Penrith Lottery serves up funding for Penrith Food and Farming Festival

The Pride in Penrith Lottery’s latest grant of £1,500 has been awarded to the Eden Food and Farming Festival. The week-long event, based in Penrith, was anchored by the Penrith on a Plate event on Saturday 20th July – a celebration of local food and a day of education, exploration and fun. 

The grant from the Lottery went towards funding for the festival’s key components, from facilities and infrastructure to the day’s entertainment. The Food and Farming Festival was designed to be a fun day out for all the family, whilst showcasing the best in local food and produce. Music, street entertainment and activities all provided a backdrop to a large number of local food stalls and related educational activities. It was the hope of the organisers that the whole community would benefit from the event and that a significant number of people would be attracted into the town for the benefit of all traders. The Festival also provided a critical educational element, designed to raise people’s awareness of local food and how it is produced.

Peter Ward, from the Food and Farming Festival, comments, 
“The event attracted many people into the town, bringing many benefits to local traders as well as promoting Penrith as a destination of choice. All of this wouldn’t have been possible without the help and support of local organisations such as the Pride in Penrith Lottery.”

As well as providing grants to various charities and organisations in the area, the Pride in Penrith Lottery also gives lucky Penrith residents the chance to win fantastic prizes in their weekly draws and also in special draws throughout the year. The next special draw will take place at Penrith Agricultural Show on 27th July. 

The Pride in Penrith Lottery only continues to thrive with the support of its members.  It costs less than £2 a week to join the Lottery and all the money raised helps support projects and events in Penrith.  You can join online at or fill out an application form which can be found in local shops and through the sales agents (Maggie’s Bakery, The Wine House of Penrith, Booths, Angel Lane Chippy, Sandgate Friary and Town Head Chip shop.)