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Festival organisers urged to make their funding bids

John Freeman
Morecambe Town Council is encouraging local organisations wanting to put on festivals and events in 2013 to to get applications for funding in as soon as possible.

Over the last three years the Town Council has financially supported the organisation of Festivals and Events within Morecambe.

This year, 24 Festivals and Events have been supported and the Town Council is keen to support and promote a further comprehensive programme of events in 2013, helping with their delivery and using them to promote the town both nationally and internationally.

The hope is that the festivals will provide a diverse range of festivals and events for local people throughout the year to help boost the local economy in all aspects.

With that in mind, the Town Council is seeking applications for funding from interested Organisations who wish to organise Festivals and Events in Morecambe which share the same vision.

Organisers may be from the voluntary sector, community groups or the private sector - but applications must be in by 7th September.

The Council is currently working with Lancaster University to evaluate the impact of the Festivals and Events that it supported this year, research that will be used to help make funding decisions for 2013. They're also keen to speak to businesses interested in sposoring the programme.

• Application forms for funding may be obtained from the Town Clerk, David Croxall by telephoning (01524) 422929 or by email at, or from the Town Council’s website at The closing date for applications is Friday 7th September 2012.