A theatre group known for wild, immersive outdoor performances in Tehidy Woods, is one of the latest recipients of a Town Deal business grant in Camborne.

Rogue Otherworld, has been awarded £5,000 to install insulated theatre curtains in their Vean Road rehearsal warehouse – meaning a small area, can be heated, rather than the whole building.

“The funding will make a big difference to their heating costs,” said BID Camborne project manager Sarah Stevens.

“Rogue Otherworld produces amazing shows in local woodland that are a big hit with audiences. Based in Camborne, they are one of Cornwall’s greatest theatrical assets and we’re delighted to support them.”

One of 11 Camborne Town Deal projects to be awarded a total of £23.7m by the Government, the £506,000 Project A-Void scheme is run by BID Camborne and consists of three elements.

The first allocates grants worth up to £5,000 each to help local businesses improve and transform their properties. The second is the development of a joined-up working plan to link businesses and developers with education and training providers and the third is creating branded zones and signage for the town centre.

“We welcome grant applications from all Camborne businesses and are particularly keen to hear from anyone wanting to improve disabled access,” said Sarah. “More than one fifth of Camborne’s resident population, 21.7%, are registered as disabled – significantly higher than the 17.7% UK average. Making accessibility easier should therefore be a key part of any business plan.”

To make a grant application, visit https://www.cambornetown.com/about-camborne/useful-info/project-a-void/