Cultural Fund grants subsidies of MOP7.99 mln

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In the first quarter of 2015, the Cultural Fund subsidised some 270 associations and individuals, in the total amount of MOP7.99 million, the Official Gazette showed. Some 28.7 per cent of the total, or MOP2.29 million, was given to 93 associations joining the Resources Training in Cultural and Arts Management Programme, which was established by the Cultural Affairs Bureau in 2014. Meanwhile, the greatest amount that the Fund awarded was MOP250,000, which was received by three respective associations; namely, Macau Designers Association, Own Theatre and Chinese and Western Cultural Creativity Industry Promoting Association. In addition, one resident was granted a subsidy for a Master’s programme and related daily expenses. Industrial & Commercial Fund awards MOP2.8 mln to 14 associations