€46,213.50 in funding under the LEADER Programme, has been approved by the Department of Rural and Community Development, Senator Maura Hopkins has said.

Senator Hopkins stated, “My colleague, Minister Michael Ring has informed me that he is making these funds available in order to allow for the installation of a new gas boiler along with kitchen and toilet upgrades.”

“I have been working closely with the committee of Ballinasloe Town Theatre Ltd. over a number of years in order to support them to secure increased funding for their renovation project.”

“Having attended many events in the Town Hall, I have seen massive progression in the renovation project. This funding will allow them to move to the next stage of their renovations.”

“There is such potential in Ballinasloe for the Town Hall to develop into a real creative hub for a variety of arts. The progress made to date is a testament to the work of the volunteer led committee who have a real vision for the future use of this space.”

Senator Hopkins concluded, “I continue to work closely with Minister Michael Ring to ensure that increased levels of funding for communities across Roscommon and Galway. It is crucial that we continue to support projects such as the Town Hall in communities across the region.”