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Funding your festival or event

Allerdale Borough Council is committed to supporting the development of festivals and community-based events that will enhance the arts and cultural offering in the borough. We therefore offer grants of up to £2,000 through our Festivals and Events Fund to contribute towards new and developing events.

Recent events that have been supported by funding include:

  • Aspatria Music Festival 16/17
  • Braithwaite Big Lunch 17/18
  • Cockermouth Live 16/17
  • Townfest 17/18
  • Workington Kite Festival 17/18
  • Castlerock 16/17
  • Heart for Art Hayton 16/17
  • Keswick Film Festival 16/17
  • Lake District by Night Exhibition 16/17
  • Salterbeck Fun Day 16/17
  • Vintage in the Town 17/18

Please note that grants will contribute to up to 50% of the overall cost of the event. Other funding must be sourced to cover remaining costs. 

We will aim to provide to support for events that look to support our Council Plan. Full details of the objectives and criteria for the fund can be found in the guidance below.

Download our Festivals and Events Fund application guidance


Apply now:

Apply for a grant using our online portal below. Please ensure your application contains as much detail as possible or it may be returned to you for further information.