Matt Carthy MEP welcomes EU Funding allocation to Monaghan Peace Campus
Sinn Féin MEP, Matt Carthy, has commended Monaghan County Council and all stakeholders associated with the successful application for Peace IV funding from the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) that will deliver a state-of-the-art Peace Campus project in Monaghan Town.
The allocation will ensure the provision of a campus in Monaghan town that will provide a youth facility including recreational, social support and training opportunities for young people, community space for services for all ages, a cultural heritage centre promoting shared history, and a new town library providing space and opportunities for engagement, interaction and learning.
Matt Carthy said:
“This facility will be a massive asset to the people of Co. Monaghan and surrounding counties. I commend Monaghan County Council and all involved in the successful application to the SEUPB. I was pleased to support the application.
“This is the type of project that EU funding should be directed to. The PEACE programme, in particular, is best utilised when it delivers ambitious projects that would not be delivered without it. I look forward to seeing the Campus completed within the next two years.
“The success of this project will reinforce the value of the PEACE funding programme to the border region. Sinn Féin MEPs have received considerable support within the European Parliament for the retention of the PEACE programme in a post-Brexit scenario. I intend to continue to press for that support to be maintained regardless of the outcome of the current Brexit debacles”.