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Community Government Politics Stormont

UUP Welcomes Additional Energy Support Package

East Belfast Ulster Unionist MLA, Andy Allen MBE, has welcomed the announcement of additional funding to provide intervention to households affected by soaring energy costs. Mr Allen said: “I welcome the announcement that the Executive have approved £55 million in funding to provide an energy support payment to households affected by soaring energy costs. “At […]

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Community Upper Bann

MP to Launch Church Funding Directory

A comprehensive directory of funding opportunities for churches and faith-based organisations is to be launched next week by local Member of Parliament, Carla Lockhart. Ahead of the launch event, Carla Lockhart said: “Our local churches and faith-based groups are a vitally important part of the fabric of our community. Whilst their primary purpose is to evangelise, the […]

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Community Upper Bann Westminster

Groups Urged to Apply for Platinum Jubilee Funding

Member of Parliament for Upper Bann, Carla Lockhart, has urged community groups and other voluntary organisations to apply for grant funding from Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council to host events to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen. Carla Lockhart said: “The celebration of the Platinum Jubilee will be a wonderful occasion right across […]

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Politics

£1.9 million Fisheries Grants Support Scheme Launched

Fisheries Minister Edwin Poots MLA has launched a grants support scheme for local fishing businesses worth £1.9million. The Maritime and Fisheries Fund for Northern Ireland replaces the now fully-committed European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.  Financial support totalling £1.9million for fishing and aquaculture stakeholders is available up to 31 March 2022.  The new funding is designed […]

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Community

Grants Scheme For Community Led Road Safety Initiatives Launched

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has launched the 2021/22 Road Safety (Safe Travel) Grant Scheme. Individuals and community groups can apply for funding of up to £10,000 to develop and deliver local road safety initiatives. Minister Mallon said: “I am delighted to launch the £100,000 2021/22 Road Safety Grant Scheme which aims to support initiatives that not […]

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Sport

£25MILLION SPORTS SUSTAINABILITY FUND AWARDS START TO ISSUE

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has announced that the first funding awards from the £25million Sports Sustainability Fund have issued. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has caused significant financial hardship for the sports sector and this fund was co-designed with the Sporting Codes to help mitigate against the net losses that the sector has suffered. The Minister […]

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Community

INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS TO BE AWARDED A FURTHER £6.9 MILLION

The release of a further £6.9m of funding to almost 1,600 individual artists has been welcomed by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey. The £6.9m is part of the Individual Emergency Resilience Programme (IERP), which is being delivered by the Arts Council on the Department for Communities’ behalf. Individual artists, such as musicians, actors, freelancers and craft […]

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Health

HEALTH MINISTER ANNOUNCES GRANT FUNDING TO IMPROVE DENTAL PATIENT THROUGHPUT

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced funding of £1.5million to help improve patient throughput at dental surgeries in Northern Ireland. The risk of Coronavirus transmission in dental practices has been minimised using strict infection control measures but these have significantly reduced the number of patients that dentists can see each day. The new grant scheme […]

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Business Politics

FINANCE MINISTER WELCOMES ADDITIONAL £300 MILLION TOWARDS COVID RESPONSE

Finance Minister, Conor Murphy has welcomed the announcement from Treasury which provides a further £300 million for the Executive which can be used this year or carried forward into the 2021/2022 financial year. Commenting Conor Murphy said: “I welcome this additional £300 million which will be used towards our Covid-19 response. “Along with Finance Ministers […]

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Politics

MALLON ANNOUNCES OPENING OF SECOND FINANCIAL SUPPORT SCHEME FOR TAXI-DRIVERS

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has opened a second financial support scheme for taxi-drivers. Minister Mallon said: “Coronavirus has caused many challenges across our community, disrupting the lives of all of our citizens and adding hardship for families across Northern Ireland. Many workers and businesses have felt the pain of the restrictions economically. While support has […]