Strathfoyle Village receives funding boost

John Hunter, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Social Development, has announced a funding package of more than £515,000 to develop Strathfoyle village centre in Londonderry.

Unveiling the package during a visit to the northwest city, the Secretary congratulated Strathfoyle Village Centre Ltd and Chairperson, Sylvia Moran, on their drive, determination and imagination in bringing forward the project.

He said: “This centre will not only provide much needed facilities for the area but will also become a focal point and the heart of Strathfoyle Village.

“I am delighted that my Department, in partnership with the International Fund for Ireland, has been able to provide funding for this imaginative project.

“It is the latest in a series of developments supported by the Fund’s Community Economic Regeneration Scheme that are having a major positive impact on disadvantaged areas in this city and across the Province."

Speaking at the launch of the project, International Fund for Ireland Board Member, Helen Kirkpatrick, added: “The project has considerable potential to contribute to the social and economic regeneration of this area. It will provide employment opportunities, improve the local environment and underpin and enhance the already valuable work which the Strathfoyle Community Association has carried out in the area."

The project is being supported jointly by the Department for Social Development through the Londonderry Development Office and the International Fund for Ireland.


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