Grants… supporting Cornish potential since 1986

Cornwall Heritage Trust exists to protect and promote Cornwall’s heritage. In addition to protecting its own sites and managing some on behalf of English Heritage, the Trust makes grants, awards and loans every year to projects and causes which mesh with our goals.

Grants are considered quarterly at the full Council meeting (March, June, September and December) and applications must be received by the 1st of the preceding month to be considered.  Full terms and conditions can be found on the application form.

We can now accept applications for small grants of up to £500 at any time. Our new system will streamline the process so that small grants can be considered quickly, allowing you to get started without delay on your project.

If your organisation would like to apply for a grant an application form can be downloaded here: Grant application form

The following grants were awarded in 2015/16

  • Description
  • Tanyard Garden
  • Tate St Ives
  • Morrab Library
  • St Lawrence’s, Bodmin
  • Friends of Ponsharden Cemetery
  • Cornish Wrestling
  • Azook Cornish Memory Project
  • Lostwithiel Town Council
  • Sensory Trust
  • St Buryan Parish Church
  • Helston Town Council
  • Grant
  • £1,000
  • £825
  • £3,000
  • £4,652
  • £5,000
  • £276
  • £5,000
  • £3,000
  • £1,325
  • £1,150
  • £1,696

The following grants were awarded in 2014/15:

  • Description
  • Cornish wrestling youth category trophies
  • St Piran’s Oratory
  • The Sustainable Trust
  • D H Lawrence Centenary
  • Fox Family Archive
  • King Edward Mine
  • Azook Collect Project
  • Cornwall Records Office
  • Grant
  • £288
  • £10,000
  • £400
  • £500
  • £5,000
  • £5,000
  • £5,000
  • £335

 

 

  • Grant
  • £1000
  • £250
  • £3153
  • £900
  • £336
  • £2105
  • £500
  • £500
  • £1000
  • £1375
  • £2000

The following grants were awarded in 2013/2014:

  • Description
  • Plen-an-Gwary, St Just
  • The Cornish Language Fellowship
  • Cornwall Wildlife Trust
  • Artists Mark Map Project
  • Cornish Wrestling youth trophies
  • British Library (Cornish items conservation)
  • Cornish architecture conference
  • Wayside Museum
  • St Erth Parish Church Hall
  • Penzance Jewish Cemetery repairs
  • Cornwall Historic Churches Trust

The following grants were awarded between 1986 and 2012:

