10/07/2015

Over £1m Secured For Early Years Fund

Over £1 million in funding has been secured for the Early Years Fund.

The Fund, which supports 153 early years organisations across Northern Ireland, will use the funding to ensure current services continue until March 2016.

Education Minister John O'Dowd confirmed £1.1m in funding.
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Minister O'Dowd said: "Over recent months I have emphasised that supporting early years education was a priority. Since setting the budget in March, I committed to finding funding for early years organisations that had been affected by the reduced budget for the Early Years Fund.

"I am therefore relieved and delighted to now be in a position to offer additional funding that will secure existing services until March 2016."

(CD/JP)

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