Funders and Partners

Many thanks to our funders and supporters without whom the Whitegold Project would not be possible.

In particular we thank the Coastal Communities fund which awarded St Austell was awarded a £1 million contribution to transform the St Austell area as a visitor destination. The funding will support St Austell becoming a Green and Ceramic Cultural Centre including a programme of public realm cultural initiatives and events and skills training, to benefit residents and attract more visitors.

  • St Austell Bay Economic Forum
  • St Austel BID
  • St Austell Town Council
  • The Great British Coast
  • White River Place
  • Wheal Martyn
  • Feast
  • Eden Project
  • Imerys
  • Austell Project
  • St Austell Brewery
  • St Austell Printing Company
  • Cornwall Council
  • Arts Council England
  • Eco-Bos

The Coastal Communities Fund is run by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). MHCLG say:
The Great British Coast has enormous Economic Potential and this government is determined to see it thrive all year round.
That’s why by 2020 the government will have invested £250 million in our much loved seaside areas through dedicated programmes like the Coastal Communities Fund to help in generating jobs and boosting businesses.
So far, MHCLG analysis shows that this has been money well spent; with every pound invested having the potential to create up to an £8 boost to our coastal economies.  To find out more visit the Coastal Communities fund website

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The Whitegold Project

Whitegold is an initiative of the Austell Project set in the heart of Cornwall, in an area famous for China Clay production and renowned for its sub-tropical gardens. Find out more about the project and how we're working to bring a creative pride to St Austell and its hinterland.