Recipient Project
1986 Sept Liskeard Town Council Renovation of Clock Tower – important landmark in Liskeard
Oct Restoration of rare medieval wall paintings found at Poldrissick Farm, Landrake
1987 June Pump House renovation
Nov The Stuart House Trust Donation towards the safekeeping of this Grade II listed building in Liskeard
1988 Jan Carnmarth Quarry, Redruth – saved from development
July National Trust Assistance to NT to purchase Newton Farm at St Mawes which was in danger of being developed
Oct Penzance Town Council Purchase of Stanhope Forbes painting ‘Apprentice in Coppersmith’ (Penlee Art Gallery)
1989 May The Cornish Maritime Trust Restoration of the lugger ‘Barnabas’
June Eisteddfod of Cornwall Trophy for annual presentation
1990 April Royal Institution of Cornwall Towards the purchase of the J Couch Diaries
Sept Prideaux Place Restoration of gardens at Prideaux Place
Oct Committee for the protection of Padstow Daymark Restoration of Padstow Daymark
1991 Mar Cornwall Record Office Leverhume Trust Towards the purchase of the Arundel Archives
June Penzance Town Council Purchase of painting ‘Departure of the Fleet’ by Walter Langley (Penlee Art Gallery)
Oct Royal Institution of Cornwall Towards purchase of the Crysede Collection. A large collection of material relating to the highly original textile designer Alec Walker and the Crysede silk printing firm founded in Newlyn in 1920
1992 April The Woodland Trust Woods at Looe
Sept Tim Parr Protection of Gun Point at Padstow
Sept Cornwall Family History Society Purchase of documents from the Penrose Estate
Oct Committee for then Protection of Padstow’s Environment Restoration of the Padstow Daymark at Stepper Point
Nov St Gerrans & Porthscatho Old Cornwall Society Funding to plant an Avenue of trees at Trewince
Nov Cornwall County Council – County Record Office Purchase of the Vyvyan of Trelowarren archives
1993 July The Trevithick Society & The National Trust The Levant Beam Engine Steam Appeal
1994 Jan Royal Institution of Cornwall Refurbishment of the Williams family Victorian Carriage
June The Cornish Maritime Trust Towards the restoration of ‘Ellen’ a Cornish Crabber
July Royal Cornwall Geological Museum Restoration Project for the Museum
Grant of £2500 plus interest free loan of £2500 for 5 years
July The Stuart House Trust To purchase, restore and open to the public the Grade II listed Stuart House in Liskeard
Sept Royal Institution of Cornwall Opie painting ‘A Gentleman and a Miner’
Dec Cornwall County Council
Cornwall Archaeological Unit
Scheduled Monument Management Programme (1)
Dec East Cornwall Mining History Group A bid to restore the Luckett Miners Cottages
Interest free loan repaid in 1999
1995 June Royal Institution of Cornwall Crosses
1996 Feb DCLI Towards the purchase of a portrait of Alex Stanhope by Stanhope Forbes
March Cornwall County Council Cornwall Archaeological Unit Archaeological research at Castle-an-Dinas
May Cornwall County Council Cornwall Archaeological Unit Scheduled Monument Management Programme (2)
June Keskerdeth Kernow donation
July Polperro Heritage Museum Restoration of the ten oared ‘Ryder’ lifeboat
Oct St Petroc’s Parochial Church Council To restore & increase security of St Petroc’s Reliquary (Casket)
Nov Newquay Rowing Club The refurbishment of the gig ‘Treffry’
1997 Feb Pengersick Castle Historic & Educational Trust Archaeological & Historic Assessment of Pengersick Castle
Feb Trewortha Bronze Age Settlement Thatching for a Round House
Mar Nine Maidens School Funding to put on an opera by the school in conjunction with Mr Benjamin Luxon (Patron)
April The Cornish Maritime Trust An engine for the lugger ‘Barnabas’
April Cornwall County Council Cornwall Archaeological Unit Scheduled Monument Management Programme (3)
May Falmouth Art Gallery Painting by Henry Scott Tuke ‘The Message’
June Cornwall County Council Cornwall Archaeological Unit Scheduled Monument Management Programme (4)
June Newquay Rowing Club Providing trophies for Junior Gig Championships
Oct Donation towards mounting a concert at Bodmin
Dec Royal Cornwall Museum Portrait of Sir Jonathan Trelawny
