West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Sinn Féin delegation meet with SEUPB on funding opportunities for North West

Published: 18 November, 2014

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty and Martina Anderson MEP this week met with the Special European Programmes Body (SEUPB) in Omagh to discuss funding opportunities for the North West.

Speaking after the meeting Pat Doherty said,

"The meeting with SEUPB was extremely useful. One of the main topics on the agenda was potential INTERREG funding opportunities for the Northwest Health Innovation Corridor (NWHIC). NWHIC is a cross-border initiative involving academia and the public and private sectors who have come together with the help of Sinn Féin to establish a health innovation sector in the Northwest. The purpose of NWHIC is to tackle health inequalities and create new jobs and businesses.

"Other issues on the agenda included the Riverine project. The application for this will need to be in by the 2nd quarter of next year. I will be meeting John Kelpie from Strabane-Derry council within the next few weeks to pursue this and ensure it is kept high up on the agend with the councils.

"Cross border corridor groups are vital to ensuring projects such as these are driven and delivered. Martina Anderson MEP, Matt Carthy MEP and I have arranged to meet with these groups next week in Omagh to discuss these further."