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£100,000 cut from Lancashire County Council arts fund

ARTS projects funding from Lancashire County Council has been slashed by £100,000 for 2013/14.

Arts groups will be able to bid for a share of the cash from January 7 to February 18, with decisions made by the end of March.

Paul Kelly, arts development manager at the county council, said: “The reduction in funding has now been confirmed as £100,000. This will leave an arts budget of £326,000 for 2012/13.

“Of this amount, £277,107 has already been allocated within the two-year grant offers made in 2012/13.”

However, around £5,000 which went unallocated from 2012/13 has been added to the budget, and funding for the Lancashire Sinfonietta has ended, leaving a total of almost £200,000.

Mr Kelly said: “The budget for Lancashire Sinfonietta in 2012/13 was £144,000. However, now it is an independent organisation this budget will now beamalgamated with arts development, and not ring-fenced.”

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10:20am Wed 2 Jan 13

George.White.Bread says...

Total waste of money. This tax payers money should be spent of improving basic services that everybody will benefit from.
Total waste of money. This tax payers money should be spent of improving basic services that everybody will benefit from. George.White.Bread
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10:20am Wed 2 Jan 13

2 for 5p says...

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Paul Kelly, arts development manager at the county council, said: “The reduction in funding has now been confirmed as £100,000. This will leave an arts budget of £326,000 for 2012/13.

What's wrong Paul £326,000 not enough for you to salt away.
Given we are in ressesion I'm suprized you've got that.
Quote: Paul Kelly, arts development manager at the county council, said: “The reduction in funding has now been confirmed as £100,000. This will leave an arts budget of £326,000 for 2012/13. What's wrong Paul £326,000 not enough for you to salt away. Given we are in ressesion I'm suprized you've got that. 2 for 5p
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11:07am Wed 2 Jan 13

germanshep123 says...

These are the cuts we should be making. Im amazed they are still gettting any funding at all !
These are the cuts we should be making. Im amazed they are still gettting any funding at all ! germanshep123
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8:23pm Wed 2 Jan 13

rilistic says...

If that's the price of protecting services to vulnerable people then so be it.
If that's the price of protecting services to vulnerable people then so be it. rilistic
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