The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Friday) said that three arts organisations in Cavan and Monaghan are set to benefit from funding of €14,500. Minister Humphreys is allocating the money under her Department’s Small Capital Grants Scheme, which provides grants of up to €10,000 to support arts groups and venues.
“I am very pleased to be able to allocate funding to three groups in Cavan and Monaghan as part of the small grants scheme. The Ramor Theatre will receive €4,099 for new handrails and lighting; St Mary’s Brass and Reed Band in Kingscourt will receive €3,270 for a new piano and IT equipment; and the Cavan and Monaghan ETB will receive €7,140 for a new mobile storage unit for St Bricin’s in Belturbet, so local arts groups can use the building.
“This small grants scheme is designed to directly support arts groups and venues, which are so important to our cultural life. More than 180 applications were received by my Department, which demonstrates the high level of demand for this worthwhile scheme.
“This round of funding will provide small capital grants of up to €10,000 each to over 60 organisations, for help them deliver arts and culture to their communities. This small grants scheme is a very important way of providing direct support to local arts groups, which contribute so much to the vibrancy of communities nationwide.
“The economic recovery has allowed me to increase funding to the arts this year, and it is important that our arts and cultural sector continues to benefit as the recovery takes hold.”