Raising the bar

From farming to fishing, fine wines to mature cheeses, land to sea, bean to bar… Cornish food & drink is rich and varied.

Our current programme of investment is helping all parts of Cornwall’s food scene to access the know-how, tools and ideas they need to thrive.

Under our Great Cornish Food development plan, we can help new businesses to find their footing and established businesses to develop, by accessing the right expertise, becoming more efficient and productive, reaching the right customers and finding the right people.

Here’s how:

  • We can help you access professional help from some of the best in their field to crystallise ideas, fill knowledge gaps or even just act as a sounding board.
  • Anyone involved in food or drink production in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly, including farmers and fishers, can apply for our minimal-hassle small grants.
  • We’re helping explore new markets by putting food and drink producers of Cornwall and Scilly in front of new buyers.
  • The Great Cornish Food Awards will shine a light on those who excel in ways that really matter.
  • The Great Cornish Food Academy will help overcome the current shortage of talent and skills.
  • We’re helping to make Cornwall the No. 1 place for low impact food and drink.
  • And we’re showcasing to the world everything that’s brilliant about food and drink from the peninsula and the islands.

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In a nutshell

This project is part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Cornwall Council has been chosen by Government as a Lead Authority for the fund and is responsible for monitoring the progress of projects funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-shared-prosperity-fund-prospectus