Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Belfast City Council provides million pound windfall for community projects

Dale Harrison from Ballysillan Community Forum joins local councillors Gareth McKee, Lydia Patterson and Lee Reynolds to celebrate the news that Belfast City Council is to supply £44,000 towards refurbishment works at the centre as part of its Local Investment Fund.
Dale Harrison from Ballysillan Community Forum joins local councillors Gareth McKee, Lydia Patterson and Lee Reynolds to celebrate the news that Belfast City Council is to supply £44,000 towards refurbishment works at the centre as part of its Local Investment Fund

Community groups in Belfast have been awarded over a million pounds thanks to a major financial boost from Belfast City Council.

A total of 20 regeneration projects received funding of £1.25 million as part of a £5 million pot set aside for the Local Investment Fund.

Groups are to benefit from funding of between £15,000 and £250,000.

The cash has been earmarked to help areas across the city, with a further £490,000 allocated for the Shankill area.

Lord Mayor Gavin Robinson said the investment was a "significant milestone".

"We were conscious that many of our schemes were major city wide projects and we need to invest in smaller local schemes that would make a significant and direct difference to the lives of our ratepayers," he said.

"All the schemes that will receive funding today have been brought forward by council members – and hopefully will underline the importance of elected representatives delivering for their local communities."

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