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Youth And Community Centres

Volume 884: debated on Thursday 23 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the latest position about the provision of youth and community centres at Bangor, Donaghadee, Comber, Newtownards, Holywood, Hillsborough and districts in North Down.

The amalgamated Departments of Education and Community Relations are in close contact with the Education and Library Board, district councils and voluntary bodies in the North Down

Application for assistance from the European Social Fund has been made for 1973 and subsequent years in respect of expenditure on employment, training, rehabilitation and resettlement services in Northern Ireland. The assistance claimed is 50 per cent. of the eligible expenditure. Payment of £3,361,981 has been received to date in respect of the 1973 claim, details of which are as follows:area about the provision of youth and community centres.Eleven youth centres provided by the Education and Library Board are open, and a further four have been approved. On the voluntary side, five youth projects have recently been provided with grant-aid and another four have been approved. Four community centres sponsored by district councils have been approved. A number of further proposals are under consideration.