Moneymore allotment scheme an inspiration for rest of NI - David Ford

Allotment scheme success
Allotment scheme success

An allotment scheme in Moneymore which provides vegetables for older residents, has been singled out for praise by Northern Ireland’s Justice Minister David Ford.

The minister highlighted the Mid Ulster project, when he unveiled £100,000 funding to develop inter generational projects.

The funding will enable Linking Generations Northern Ireland (LGNI), an organisation dedicated to promoting the benefits of inter generational practices, to work with Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs) to develop innovative ideas in order for the two generations to gain a greater understanding of one another.

Mr Ford said: “I have had the pleasure of visiting an inter generational project in Moneymore where young people keep allotments and grow produce to give to elderly residents in the area.

“I can clearly see the benefits this type of engagement can bring in reducing crime and the fear of crime.”

He added: “Our Community Safety Strategy recognises the importance of working across generations. This funding will allow us to address issues in a sustainable way that makes a difference to everyday living.”