Cornwall Council is asking the Government for £400,000 towards a scheme to promote the Cornish language. It says it gives the county unique character and benefits the local economy.
The authority would add £100,000 of its own. Our Cornwall correspondent Steve Hardy reports.
Cornwall Council is considering spending £500,000 a year on developing the Cornish language.
£400,000 will come from central government, with the council putting in the remaining £100,000.
The investment will be used to teach the language in schools, as well as increased promotion of the county.