EU cross-border cash for boosting health care


A roughly £46m cash package is to be provided to bolster health and social care on both sides of the border.

The money will be spread across seven years, and will be parcelled out to projects for helping the mentally unwell, disabled, and the elderly, as well as supporting “5,000 vulnerable families”.

Most of the money (about £39.2m) is from the EU, with the remainder (about £6.9m) coming from the Northern Irish government, the Republic of Ireland, and the Scottish government.

The EU cash is from the INTERREG VA Programme.

Charities and other organisations are expected to carry out the work, and they are now being invited to bid for their share of the cash.

The bid window closes on Monday November 16.

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