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20 June 2013 

Thousands of pounds of grants have been awarded to festival organisers across Allerdale – and there’s more money to come.

So far this year, Allerdale Borough Council has given £11,000 to events ranging from Cockermouth Rock Festival and Silloth Kite Festival, to the Friends of Harrington Nature Reserve, as well as Lakes Alive to fund local events for the Rugby League World Cup 2013. A new round of funding is due to begin in September and applications are now being invited from community groups.

In addition, the Council has launched an online ‘one stop shop’ for festival and event organisers who are planning new or existing events and festivals in Allerdale. The specially-created pages on the www.allerdale.gov.uk website will provide access to essential information for planning an event for the public and contains links to further organisations and areas of interest.

Councillor Mark Fryer, Executive Member for Economic Growth, said: “Allerdale has a strong tradition of community events, from small scale celebrations to large, internationally-renowned festivals. The economic and social benefits of these events are significant, which is why the Council is committed to supporting them – both through funding and by sharing our arts development team’s expertise.

“We’ve done our research with event organisers and they said a local single point of contact where people can get support and advice was the way forward. We hope these new web pages will prove really useful.”

Anne Timpson, Allerdale Borough Council’s Arts development Officer, added: “Although community events such as a Summer fete vary considerably in scale to a large, music festival, the things that need to be considered by event organisers are the same. We hope our ‘one stop shop’ approach will enable organisers to access the information and documents that they need instantly, with the option to speak to relevant officers if they need to.”

For more information about events funding, or for advice about organising an event, visit www.allerdale.gov.uk/festivalsandevents call 01900 702608, or email festivalsandevents@allerdale.gov.uk

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