The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has described a multi-million pound funding announcement as a timely and welcome boost for the area.
Causeway Coast and Glens is set to receive £72m capital funding from the investment package after the Executive agreed to match fund the British Government’s Growth Deal allocation.
The Growth Deal capital fund will be used to support digital and innovation projects. The Executive investment will focus additional funding on supporting Infrastructure, tourism and regeneration along with employability and skills.
The Mayor, Councillor Sean Bateson said: “As we continue to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, this funding announcement from the Department for Finance signals hope for the future. Rebuilding our economy will be of paramount importance in the months ahead, and this investment will play a crucial role across our Council area.
“Investment of this scale will aid productivity and create jobs, and this has never been more important.
“The Finance Minister has signalled his commitment to addressing regional imbalances and creating an inclusive economy and I look forward to seeing the positive impact of this announcement in Causeway Coast and Glens.”