First Minister, Rt Hon Arlene Foster has launched a £700,000 Social Investment Fund to help fund community facilities in Fermanagh, Strabane, Omagh and Limavady areas.
The project will provide financial assistance to voluntary groups of up to £20,000 to develop and improve the infrastructure of community buildings.
Speaking at the launch in Omagh, Mrs Foster said, “I very much welcome the launch of the SIF Community Premises Project which means that over £700,000 is now available across the council areas of Omagh, Fermanagh, Strabane and Limavady to improve and upgrade buildings used to provide services for local communities.
“The Northern Ireland Executive introduced the Social Investment Fund to allow communities to bring about change for themselves. It is focused on working together to empower communities to identify their own needs and develop proposals to address them in partnership.
“This announcement is tangible evidence of the Executive being able to deliver improved facilities for local people West of the Bann in the very near future and means that community organisations will have the opportunity to become self-sustaining, giving them more scope to provide a wider range of activities.
“I commend everyone who has been involved in bringing this project of fruition.”
Note – The constituency office of Arlene Foster MLA are able to provide support and assist those wishing to apply for this grant. The office can be contacted on 028 6632 0722.