The CAST building at 3 Penrose Road in Helston was purchased from Helston Town Council in the summer of 2012 and now houses artists’ studios as well as a programme of public events and activities. The creation of studios was supported by grants from West Cornwall Local Action Group and the Rural Business Investment Scheme, both administered by Cornwall Development Company. The investment comes from the European Union and Defra through the Rural Development Programme for England. Contributions to renovation work have also been made by the Helston Downsland Trust and the Astor Foundation and help-in-kind from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose and Cornwall College.
CAST continues to seek funding for renovation of the building so that it can provide a hub for the Groundwork festival in 2018 and develop as a centre of cultural activity in West Cornwall into the future.