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22 May 2022

Groups in Longford urged to apply for festival funding grants

First-rate programme of events lined up as Longford prepares for 20th annual Aisling Children Arts Festival

The Aisling Children's Festival is one of the groups that has received funding.

Community groups keen on hosting events and festivals within their local areas are being encouraged to submit proposals under the Rural Development Programme.

Fine Gael Cllr Micheál Carrigy says over €900,000 has been allocated to various projects through the initiative 2014-2020, including a recent €100,000 grant to Dial a Chef in Ballinamuck to expand its kitchen facilities.

Around €5.5m is available for Longford applicants until 2020 and Cllr Carrigy is encouraging people to contact LCRL in order to submit their own respective applications.

He said funding of up to 75 per cent of all advertising, marquee hire and other costs for festivals are eligible with numerous groups having been successful in 2017 and 2018.

The following groups have received grant aid:

* Co Longford Agricultural Show €2,416
* Aisling Children's Festival €3,582
* Lough Ree Angling Festival €5,000
* Cruthu Arts Festival €5,000
* Hype Youth Festival €5,309
* Lough Ree Monster Festival €1,891
* Marquee in Drumlish €8,883
* Two Provinces Triathlon Lanesboro €6,451

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