A Londonderry peformance collective has expressed delight at the reinstatement of £1m to the Northern Ireland Events Fund.
In Your Space said: “This means Carnival of Colours and many, many other top-class events and Festivals across Northern Ireland have the chance to go ahead in 2015/2016.
“This decision has been made in no small part due to the relentless campaigning of organisations and their supporters.
“We would like to thank everyone for their support and their kind words in relation to Carnival of Colours and other events.
“We are by no means out of the woods in terms of funding for 2015 but this is a very, very positive step forward.”