Council approve grants

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Community groups in Antrim are set to receive a boost after Antrim Borough Council approved 36 applications for financial assistance.

At last Thursday’s Development and Leisure Committee meeting members agreed to approve the eligible applications which together are seeking a total of £49,210.46 of funding from the council.

Opening the comments at the meeting, Councillor Neil Kelly welcomed the decision to approve funding for Antrim Festival Group, he said: “I am delighted to see Antrim Festival Group on it.”

SDLP Councillor Brian Duffin said: “All these groups need help and there are quite a number of groups getting help and that’s to be welcomed.”

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