One year resbite for Laganside events

Festival of Fools

Festival of Fools

Earlier this week we posted about the removal of the Laganside Events Grant without any prior consultation with the groups who have applied for funding in recent years.

Today there is some good news.

The Finance Minister Sammy Wilson has found £200,000 in the budget and the DSD is providing an extra £50,000 for one year.

By the looks of things the organisations that run events in the Catherdral Quarter and elsewhere will need toi find fresh funding and sponsors for 2013-14 and onwards but at least there will be funding to put on the events this year some of which were as early as April having only 7 weeks notice of the grant ending at the end of April.

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