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£105k funding boost for Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon | Newry City News

Justice Minister Naomi Long has announced that Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon are set to benefit from £105k from the Assets Recovery Community Scheme.


£105k funding boost for Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon | Newry City News


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

The money allocated will go towards preventing re-offending, preventing domestic violence/violence against women & girls, preventing anti-social behaviour/intergenerational projects, and cybercrime prevention.

The groups awarded funding are:

    The Right Key – £74k

    PSNI Lurgan – £25.5k

    Lismore College Craigavon – £3k

    Seven Derrys Youth Club – £2.7k


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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.

“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 Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon 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.


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

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

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