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McMullan welcomes Heart of the Glens funding

29 March, 2019

Glens Sinn Féin candidate, Oliver McMullan has welcomed conformation of Council funding for the Heart of the Glens Festival.

Oliver McMullan said:

“For the first time the Heart of the Glens Festival will receive the full amount applied for through the Large and Small Events Grant fund.

“Sinn Féin ensured the Council urgently reviewed the criteria after one of the longest running festivals in the district was set to receive no funding following last month’s Leisure and Development Committee meeting. 

“While all other parties were prepared to accept the recommendation of no funding due to a more stringent criteria, Sinn Féin insisted that officers present alternative options to the Council that would ensure vital community events, such as Heart of the Glens Festival, would continue to get support. 

“Those alternative options were presented to the Council this week and I welcome the fact that other parties have belatedly decided to follow our lead and opted for an alternative proposal which means the Heart of the Glens Festival will now get the full amount of funding it applied for.

“This is a good outcome for those involved in the festival, for people living in the Glens and for those who visit this area every summer to enjoy the annual event.”  

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