1998 March Pengersick Historic & Educational Trust Geophysical Survey of grounds with a view to establishing a Physic & Apothecary Garden
April Cornwall County Council Cornwall Archaeological Unit Scheduled Monument Management Programme (5)
May English Heritage Conservation/renovation & restoration of Sir Bevil Grenville’s Monument, Lansdown, Bath
Aug Pengersick Historic & Educational Trust Further Geophysical survey costs
Dec Cornwall Gardens Trust Historical archive for access by the general public
Dec Exeter University Annual bursaries for Masters’ degrees relating to the Heritage of Cornwall (1)
1999 Jan Millennium Book for Cornwall Steering Group Millennium Book for Cornwall
Feb Royal Institute of Cornwall The Courtney Library Conservation of the ancient Tonkin Manuscript
March Dockacre House, Launceston Interest free loan for emergency roof repairs to Dockacre House – Elizabethan Grade II* listed house at Launceston.
April Camborne Wesley Methodist Church Towards admin. costs only for this community based centre.
June Cornwall County Council Cornwall Archaeological Unit Scheduled Monument Management Programme (6)
June Cornwall Historic Churches Trust Annual donation to be used on work meeting CHT’s remit (1)
Sept Exeter University Annual Heritage Bursaries (2)
Oct Cornwall Oral History Forum Donation towards setting up the project
Nov Trewortha Bronze Age Settlement Thatching for second round house
Nov Cornwall County Council Cornwall Archaeological Unit Archaeological survey of Tintagel Church
Nov Defence of Britain Project National project using local volunteers recording, cataloguing and photographing installations within Cornwall built to defend Britain
Dec DCLI Museum Bodmin Project to restore, preserve and maintain archive records
2000 Jan Gorseth Kernow Archival Survey
Jan Royal Cornwall Museum Exhibition of Christianity in Cornwall – donation towards cost of staging
Feb Royal Cornwall Museum Bronze bust of Bishop Benson – first Bishop of Truro
March Isles of Scilly Environmental Trust Mount & display original hand painted drawings of the ‘Woolpack Battery’ to be hung in the restored Grade II listed building and Ancient Monument
March National Maritime Museum Purchase of naval sword for display in new museum.
March St Just
Submarine Mines
Exhibition
June Cornwall County Council Cornwall Archaeological Unit Scheduled Monument Management Programme (7)
June Eisteddfod of Cornwall Annual donation
July Gorseth Kernow Archival Survey – further funding
Aug Cornwall Historic Churches Trust Annual donation (2)
Aug Lawrence House Museum Launceston Donation towards purchase of coins & tokens minted for the Town in 978-1154
Sept Trevail Volunteers Archive Donation to volunteers to research & establish archive regarding the work of Silvanus Trevail
Oct Murdoch House Management Committee Cornish Global Migration Programme archive
Oct Royal Cornwall Museum Conservation & photographic prints of Medieval calendar of 1462
Oct The Cornish Maritime Trust Restoration of the Oyster Dedger ‘Softwing’
Dec Exeter University Annual Heritage bursaries (3)
2001 Feb Sacred Sites Network Donation towards running costs
April Royal Cornwall Museum Towards purchase of painting by Harold Harvey ‘The Lady’ at Wheal Reeth Tin Mine
April Arts Centre Trust Second Ordinalia play at St Just ‘The Passion’
June Royal Cornwall Museum Towards purchase of Ethy Barton Roman coin hoard
June DCLI Museum Bodmin Additional funding towards archive project
July Friends of Glasney College Towards cost of archaeological survey of Glasney College
Aug Cornwall Historic Churches Trust Annual donation (3)
Sept St Agnes Museum Trust Towards cost of purchase of original figurehead – The Lady Agnes
Sept Cornwall Federation of Women’s Institutes Colour copying and presentation of WI Millennium Diaries
Dec Exeter University Annual Heritage Bursaries (4)
2002 Jan Royal Cornwall Institution
(Courtney Library)
Purchase of Pennington Cocks Caricature drawings
Jan Cornwall County Council
Cornwall Archaeological Unit
Scheduled Monument Management Programme (8)
April Arts Centre Trust Third Ordinalia play – ‘The Resurrection’
April St Piran Project Donation towards early stage set up
May Friends of Luxulyan Valley Towards purchase of Trethevey Woods
