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McCartney welcomes multimillion SIF funding for Derry projects

2 October, 2015 - by Raymond McCartney


Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed the the announcement of funding from the Social Investment Fund for three projects in Derry. 

Mr McCartney said; 

"This announcement of funding from the Social Investment Fund for three projects in Derry is good news for the city. 

"Alongside approximately £1.5million for the Brandywell, £1.2 million for Leafair Park and £600,000 for Pearse's GAC have also been announced. 

"A letter of offer has been sent to Derry City and Strabane District Council outlining the funding. 

"This is addition to the £3.3 million already announced for the Community Work Programme and the £2.8 million for play park facilities across the city by deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. 

"That brings the total invested in Derry through the Social Investment Fund to £9 million to tackle depravition and inequality. 

"The funding for the Brandywell stadium is particularly welcome for the much needed redevelopment of the facility and the wider area."

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