A group based in Ulverston have received funding in the nick of time to go ahead with a year-long project.

Mycelium Thinking CIC, a not-for-profit organisation, have now got the resources to organise their 'Flourishing Furness' project.

This will help further support Another Fine Fest and other events across Cumbria towards carbon neutrality.

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Founders Rema Gifford and Dave Crossley said: "This is going to be our biggest project yet, and for circumstances outside of anyone's control, the funding came far later than expected.

"We've been massively underway with mega swift planning but thought it might be time to share the news."

Mycelium Thinking's overall goal is based around the encouragement of creative approaches to environmental issues.

Away from their carbon neutral goals, the project will create a new 'Flourishing Festival' programme, support a range of community groups, and develop local skills in native mushroom conservation and growing.

The first part of the scheme will focus research into the impacts of and the opportunities in the local arts and culture sector.

"We'll work with local scientists to gather baseline information on emissions and opportunities," the founders explained.

"This journey will be continually shared and our knowledge will be compiled in a final short E-book, which will be free and available to all."

The second part of the project will build up to their free 'Flourishing Festival in June, working in collaboration with other community groups.

Funding will also be provided to support artists who are engaging with themes that fall into the 'flourishing' mindset.

Following this, a planned Autumn series of eco-workshops will promote activities designed to reduce emissions, utilise local surplus, and teach people in the area about mushroom growing.

This will all culminate in another rendition of the groups 'Planting and Dancing' events, in which people can enjoy live music and help to create a wildflower meadow.