South Kesteven District Council plans to axe funding for festivals including Stamford Georgian Festival, Gravity Fields Festival in Grantham and Deepings Literary Festival

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Stamford Mercury

By maddy.baillie@iliffepublishing.co.uk (Maddy Baillie) Festivals funded by a council could be axed as part of plans to cut costs. South Kesteven District Council’s new draft budget has thrown plans for the biennial Stamford Georgian Festival up in the air. A proposal has been made to scrap the £80,000 pot of money put aside each year which funds festivals across the district. Coun Kelham Cooke (Con – Casewick), leader of South Kesteven District Council, said: “Council-run festivals used to receive quite substantial funding from the Arts Council but the funding has changed which means it doesn…

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