Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys announced funding for arts groups and theatres in Leitrim last week.

The Dock, in Carrick-on-Shannon will get €8,406 and The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton will receive €10,000.

This funding is being allocated as part of the Small Capital Grants Scheme to support arts groups and venues. More than 60 organisations will benefit, with maximum grants of €10,000 for innovative and creative projects to improve their efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of arts and culture to their communities.

The funding in Leitrim will go towards improvements to floors, lights, equipment.

Fine Gael deputies John Perry and Frank Feighan welcomed the funding allocations for Leitrim.