunities targeted towards community organisations focussed on improving quality of life for residents, projects that can help residents with the cost of living, and initiatives developing clean energy and geo-resources. 

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Hall for Cornwall’s Community Culture Club awarded Shared Prosperity Funding to reach new audiences

Hall for Cornwall’s Community Culture Club awarded Shared Prosperity Funding to reach new audiences

The Hall for Cornwall is set to receive £282,240 from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund to extend its “Community Culture Club” programme, making culture more accessible for those who don’t usually have the opportunity to participate.

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Shared Prosperity Funding boost for Redruth’s spectacular celebration of Cornish heritage

Shared Prosperity Funding boost for Redruth’s spectacular celebration of Cornish heritage

Golden Tree Productions, the team behind the hugely successful Man Engine project, have been awarded £349,748 from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund for “Hellfire Kernow”, a community-based project to deliver an innovative programme of events and workshops leading up to a spectacular celebration of the Life of St Euny, Redruth’s patron saint, on 1 May 2023.

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Multiply your job opportunities with free maths and numeracy courses for residents

Multiply your job opportunities with free maths and numeracy courses for residents

Adults across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly who want to improve their maths skills can sign up for free courses thanks to a new £2.5 million Multiply programme aimed at boosting opportunities for residents.

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Good Growth grants launched to help businesses increase productivity and create employment

Good Growth grants launched to help businesses increase productivity and create employment

The Growth and Skills Hub is launching a £1,245,000 grant scheme targeting businesses who want to increase productivity and create employment through green and inclusive growth. They target businesses that have the ambition and capacity to grow and improve their productivity whilst also delivering improvements in environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

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IntoBodmin announced as first project to receive Shared Prosperity Fund after Government approves spending plan

IntoBodmin announced as first project to receive Shared Prosperity Fund after Government approves spending plan

IntoBodmin CIC has been announced as the first project in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to receive a share of the region’s £132m Shared Prosperity Fund. The community and arts organisation, formed in 2017, has been awarded £180,000 to refurbish “The Old Library” which serves as a cultural and community hub for the town, including co-working and business workspace, performance area, café and community room.

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Additional £5.6m investment for rural jobs, community investment and farm diversification

Additional £5.6m investment for rural jobs, community investment and farm diversification

Cornwall Council Cabinet have today agreed that Cornwall Council will manage the delivery of the £5.6m Rural England Prosperity Fund, on behalf of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. This is in addition to the £132m Shared Prosperity Fund awarded to the region to benefit communities, business and skills as well as to tackle inequalities in deprived areas.

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Government kickstarts £2.6 billion investment in communities

Government kickstarts £2.6 billion investment in communities

People across the country will benefit from £2.6 billion of investment as the UK approves spending plans for funding previously run by the European Union.

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Bids invited from organisations which can drive ‘good growth’ for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Bids invited from organisations which can drive ‘good growth’ for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Businesses, community organisations, public bodies and partnerships which can deliver positive and sustainable outcomes for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are being invited to apply for the first opportunities for funding from the £132m Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF).

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Council approves £132m plan to boost business, communities and skills

Council approves £132m plan to boost business, communities and skills

Cornwall Council has today approved a spending plan for the £132m Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) to benefit the region’s businesses and communities as well as boost residents’ job skills.

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