Please help support MHT in the Budget negotiations for 2015/16

19-Dec-2014

We recently advised our supporters that draft budget from the Department for 2015/16 refers to the possible ‘termination of grant and other support programmes’, including in these the Natural Heritage Fund that provides the bulk of Mourne Heritage Trust’s core funding, through Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). Further to recent communications, we have been advised that it would be helpful to the Trust’s future security of funding if expressions of support are submitted to both the main Executive budget consultation by the Department of Finance and Personnel and the Department of the Environment budget consultation.     If you have already responded to the DoE consultation we thank you very much. Any response you might make to the DFP need not be very different if any to that contribution, simply expressing how you value the Mourne AONB and urging government to maintain MHT’s ability to care for it.

Contact details for the respective consultations are as follows:

budgetconsultation@dfpni.gov.uk     

doe.budgetconsultation@doeni.gov.uk

For more details please click here to view a letter from or Chairman and Vice Chairman.