For the last seven years the Town Council has invested heavily into the boosting the town’s Festival programme.
The Council contributes 30% of its annual budget to supporting Festivals and Events, on the basis that this supports the local business economy and assists in making the town a more pleasant and vibrant place to live and work.
Decisions were made via three tier process.
The first stage involves a Panel comprising of Councillors and external independent professional advisers.
The Council would like thank the independent external advisers who contributed to this process.
This year the following funding awards were made:
One Man Band Shebang NEW EVENT £2,000
Bonfire Spectacular NEW EVENT £2,000.00
Morecambe Music Festival NEW EVENT £1,100
Seaside Sculpture Day £3,000.00
Nice n Sleazy £3,500.00
A Splendid Day Out £10,000.00
Seaside Specialized NEW EVENT £900.00
Promenade Concert Orchestra £2,000.00
More Music – West End Festival £2,000.00
More Music – Lantern Festival £1,500.00
Vintage Festival £18,000.00
Bare Christmas Festival £600
For more information and dates of the events, please see our Events Calendar
In addition to Council has agreed to set aside a sum of £5,000 to allow a comprehensive publicity to take part nationally and regionally, promoting Morecambe’s Festivals and Events programme in 2017/18.
The Council had many difficult decisions to make as its budget did not allow all applicants to be supported. It should be remembered that as a Parish Council, the Council has a limited annual budget of £180,000 and has not increased Council Tax since it was established in 2009. Despite this the Council was able to continue to support some of the towns established festivals which attract significant numbers of visitors already to the town.
The Council would like to thank all organisers for their applications and to acknowledge the tireless work of the many volunteers in the town who work hard to organise these festivals and events.
Any Questions should be directed to David Croxall, Clerk to the Council at email@example.com or by telephone (01524) 422929