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£43k funding boost for Newry and Mourne | Newry City News

Newry and Mourne is set to benefit from £43k from the Assets Recovery Community Scheme, Justice Minister Naomi Long has announced.


£43k funding boost for Newry and Mourne | Newry City News


A number of community and voluntary organisations in the Newry and Mourne Council area have been awarded funding from the 2024-2027 Assets Recovery Community Scheme (ARCS).

The money allocated will go towards community safety and preventing child sexual exploitation.

The groups awarded funding are:

    Newry Street Unite – £7.3k

    Southern Health and Social Care Trust – £36k

Minister Long says, “The ARCS funding is giving back to the communities that are known to suffer at the hands of criminals who prey on the vulnerable for their own financial gain.


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“By going after their proceeds of crime, we can deprive these criminals of their ill-gotten gains and take the profit out of their heinous lifestyle and from lining their own pockets.

“The funding will go towards making communities in Newry and Mourne safer by preventing crime and reducing fear of crime in communities. 

“Criminals do not protect their communities. 

“They are only vested in profit for themselves.”

The funding awarded aims to improve the lives of people living in these districts and also benefit communities by tackling crime and reducing the fear of crime, and helping the environment.

The funding will be allocated over a three-year period.

Since the scheme’s introduction in 2012, over £ 9 million has been distributed to a wide range of projects across Northern Ireland.


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This demonstrates the hard work and dedication of the justice agencies, who work tirelessly to halt and disrupt criminals’ benefit from their ill-gotten gains.

The ARCS budget is derived from confiscation orders, which may be made following a criminal conviction to recover the proceeds of crime.

In addition, a number of projects that were allocated funding under the current Scheme operate on a Northern Ireland-wide basis and are having a positive impact on the lives of people across many geographical areas.

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