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McCann announces £926,000 for young people in west Belfast

18 November, 2015 - by Jennifer McCann


Sinn Féin MLA and Junior Minister Jennifer McCann has announced £926,000 from the Social Investment Fund to transform the lives of young people in west Belfast. 

Ms McCann said: 

"This £926,000 funding from the Social Investment Fund will help transform the lives of young people in west Belfast. 

"It will be used to support young people at risk of youth offending or anti-social behaviour. 

"Sometimes people can make the wrong decisions but everyone deserves another chance. 

"This project is about understanding the people involved, encouraging their best qualities and promoting new opportunities.

"I congratulate the Belfast West Steering Group and everyone involved for their vision and commitment. The local community is best placed to identify the help and assistance the area needs and this scheme is proof of that.

"This project will build trust and improve relationships. It will help all the young people involved develop new skills that will help develop their confidence, motivation and ambition for a new, positive future for all.”

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