Social Investment Fund announces £3.3m boost for Derry

Fri, 02/10/2015 - 11:59 -- Editor

The Social Investment Fund is to deliver over £3m in funding for three projects in Derry. 

The funding consists of £1.5million for the Brandywell, £1.2 million for Leafair Park and £600,000 for Pearse's GAC.

Welcoming the funding, Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney said; 

"This announcement of funding from the Social Investment Fund for three projects in Derry is good news for the city.

"Alongside approximately £1.5million for the Brandywell, £1.2 million for Leafair Park and £600,000 for Pearse's GAC have also been announced. 

"A letter of offer has been sent to Derry City and Strabane District Council outlining the funding. 

"This is addition to the £3.3 million already announced for the Community Work Programme and the £2.8 million for play park facilities across the city by deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.

"That brings the total invested in Derry through the Social Investment Fund to £9 million to tackle depravation and inequality.

"The funding for the Brandywell stadium is particularly welcome for the much needed redevelopment of the facility and the wider area."