£18m for Neighbourhood Renewal projects | Newry Times

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Tuesday, May 4th, 2021

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced the allocation of £18.06 million to projects being delivered under “People and Place – a Strategy for Neighbourhood Renewal” in the 2021/22 financial year.


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The funded projects seek to improve key outcomes in areas such as health and wellbeing, community development, education, skills and employability.



Welcoming the investment, Minister Hargey said, “These projects provide services that are designed and delivered within local communities.

“They complement and enhance existing education, health, community safety and other initiatives, to tackle the specific impact that poverty has had on those communities.

“They also provide support for the community and statutory partnership that is at the heart of the People and Place Strategy and Neighbourhood Renewal.


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“I want to thank those involved in delivering these vital projects to those most in need, and look forward to seeing even more projects providing much-needed services in the time ahead.

“The investment provides funding for staff costs, overheads and programme costs in over 300 projects, being delivered by community and statutory bodies in 65 of the most disadvantaged areas and communities.”



One of the funded projects included the Department providing the Southern Health and Social Care Trust with funding of £72,956.43 to deliver the Craigavon Health Improvement Project.




This project provides health improvement programmes for the residents in the Craigavon’s Neighbourhood Renewal Areas areas of Brownlow, Lurgan and North West Portadown.

Funding supports a Promoting Well-Being Support Worker and programme costs.



Neighbourhood Renewal funding will allow the project to provide health education and awareness initiatives and treatment services; working with local communities to tackle health inequalities in a way that allows individuals to take responsibility for their personal health and wellbeing, and ensuring that the activity will be maintained beyond the life of this project.


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