Sugden welcomes £1.45m regeneration

East Londonderry MLA Claire Sugden has welcomed the allocation of £1.45m to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council as part of a fund to help Northern Ireland recover from COVID-19.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 3:27 pm
Claire Sugden

A total of £19.3m has been allocated via the COVID-19 Recovery Revitalisation Programme across all council areas.

“Anything that helps people, businesses and organisations recover from the effects of COVID and the resulting lockdowns is to welcomed,” Ms Sugden said.

“The recipients of the funding are not yet clear as the council is still processing grant applications, but hopefully a wide range of initiatives will benefit from this, across the length and breadth of the area.

“Organisations have been seriously affected, with many unable to access any help whatsoever. This funding should go some way to help fill those gaps and ensure the survival and recovery of vulnerable groups.”

Of the £1.45m, the Department for Communities contributed £779,000, the Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs £276,000 and the Department for Infrastructure £395,000.