Heritage Lottery Fund

Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) gives grants to sustain and transform our heritage. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions we invest in every part of our diverse heritage.


St. Pol de Leon Oral History project

St. Pol de Leon Oral History has been a 10-month community training project to develop skills within the Paul parish and initiate a Paul parish archive to include oral histories and archive photos. Bi-monthly sessions with a group of local volunteers were run to train in good practice, collect and interpret oral histories culminating in a sharing event during Paul Feast. the project also connected with Mousehole School.

The project worked with writer Pauline Sheppard, historian/artist Mel Mitchell and musician Katie Kirk.

The project ran from January - October 2018.

Giant's Quoit

In a windswept corner of the Frying Pan Field on the Pendarves Estate in West Cornwall (TR14 9LR, SW6501437213), sits a neglected pile of stones known as Carwynnen Quoit.

The Tre Project

Tre – a Cornish word for ‘Home/Homestead’.

Using archive film as its inspiration and ‘home’ as its theme, the Tre Project collects old cine footage, creates digital content and produces a programme of new films to screen in community venues across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Pen sans

An ancient harbour in need of change.
Penzance's Holy Headland.
A divided community...

Pen sans is a short film made as part of The Tre Project

From the Dell to the Ocean

From the Dell to the Ocean explores a family’s heritage at a small West Cornwall cove. The film delicately interweaves new interviews with re-discovered personal archive showing sustainable fishing methods of the 1960′s and crab pot making from willow.

This short film unveils the family ties that bind Joseph, an 18 year old boy, to his family history and the place which he calls ‘home’.

Supported by UK Film Council and Feast.

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