23/07/2014

£3.3m Scheme Addresses Long-Term Unemployment

SDLP Derry City Councillor Brian Tierney has welcomed the announcement of a £3.3m scheme to up-skill young Derry people who are in long term unemployment.

Funding for the Community Work Programme has been delivered by the Social Investment Fund, it was announced at a launch in the Greater Shantallow Area Partnership office.

Cllr Tierney said: "I would like to welcome this £3.3m initiative supported by the Social Investment Fund to provide support to 18-24 year-olds in long term unemployment in some of the most deprived areas of Derry.

"I wish to congratulate the Greater Shantallow Area Partnership on securing the funding to deliver this very worthwhile programme. The Community Work Programme will be a boost to Derry's skills base and help off-set our high levels of unemployment as it will provide mentoring and educational support for a minimum of 100 young people in long-term unemployment."

(CD)

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