Minister Hargey confirms additional funding for councils | Newry Times

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Monday, April 12th, 2021

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has confirmed she has allocated a further £4m to councils.


Minister Hargey confirms additional funding for councils - Newry Times - Newry Council


The announcement brings the amount of Rates Support Grant to councils for 2020/21 to a total of £22.3m.



Out of that total, Newry, Mourne and Down Council will receive £373,838.

Minister Hargey said, “This further £4m payment in Rates Support Grant for 2020/21 will be of great assistance to councils as they continue to work to support their local communities.

“In addition, I have also demonstrated my support to councils throughout the pandemic having provided additional Covid-19 funding of £85.3m throughout 2020/21.



“Local government have played such an instrumental role throughout the pandemic and I thank them for their hard work.

“The ‘Councils Make it Happen’ campaign by NILGA clearly demonstrates the very active and important role of local government which has been vitally important in the past year and will continue to be as we recover from the social and economic impacts of the pandemic.”

A Rates Support Grant provides financial support to eligible councils whose needs exceed their wealth as determined by statutory formula. 

Seven of the 11 councils are eligible.




Keep up to date with all the latest Northern Ireland Coronavirus / Covid-19 news HERE.


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