The Launchbox is open to existing sole traders (freelancers and the self-employed) in the former Penwith area, who want to take their work to a new level.

We are looking for people with ‘get up and go’ and great ideas to take their profession or business to a new level. Launchbox funding is meant to make a small but significant difference, enabling them to expand, offer a new product or service.

The fund is not for business start ups, but for those who are already established and want to take things further.

We are open to anyone working for themselves who lives in the former Penwith area (including towns of Penzance, St Ives, Hayle, St Just and all the villages/rural parts of the peninsula).

Anyone who fits this description can apply. However, we are particularly keen to hear from those who:

  • are not (yet) high earning
  • live in less well-off areas of Penwith
  • residents of Devon and Cornwall Housing properties (tenants or leaseholders)
  • live in remote rural areas
  • are women or from a minority group

We are also willing to consider applicants who run their own companies provided that the person who is funded is the recipient of the support and/or their staff or freelance contractors.

For more details please contact us. We are happy to meet you at the Workbox.

The Launchbox will only support people from this area…