More than 20 organisations from across Cornwall have been announced as successfully bidding for a share of a £1.8 million funding package.

Cornwall Council has revealed the organisations which will receive funding from the council's Culture and Creative Investment programme across a four-year period.

Cornwall Council has said that a "huge variety of organisations and groups" have successfully applied for the funding, however, concerns have been raised that institutions such as the Royal Cornwall Museum may be forced to close due to missing out on a share of the pot.

Cornwall Council Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, Carol Mould, said: "One of this Council’s priorities is to encourage vibrant, supportive communities where people help each other live well.

"One way in which we can all come together to be engaged, educated, and entertained is to experience the great wealth of culture and creativity that is synonymous with Cornwall.

"Creative organisations and groups applied to the Council’s Culture and Creative Investment programme and the standard was fantastically high."

The council claimed that the programme was "heavily oversubscribed" with 51 organisations applying for a share of the £1,868,000 budget and explained that the process was "highly competitive, and it was not possible to support all the applications received."

Carol added: "In the past week Cornwall Council has contacted applicants to let them know the outcome of their funding bid to the Council’s Culture and Creative Investment Programme 2022-26 (CCIP), which replaces the former Culture Revenue Grants scheme.

"We have been mindful in selecting a portfolio of high-quality projects that between them achieve geographical spread, expertise across many artforms, and work with communities across Cornwall.

"Inevitably there will be some organisations that the Council has financially supported in the past whose applications have not been successful, or who are being offered less than they bid for in this round of funding.

"I hope residents will understand the complex set of choices and the thorough process that has been undertaken in coming to these decisions."

The full list of successful applicants is as follows:

  • Arts Well UK CIC
  • Bernard Leach (St Ives) Trust Limited
  • Cornwall Museums Partnership
  • Cornwall Theatre Company (The Acorn)
  • Creative Kernow
  • Endelienta
  • Golden Tree Productions
  • into Bodmin CIC
  • Kernow Education Arts Partnership
  • Miracle Theatre Trust Ltd
  • Newlyn Art Gallery Ltd
  • PK Porthcurno
  • Prodigal UPG CIC
  • Shallal
  • The Cornubian Arts and Science Trust (CAST)
  • The Hall for Cornwall Trust
  • Travaux Sauvages Ltd (Wildworks)
  • Wheal Martyn Trust Ltd
  • Screen Cornwall
  • Leap