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DOE Budget Cuts

Christine Cahoon   Wed 01 Apr 2015   updated: Thu 22 Oct 2015

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful’s statement on funding

The news that Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful’s funding from the Department of the Environment has been cut by 30% is disappointing for the organisation and for the sector in Northern Ireland.

We recognise that we are only one of a large number of environmental groups facing huge cuts to our budgets.

The cuts experienced by Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful will certainly have an impact on our ability to deliver our vision of making Northern Ireland a cleaner and more pleasant place in which to live. Through the cuts, we have lost and will be losing a number of posts across the organisation. However, our commitment to delivering on our projects and programmes is unwavering and we will be continuing with the great work which underpins Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful is working with other NGOs, the Environment Committee, NIEA and others to ensure the Minister and his officials fully understand the impact these cuts will have on the ability of the NGO sector to deliver a multitude of government and international obligations, and ultimately on the state of the NI environment.