Vital funding for Cornish heritage


A number of Cornish heritage organisations are set to receive a share of the £103 million Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage.

In total, 445 organisations from across the UK are set to benefit, to help restart vital repair and maintenance work on cherished heritage sites, to keep venues open and to save jobs and livelihoods.

Bodmin & Welford Railway has been awarded £260k from the fund, while Bodmin Jail Museum will receive £202k.

Other local beneficiaries include Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre (£53.2k), the Vale of Avalon/Arthurian Centre in north Cornwall (20k), Jubilee Pool Penzance (£49k), Lynher River Barge CIC (£62.4k), Pendeen Community Heritage (£186.3k), Tresco Estate Partnership (£262.5k) and Truro Cathedral (£146.9k).

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “As a nation it is essential that we preserve our heritage and celebrate and learn from our past. This massive support package will protect our shared heritage for future generations, save jobs and help us prepare for a cultural bounceback post covid.”