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Thousands secured for local arts and community projects - Farron

April 9, 2015 11:19 AM

Tim in KendalTim Farron and Chris Hogg - Culture, Arts and Events Portfolio Holder at South Lakeland District Council - have announced a series of grants for local arts and community projects worth £170,400.

Tim said: "From the Citizens Advice Service to the Hydrotherapy pool at Sandgate School this funding will help so many community groups and good causes to continue the wonderful work they do in our area. I'd delighted to be able to announce this package of funding for so many great organisations."

County Councillor for the Kent Estuary Ian Stewart commented on the news Arnside and Silverdale AONB funding and said: "This funding will help to continue to support this valuable local body."

Chris Hogg Culture, Arts and Events Portfolio Holder at South Lakeland District Council further added: "I am delighted that due to careful management of budgets we are able to maintain our grants budget which have been crucial to key service such as the Citizen Advice Bureau. We are also able to support events, festivals and arts organisations which add so much to the quality of life in South Lakeland."

The following good causes, community organisations and arts groups have received funding:

  • Kendal Mountain Festival Kendal Mountain Festival £3,500
  • Heron Theatre Support theatre, dance and music programme £600
  • Kendal Torchlight Carnival Kendal Torchlight Carnival £1,500
  • Lakeland Sinfonia Classical Orchestral Music £3,500
  • Manchester Camerata Classical Orchestral Programme at Ulverston Coronation Hall £14,500
  • Printfest Printfest £500
  • South Cumbria Music Festival South Cumbria Music Festival 2015 and 2016 £500
  • Old Laundry Theatre Theatre programme £1,750
  • Ulverston Lantern Festival Ulverston Lantern festival £500
  • Ulverston Music Festival Ulverston Music Festival £1,500
  • Westmorland Music Trust Mary Wakefield Festival £500
  • Westmorland Orchestra 71st and 72nd concert seasons £500
  • Westmorland Youth Orchestra Orchestra Youth Club £800

Total £30,150

Community Organisations Recommendation

  • ACT Cumbria Community development support £5,000
  • Age Concern Support with costs of a new premises £1,500
  • Arnside and Silverdale AONB Delivery of the AONB Management Plan £11,500
  • Cumbria Association of Local
  • Councils Annual contribution to support town and parish councils £3,250
  • Cumbria CVS Support to the Voluntary and
  • Community Sector £5,000
  • Right 2 Work Support new reupholstering £5,000
  • South Lakeland CAB Citizens Advice Service £77,000
  • South Lakeland Hydrotherapy Trust Hydrotherapy pool at Sandgate School, Kendal £2,500

Total £110,750

Local Arts Reserve Fund

  • Abandon Normal Devices AND Festival at Grizedale Forest £2,500

Carbon Savings Budget (One off projects)

  • Furness Tradition Youth project £1,000
  • Ulverston Live Music Retro Rendez-Vous Festival £1,000

Community Organisations Recommendation Carbon Savings Budget (One off projects)

  • Sedbergh Community Orchard Community Orchard £1,000
  • Cumbria Wildlife Trust Foulshaw Moss nature reserve £4,000
  • Growing Well Support programme which helps mental health sufferers £5,000

Carbon Savings (2 year agreement)

  • Cumbria Action for Sustainability Community support with energy efficiency and sustainability £15,000

Total £29,500