Social Investment Fund

Part of Oral Answers to Questions – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 2:00 pm on 12th May 2014.

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Photo of Jennifer McCann Jennifer McCann Sinn Féin 2:00 pm, 12th May 2014

The spend to date has been focused on the consultation and the work to get the steering groups up and ready to deliver.  We also need the necessary approvals, structures and processes to be in place to ensure that the fund delivers to the benefit of the communities that need it.

I can understand that sometimes there is a view that not much money is being spent on the actual projects, but I assure the Member that, after the conference that was held on 10 March, we are in a better place than we were with connectivity and with keeping people up to date to get the money out there as quickly as possible so that those projects and programmes can take place.