Who we are

Great Place: Lakes and Dales is one of 16 pilot projects in England funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.

It is focused on the rural corridor linking Skipton in the south and Grasmere in the north, including the market towns and rural hinterlands, extending into both the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks.

Project team

Emily Wilson

Creative Economy consultant

Karen Merrifield

Business Relations consultant

Jael Williams

Business Relations consultant

France-Leigh Hadrysiak

Creative Economy consultant

Richard Dowson

Placemaking consultant

Shaun and Beth Nixon

Digital consultants

Manon Keir

Programme Officer

Lindsey Hebden

Programme Manager

Managed via the Consortium of Partnership Organisations, which is made up of additional funding partners including Craven District Council (lead authority), South Lakeland District Council, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and Lake District National Park Authority. Strategic delivery is managed by a creative board which includes additional cultural organisations.

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