Revealed: Over 20 Tipperary arts groups share €33,400 in grants from Council

Noel Dundon

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Noel Dundon

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Many theatres have been empty these past few weeks but Tipperary County Council is still offering support to groups

Grants have been announced by Arts Officer Melanie

Tipperary County Council Arts Officer Melanie Scott has announced the Arts Grants for 2020 which amounted to €33,400 divided between 25 groups at the monthly meeting of the council in Clonmel.

Stating that grants of €500 were included for many groups who were unable to host their events due to Covid-19 restrictions, The Arts Officer acknowledged the very difficult time many groups are going through right now as a result of the lockdown restrictions. 
“We are announcing them later than usual because of the delays with Covid-19 but nonetheless there are 25 groups included in the €33,400 allocation, subject to adherence to guidelines of course,” Melanie Scott said.


Tipperary County Council Arts Officer, Melanie Scott

The grants range in size from €500 - €4,000 and they were welcomed by many members.
The groups awarded are:
(€500 category)
Cashel Choral and Dramatic Society
Scoil Ailbhe Thurles
Dementia Friendly Choir Thurles and Templemore
Uproar Rock Chorus Clonmel
Thurles Musical Society
Cahir Comhaltas
Fionn MacCumhaill Players Mullinahone Fethard
Newport Musical Society
Creative Minds Productions, Clonmel

Dreamtime Theatre Anacarthy (€600)
Conradh na Gaeilge, Aonach Urmhumhann (€650)

(€1,000 allocations)
Nenagh Players
Aras Mhuire Day Care Centre, Nenagh

Clontempo Choir, Clonmel €1,200
Nenagh Ormond Brass Band €1,200
Irish Wheelchair Association Roscrea €1,400
Nenagh Community Training Centre €1,450
Burncourt Community Council €1,500
Nenagh Choral Society €1,800
Tipperary Musical Society €1,800
Roscrea Musical Society €1,800
Youth Work Ireland Tipperary €2,000
Cloughjordon Circus Club €3,500
Nenagh Arts Centre €4,000
South Tipp Arts Centre €4,000