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Up to £2,000 available for arts and cultural community events in Allerdale

[F]unding of up to £2,000 is available for community festivals or events in the local area from Allerdale Borough Council’s Festival and Events Fund, and applications can now be made online.

The grants support new or developing events taking place in Allerdale that improve the cultural or leisure offer for surrounding communities and impacts the local economy, as well as bigger events that fill a gap in the leisure and culture calendar across the area, which attract audiences and participants both locally and from further afield.

Events that have recently been supported by grants from the fund include:

  • Aspatria Music Festival
  • Braithwaite Big Lunch
  • Northbound Street Party
  • Cockermouth Live
  • Townfest
  • Workington Kite Festival
  • Castlerock
  • Heart for Art Hayton
  • Keswick Film Festival
  • Lake District by Night Exhibition
  • Salterbeck Fun Day
  • Vintage in the Town

Councillor Mark Fryer, Allerdale Borough Council’s Executive Member with responsibility for Economic Growth, said, “The Council is committed to supporting a wide range of local festivals and community-based events, which enhances the arts and cultural offer in the area and contributes towards the Council’s priorities. We have seen a number of smaller scale events that have really benefited from the grants and can be enjoyed by everyone, so we welcome applications to further increase the variety of events available.”

For more information or to apply for a grant through the online application form, please visit and follow the links to ‘funding your festival or event’, or download the ‘myAllerdale’ app from your Apple, Google Play or Microsoft app store. Please contact 0303 123 1702 if you’d like support in completing an application.

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