Our Funding in Action
Our funding in action – We re-launched our Annual Fund, aimed at nurturing new projects and community literature activity, at the beginning of 2018. We have since awarded a total of 14 grants to some fantastic, wide-ranging literature projects that span our large South West region.
Each year we give the Annual Fund a different strategic theme, although any strong projects that meet the criteria are eligible for consideration. This year’s theme is wellbeing. The theme in 2018 was children and young people.
Most recently, in Spring 2019 the Annual Fund made grants to Mothership Writers in Bristol, Lapidus in Cornwall and Prime Theatre in Swindon. In December 2018, we funded Bowlish Infant Primary School, Chagword Literature Festival, Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature, Kernow Education Arts Partnership (KEAP) and Try to Be Better, which uses the work of poet WS Graham as inspiration for contemporary writers.