Oct Dehwelans 2002 Towards costs
(loan converted to a grant)
Oct Cornwall Historic Churches Trust Annual donation (4)
Oct Cornwall County Council Cornwall Archaeological Unit Scheduled Monument Management Programme (9)
Nov Institute of Cornish Studies Cornish Braids Project – 1000 mini disks
Dec St Ives Trust Donation towards St Ives Study Centre
Dec Exeter University Annual Heritage Bursaries (5)
2003 Feb Mr Andy Jones – bursary winner Radio Carbon dating – Watch Hill Barrow
Feb Penwith District Council On behalf of Harvey Foundry Trust for Archive
March Madron Church Bell ringers Refurbish bells and tower for Battle of Trafalgar celebrations
May Cornish Literary Guild Towards staging play ‘Hawker of Morwenstow’
May Lostwithiel Town Forum Towards cost of Heritage Trail brochure
Aug Cornwall Historic Churches Trust Annual donation (5)
SMMP Sept Cornwall County Council Cornwall Archaeological Unit Scheduled Monument Management Programme (10)
Sept Camborne School of Mines A History of Mining Education (Pledge)
Oct Leach Pottery Restoration Project Pledge of support only to date
Oct Royal Cornwall Museum Towards purchase of the Holman Art Collection
2004 Jan Exeter University Annual Heritage Bursaries (6)
March Institute of Cornish Studies CAVA Cornish Accents Project
March Falmouth Art Gallery John Opie painting ‘A Cornish Beggar’
(+ interest free loan if required – not taken up)
April Dehwelans 2004 Donation
June Arts Centre Trust The third Ordinalia production
‘The Full Cycle’
July The Cornish Maritime Trust Towards restoration of ‘Barnabas’
(subject to Lottery funding)
July Newquay Rowing Club Supply and engrave Glass Goblet trophies for Junior Gig Racing (7 yrs)
Nov Cornwall Historic Churches Trust Annual donation (6)
Dec Penwith District Council Towards purchase and restoration of Lescudjack Hill Fort at Penzance
2005 Feb Cornwall County Council Cornwall Archaeology Unit Scheduled Monument Management Programme (11)
Feb Exeter University Annual Heritage bursaries (7)
March Cornwall Family History Soc Letter of support – new building
May Bude – Stratton Heritage Trust Ltd Limelight Project – refurbish Sir Goldsworthy Gurney’s Castle into a heritage centre and Museum with educational facilities and outreach workers for schools and others
2/3 yrs – donation
August Royal Polytechnic Society Refurbish, restore and display the Henry Scott Tuke Collection
2/3 years donation (2007/8)
Sept Cornwall Historic Churches Trust Annual donation – increased this year for their 50th anniversary (7)
Oct St Agnes Museum Trust Towards the purchase of a portrait of Edward Opie Snr
Oct Trevithick Society Towards the cost of a survey of Redruth Brewery and Holman Bros Factory Camborne. To be available to the public through CRO and other public reference outlets
Nov Exeter University Annual Heritage bursaries (8)
Dec Cornwall County Council Archaeological Unit Scheduled Monument Management Programme (12)
2006 Jan PK Trust (Porthcurno) Towards conservation & mounting materials for historic photographs and documents for the ‘Communications, Crabs, Croust and All’ project
March Cornwall County Council Record Office Towards the purchase of the Argal Manor Collection
March Cornwall Ancient Sites Protection Network (CASPN) Letters of Support for HLF bid – outreach officer
July St Piran Trust Towards the staging of a fundraising event for St Piran Trust
August Cornwall Historic Churches Trust Annual donation (8)
August Exeter University Annual Heritage Bursaries (9)
Nov The Celtic Congress – Cornwall 2007 Donation towards the staging of the Congress
Nov Cornwall County Council Environment & Heritage Service Scheduled Monument Management Programme (13)
2007 Feb Eisteddfod Annual Donation
March Callington Heritage Centre Towards the restoration of the heritage collection including specialist repairs to books, documents, papers
March Dr Andy Jones Bosiliack Entrance Grave: post-excavation project
June Victoria County History of Cornwall Letter of support, help with advertising and funding towards the next phase – The China Clay Country Project
July Exeter University Annual Heritage Bursaries (10)
