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Adams welcomes new IFI Funding for cross border Youth Project

28 February, 2017 - by Gerry Adams

Louth Sinn Féin TD Gerry Adams has welcomed the allocation by the International Fund for Ireland of an additional two years of funding for the Muirhevnamor Community Youth Group. The funding is from the Peace Impact Programme. 

Teachta Adams said:

“The unique cross-border co-operation between the Muirhevnamor Youth Project in Dundalk and the Camlough Community Association in South Armagh has been very successful over the last year in organising events which have involved hundreds of young people.

“Last year, the two groups received over €110,000 for a one year project for youth programmes for the area. 

“The IFI has now agreed to fund the joint project for a further two years and facilitate the provision of three part-time jobs. This is a significant vote of confidence in the work of the project.

“The events in 2016 included classes in mental health awareness; road safety; visits to the peace walls in Belfast and confidence building and leadership training. The IFI funding is an important investment that will further help to resource cross border/cross community programmes and events that aim to build good working relationships and upskill our young people.

“This funding and the commitment of the Muirhevnamor Community Youth Group will complement the work going on in the area to build cohesion, good will and opportunities for all during 2017 and 2018.” 

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