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Bradley confirms £300 million to secure Peace Funding for Northern Ireland

Friday January 11th, 2019

Around £300 million of funding will be committed to projects to support peace in Northern Ireland, the UK Government announced today (Friday January 11th).united_kingdom

The UK Government has committed to contributing millions of pounds to PEACE Plus until 2027, as part of its unwavering commitment to uphold the hard-won peace in Northern Ireland after ‘Brexit’.

PEACE Plus will succeed the current PEACE scheme which has helped promote economic and social progress in Northern Ireland and the border region of Ireland since 1995. The current programme – run with funding from the UK, Ireland and EU – will end in 2020.

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, said:

“This funding will help deliver vital projects on both sides of the Irish border, supporting cooperation and reconciliation and ensuring that generations to come grown up in a more peaceful and stable society.”

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