Monday, September 06, 2021

The Peace Plus programme

On Saturday the Northern Ireland Secretary announced that the UK will be investing more than £730  million into the new PEACE PLUS programme to fund and support peace and prosperity across Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland.

  • PEACE PLUS comes at a critical time and as in previous PEACE programmes will support initiatives aimed at peace, reconciliation and fostering cohesion across all communities in Northern Ireland and the border counties of Ireland.
     
  • The UK government remains deeply committed to our obligations as set out in the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement and the institutions it created. That is why the government is investing more than £730 million into the PEACE PLUS programme and continue to support the work of the Special EU Programmes Body which oversees the programme. 
     
  • This delivers in full on the commitments the government has made, and backed by a majority UK contribution of almost 75 per cent of the total budget, this will ensure PEACE PLUS will have the maximum impact for the people of Northern Ireland.

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