Funding guidelines for all applications

You can

Work in any creative genre from visual arts and music, to games design and on line activity, to sculpture and poetry. We also welcome applications that include two or more art forms.

Embark on a project that is short, medium or long term but it must start within 6 months of the contract with us.  End dates will normally be within one calendar year of the start date but can be negotiated with the Project Manager

Apply for the Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts as well as FEAST.

Apply if your organisation already receives funding from anyone else, as long as you apply to FEAST for additional activity not already funded.

Apply as many times as you like though we strongly advise that you apply with one project at a time.

Apply again if you have been unsuccessful before. 

Apply again if you have been successful before. We have to make very tough funding decisions and therefore if your project and another is considered of equal merit, we might favour someone who has not yet received FEAST funding.

Apply as a school as long as the wider community is integrally involved and the project brings significant community benefits.  We cannot fund activity which is the core remit of the school and which should be funded through education budgets.

You cannot

Apply if your project has already started

Apply for 100% funding from FEAST. For the Main Grants, your ability to draw in additional funding will greatly increase your chances of success. If you are applying for the Smaller Grant Fund, you must be able to match fund any application for more than £500.

Apply for capital costs.

Apply for core costs of running your organisation.

Apply for projects that are only of benefit to yourself / yourselves as artists. Think not what FEAST can do for you but what FEAST and you can do for Cornwall.

Apply for research and development costs unless these are leading to a tangible product or event. FEAST focuses on projects that are ready to impact positively on its communities.

You must

Provide references if asked to do so.

Provide, if asked to do so, the appropriate protection policy and CRB checks for all project workers, paid or voluntary, for all project applications that work with children, young people or vulnerable adults.

Be appropriately and adequately insured for the project you propose to do and be able to provide the correct evidence if asked to do so.

We might also ask you to provide additional evidence appropriate to your project, for example copyright agreements if you are using existing materials such as photographs and moving images, music or text. 

Whatever the scale of your project you must evaluate it on completion. Project evaluation forms can be downloaded.


Alternative Documents

If you require large print or hard copy of any of our downloadable forms, please contact the FEAST project manager. 


Complaints Policy

Cornwall Arts Centre Trust complaints policy relates to anyone who has been a beneficiary or client or applicant to any ACT service (for example FEAST, Carn to Cove, or Creative Skills). The policy is available to download here.


Equal Opportunities Policy

Cornwall Arts Centre Trust has an equal opportunities policy available to download.