UK Government announces additional £200m Peace Plus funding

Friday December 18th, 2020

The UK Government will provide over £200 million in additional funding to the Peace Plus programme between now and 2027.

The announcement was made following a meeting of the UK-EUWithdrawal Agreement Joint Committee on Thursday.

The extra funding is on top of the existing commitment by the Government to provide £300 million to the cross-border programme.

The Peace Plus Programme is the successor to the current Peace Programme. It will carry out vital work to promote peace and reconciliation and contribute to the cross-border economic and territorial development of Northern Ireland and the border region of Ireland.

Northern Ireland Secretary, Brandon Lewis, said:

I am delighted to be able to confirm that in addition to the £300 million already committed, the UK Government will provide more than £200 million extra to Peace Plus between now and 2027.

I am confident that the Peace Plus programme will contribute to a more prosperous and stable society in Northern Ireland and the border region.

This is vital work that promotes peace and reconciliation and contributes to the economic development of the region. This is part of our continued commitment to maintaining the gains of the peace process and the Belfast Good Friday Agreement.

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