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Marina celebration awarded £1,000 grant from Allerdale

Harrington Hilary

An event to celebrate the role a popular marina plays in community life has been handed a funding boost thanks to a £1,000 grant from Allerdale Borough Council.

The Council has awarded £1,000 to the Celebration Harrington Marina day through its Festivals and Events fund.

Helping to develop festivals and other community-based events that will enhance the arts and cultural offering in the borough is a key aspiration of the Council. To help those events flourish the Council has a special fund designed to support such events with grants of up to £2,000. In total, 12 local events have been supported.

The showcase will take place on Sunday, August 25 and has been put together to celebrate Harrington Marina obtaining village green status earlier this year.

The day will feature visits from the coastguard as well as live music, a fun fair, various competitions, dance exhibitions and more.

Mark Jenkinson, deputy leader and executive member responsible for economic growth, said: “We are delighted to be able to support a variety of events throughout the year with one of our grants. Festivals and events like the Celebration Harrington Marina are great ways to get the community together and help encourage visitors to the area, which in turn boosts spirits and the economy.”

Allerdale councillors for Harrington Herbert Briggs and Hilary Harrington are helping to organise the event.

Cllr Harrington said: “We are very grateful for the grant of £1,000 to help with this special celebration day. We’re hoping it will be a great day and show Harrington Marina as a great place to spend time.”

There will also be a bar and food served on the day.

* To apply for a grant go to: or email [email protected] for more information.