The UVF wants millions of pounds of Government funds to be ploughed into the east Belfast interface that its members turned into a war-zone last week.
Loyalist chiefs asked for the pay-off after they met with First Minister Peter Robinson on Thursday.
Among the UVF-linked delegation who sat down with the DUP leader was well known east-Belfast loyalist Stephen Matthews.
Sources told Sunday Life that the UVF, blamed on organising the riots during which three people were shot including a 16-year-old boy and press photographer, has its eye on a £4m ‘contested space' funding programme that has yet to be distributed.
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