2008 Feb Cornwall Buildings Preservation Trust Towards cost of feasibility study for the future of Old Duchy Palace, Lostwithiel
Feb Cornwall County Council Historic Environment Service Scheduled Monument Management Programme (2007/8) (14)
March Royal Institution of Cornwall Royal Cornwall Museum Towards the purchase of Bronze Age treasure – ceramic vessel + 33 socketed axes
March The Charles Causley Trust Towards the refurbishment of ‘Cyprus Well’ and the understanding of poetry
May Dehwelans 2008 Towards cost of festival – publicity from literature
May Digital Archaeology Virtual Environment Project (DAVE) Virtual landscape photography of mining archaeology and landscapes
May Cornwall Historic Churches Trust Annual donation (9)
June Cornwall County Council Historic Environment Service Scheduled Monument Management Programme (15)
July Victoria County History of Cornwall. The Clay Country project
July The Sustainable Trust Restoration of Carwynnen Quoit and surrounding land
July Exeter University Annual Heritage Bursaries (11)
July Hilary Orange Direct bursary
Sept Helston Museum Towards the recovery of the anchor of HMS Anson
Sept Cornwall Buildings Preservation Trust Stage 1 first round application to HLF for Old Duchy Palace
Sept Poltair School Towards the competition ‘Restoration Cornwall’ for gifted & talented pupils
2009 April Mrs Jane Stanley
(through Cornwall Council Printing Dept)
Towards the cost of printing/publishing a book reconstructing ancient landscapes
June The Board of Deputies of British Jews Towards the restoration of the Grade II listed walls of the Jewish Cemetery, Penzance
June Azook Community Interest Company Towards the cost of digitalisation, online archive and curriculum materials of the Holman Archive
June Cornwall Council
Historic Environment Service
Scheduled Monument Management Programme
(16)
June Mr Dean Evans Support in principle for the John Passmore Edwards 100 project
July Exeter University Annual Heritage Bursaries (12)
Oct St Austell Discovery Trail Donation towards the production and printing of a heritage trail for St Austell brochure
Nov Cornwall Historic Churches Trust Annual donation (10)
Nov Mrs Jane Stanley Interim payment for set of 6 sketches for Castle-an-Dinas through the centuries
2010 Jan Falmouth Art Gallery Donation towards the purchase of internationally important portrait of Charles Napier Hemy RA
June Truro Cathedral Save Our Spire appeal to restore the central spire of Truro Cathedral
July Exeter University Annual Heritage Bursaries (13)
Sept Poltair School Seven Wonders of Cornwall – competition for talented and gifted pupils
Sept Royal Institution of Cornwall Towards the purchase of the Carn Brea Gold Coin
Sept Gorsedd Kernow Sponsorship of 2011 the Holyer an Gof awards (1)
Oct Sustainable Trust Towards educational outreach and restoration of Carwynnen Quoit
Oct Cornwall Council
Historic Environment Service
Scheduled Monument Management Programme (17)
Oct Cornwall Historic Churches Trust Annual donation (11)
Dec Truro Cathedral Save Our Spire Appeal. Additional grant to help raise balance of Phase 1
Dec The Passmore Edwards Centenary Towards staging events for the Passmore Edwards Centenary celebrations
2011 Jan Mounts Bay Pilot Gig Club Heritage Project Towards the education of school children in the history & heritage of Cornish Gig rowing
Feb The St Ladoca Old Cornwall Society Towards the refurbishment of Ladock Glebe Holy Well and stock proof fencing to protect
April Cornwall Council
Historic Environment Service
Scheduled Monument Management Programme
+ bracken research (18)
May St Piran Trust Towards phase one of the project to uncover and restore St Piran’s Oratory
Oct The Cornish Gorseth Sponsorship of the Holyer an Gof Awards 2012 (2)
Oct Cornwall Historic Churches Trust Annual donation (12)
Nov The Friends of Luxulyan Valley Towards restoration of Carmears Tramway
Nov Sustainable Trust Evaluation Exercise Carwynnen Quoit
2012 Jan Canoryon Lowen – A Daughters Tale Towards cost of community project St Neot
Mar Azook – Re:Collect Project Towards cost of project £15,000 over 3 years
Mar Cornish Wrestling Competiton Trophies

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