£21.9million funding for local councils through Rate Support Grant | Newry Times

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Wednesday, January 26th, 2022
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Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey will provide an additional £10million funding for Councils Rates Support Grant bringing it to £21.9million for 2021/22.


£21.9million funding for local councils through Rate Support Grant | Newry Times - newry newspaper


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



Seven of the 11 councils are eligible.

Minister Hargey says, “I am delighted to be able to confirm that the Rates Support Grant has been bolstered by additional funding, bringing it to £21.9m.

“This is on top of the £102m my department has made available to councils over the pandemic.

“The additional funding to the Rates Support Grant will be welcomed by the eligible councils and greatly assist them in delivering the important services that they provide to ratepayers. 



“I will be engaging with councils on this additional funding before rates are set in February so they can factor this into their considerations.

“I will continue to work closely with local councils to protect the important work they do,” the Minister adds.


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