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Council may give more cash to 2020 programme

Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 10:34am

Story by Siobhan Holliman
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Council may give more cash to 2020 programme

Galway 2020 CEO Patricia Philbin.

Council may give more cash to 2020 programme

Galway 2020 CEO Patricia Philbin.

THE CEO of Galway County Council hasn’t ruled out asking the authority to allocate further funds to Galway 2020, the European Capital of Culture project.

Key members of the Galway 2020 team addressed County Council members in County Hall on Monday and overall received a positive response and their ongoing support.

Galway County Council was initially asked to allocate €6 million to support the roll out of the Galway 2020 programme but this was reduced to €2 million. CEO of Galway 2020 Patricia Philbin outlined the current funding revenue secured for the budget.

The Department of Arts has provided €15 million, Galway City Council €6 million and Galway County Council €2 million, and she was confident that a further €1.5 million will be approved in EU funding.

 

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