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Sinn Féin welcome assurances over the continuation of Bright Start funding

1 March, 2018 - by Catherine Kelly

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Children and Young People Catherine Kelly has welcomed assurances over the continuation of Bright Start funding.

Speaking after a positive meeting with officials from The Executive Office and Department of Education today the West Tyrone MLA said:

“Bright Start initiatives, play a vital role in addressing child poverty and provide children with access to essential child development opportunities so I welcome the fact that both Departments were able to provide assurances over this essential funding.

“While this news is welcome, in the longer term mire organizations should be able to benefit from the Bright Start funding stream. 

“Lessons should be learned from this pilot so that the services provided to children and families is further enhanced, access to funding is improved and levels of bureaucracy reduced."

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