Sinn Fein Deputy Gerry Adams has welcomed the allocation of over €100,000 by the International Fund for Ireland to the Muirhevnamor Youth Project and the Camlough Community Association.
Gerry Adams said last week: “In a very unique cross-border collaboration the Muirhevnamor Youth Project in Dundalk successfully applied for funding along with Camlough Community Association in South Armagh. Together they have received over €110,000 for a one year project for youth programmes for the area. The Management Committee between Muirhevnamor and Camlough had its first meeting at the end of March to discuss how best to facilitate the Youth Programme.
“The funding has come from the IFI under the Peace Impact Programme. It is an important investment in youth projects straddling the border. It will help resource cross border/cross community programmes and events that aim to build good working relationships and upskill our young people. The programme will run from March 2016 to February of next year and one of its key projects will be the holding of a cross border community safety/community policing conference.
“Providing young people with the opportunity to up-skill and to build relationships with others on either side of the border is very important.”