28th June 2016

If you have an idea for an event or activity or already have something planned, it may qualify for a Discover Cumbria grant. We're placing an emphasis on events and activies that help Cumbria get back on its feet after the flooding in some way, eg bring in visitors and spend. We will favour events being held in or near flood hit areas, especially the Keswick, Appleby, Kendal and Glenridding areas but will consider applications from anywhere in the county.

If you think your event may qualify or want to discuss an idea, follow the link for more information, application guidance and contact information.

2016 Discover Cumbria Grants information

We've just confirmed funding for 'The Lake District by Night'... Dates still to be confirmed.

"The Lake District by Night"-  Pop-up Exhibition & Activities

"The Lake District by Night Experience".  A combination of pop-up photography exhibitions and night time themed activities for families in locations close to the pop-up exhibitions.

Night time in its natural form is something both children and adults are becoming increasingly remote from in our society. People's experience of night time is largely being indoors in a lit room, disconnected from the primordial darkness outside.

That is a loss. Areas such as the Lake District are magical places where night time presents an entirely different mood and atmosphere to daytime. Sights, sounds and sensations treat us to a completely different perspective on an otherwise familiar world.

Flood recovery

Recent flooding has had a negative impact on local communities and businesses reliant on tourism. Events that celebrate and promote the area in a positive light are more vital than ever. This project is an innovative and imaginative way to contribute towards rebuilding a positive view of our area.

Helping people see and experience the landscape in a different way will fire their imagination. By emphasising the magical qualities of the night time in the Lake District we can help to start to replace the negative images of the flooding in people's minds.