Robinson and McGuinness Announce £58 Million Investment

First Minister the Rt. Hon. Peter D. Robinson MLA and the deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA have announced a £58million investment to deliver improved services for parents, shared education and support for people with dementia and their carers.

The total value of the three programmes is £58.45million, with over £33million provided by the Northern Ireland Executive and £24.65million by Atlantic Philanthropies. The programmes will be led by DHSSPS and the Department of Education.

Commenting on the announcement Education Minister John O’Dowd said: “Shared education can significantly contribute to improving educational outcomes and, in doing so, contribute to a more reconciled society. This additional funding will provide the opportunity to increase significantly the numbers of children and young people participating in Shared Education.”

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