- Festival Enhancement Grants
From Autumn 2023, thanks to a grant from the Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund, FEAST will be offering grants of up to £2,500 for members of Cornwall Festivals Network to refresh the artistic programme of their festivals. Applications for more than £500 should provide match funding of 50% but you can count in kind support such as volunteer time, free use of equipment, venues etc.
How to apply: To apply for a Festivals Enhancement grant please complete the application form which is available on the Downloads page here: https://feastcornwall.org/downloads/
The Application Procedure is explained here: https://feastcornwall.org/how-to-apply/
Application deadlines can be found on the Application Deadlines page here: https://feastcornwall.org/downloads/
2. Creative Communications Grant
Thanks to the Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund, there is now an additional grant on offer to festivals – the Creative Communications Grant.
The Creative Communications grant is a joint venture between Feast and Cornwall 365. The aim of the grant is to enable festivals to experiment with new forms of marketing. This is to achieve at least one of the following:
- To increase attendance at the festival
- To attract a different type of attendee to the festival
- To increase the profile of the festival
- To change the perception of the festival
- To scratch a creative itch and try something exciting and new
The grant is aimed at community led festivals that do not have a full time, paid marketer in post.
All activity must be completed by 31st December 2024.
We have a total of 12 grants (6 per round) of £1,000 to award.
As part of the grant you will also access a day’s worth of coaching with the Cornwall 365 marketing team. Topics for this coaching could include:
- Press releases
- Social media audit
- Email communications
- Social media content
- Video creation
- Marketing strategy
How to apply: To apply for the Creative Communications grant please complete the short application form which is available on the Downloads page here: https://feastcornwall.org/downloads/
We want to get to know all about your festival, what happens and who comes. We also want to find out what marketing you undertake now and what budget you have.
Then we want to find out what you would do with the £1,000. This is your chance to be bold, creative, and to try something new.
Your application will be assessed by an independent panel, with expertise including marketing, creative event direction, and community projects.
Application deadlines can be found on the Application Deadlines page here: https://feastcornwall.org/application-deadlines
2. Young People in Festivals Grant
We know that many festivals are keen that their local young people are more involved in their events, both as audiences and organisers. We have a pot of money through the Shared Prosperity Fund, to help festivals try out ways to make this happen in 2024, and see how this approach could be sustained into the future. We are asking for applications from festival organisers, community representatives and/or artists working on festivals during 2024 who would like to involve young people aged 16 – 30 more meaningfully with their events.
Up to £1,500 available per grant towards festivals taking place across 2024.
Deadline for applications – we will manage this as a rolling programme with applications considered on a bi-monthly basis, until we have allocated all the funding. The earlier you get your application in the better, therefore. The first panel meeting will be w/b 11th December, so please submit your application by 12pm on Monday 4th December to be considered for this round. Please check the FEAST website for 2024 application dates.
How to apply: Please read the Brief for a full outline of the grant’s aims and criteria and complete an Application Form, which are available on the downloads page here – https://feastcornwall.org/downloads/
This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Cornwall Council has been chosen by Government as a Lead Authority for the fund and is responsible for monitoring the progress of projects funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.