19/11/2015

Arts Council Funding Reinstated

Funding of £620,000 to the Arts Council has been reinstated.

The funding will now be passed on to the 32 arts organisations and £320,000 to Sport NI.

The Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Carál Ní Chuilín, said she was delighted with the announcement.

She said: "I pledged to do my utmost to secure additional funding so that some or all of this money could be reinstated.

"I made a strong case for the reinstatement of this money and I am pleased that the Finance Minister, Arlene Foster, took this into account when making reallocations during November Monitoring.

"I thank her for listening to the arguments which I made. As a result £940,000 has been secured and I know that this will be welcomed."

(CD/JP)

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