Progressive Unionist Party, Councillor Julie-Anne Corr-Johnston has expressed concern as the third sector, once again, faces significant cuts.
Cllr Corr-Johnston said “Community groups across my constituency and beyond who are in receipt of funding from BRO have, this week, been briefed to expect cuts in the region of eleven percent. Should this come to pass many of our valuable and relied upon organisations will, inevitably, be forced to make redundancies, decrease service outputs or worse close their doors.”
She continued “Against a backdrop of crises within our Health, Housing and Education services the future for Northern Ireland is bleak.”
She concluded “We simply cannot allow this to happen. I appeal to the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Communities, the elected members of the Assembly and Members of Parliament for Northern Ireland to use whatever influence and or power you have at your disposal to mitigate against these cuts. Cuts that most definitely will not heal.”