West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Doherty welcomes £1m funding announcement for North West

Published: 5 November, 2014

West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty has welcomed the announcement from Culture Minister, Carál NiChuilín that a further £1 million of funding will be going towards the City of Culture legacy projects.

Speaking after the announcement the local MP said,

"I welcome the announcement from DCAL minister Caral NiChuilin that £1million has been awarded to the North West to enable a cultural programme of activity to enhance the impact and momentum from the City of Culture, focusing on community based cultural activity, non-traditional pathways to learning and building capacity across the wider North West including Strabane.

It is now incumbent on all of those involved in legacy projects to ensure that we get the maximum benefit from this funding for those whom it is intended - the young people in the most disadvantaged areas.

"It is reassuring that Ministers NíChuilín and O'Dowd's Departments are collaborating in this project to deliver programmes that will highlight the advantages of continuing education as well as provision for projects that will allow our youth to reach their full potential in arts, culture, creative industry and multi-media pathways."