Cornwall Heritage Trust

Cornwall Heritage Trust

Sustainability and Community Engagement – Empowering Cornish Heritage Talent

Lead Organisation: Cornwall Heritage Trust

Investment Priority: Community and Place

Fund: Culture and Heritage-led Regeneration and Skills


Location: Cornwall-wide

Cornwall Heritage Trust (“Trest Ertach Kernow”) is an independent charity whose mission is to preserve and strengthen (“gwytha ha crefhe”) Cornwall’s heritage for one and all (“onan hag oll”). The charity has protected and championed Cornwall’s unique and distinct heritage for almost 40 years, and will be using its Shared Prosperity Fund award to ensure that it continues to grow, evolve and thrive.

This will see the charity grow its capabilities; improve its financial sustainability and resilience; and expand its heritage promotion activities. A key part of this involves the recruitment of three new full-time positions and safeguarding one part-time role.
These new team members will…

  • Enable an exciting education and outreach programme to be rolled out to schools, youth groups and members of local communities.
  • Build the Trust’s growing volunteering strategy and roll out more skills and training opportunities, particularly at its 13 historic sites.
  • Improve the way Cornwall Heritage Trust cares for its sites, enabling the charity to acquire further historic places and look after them with a focus on their environmental and ecological needs at the forefront.
  • Help care for sites in Penwith deemed to be of historic significance and continue the legacy of the Penwith Landscape Partnership project.

In order to achieve this, Cornwall Heritage Trust will also be investing in equipment to help look after its historic sites. This aims to help establish the charity’s sites maintenance team and build its in-house capability, enabling it to move away from external contractors and increase the volunteering opportunities it offers. Funding will also be used to expand the charity’s highly successful School Transport Grants Scheme to reach secondary schools, other educational organisations, and community groups.

Visit the Cornwall Heritage Trust website ( for more information about the charity.

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