The project referred to by the Deputy was approved for funding under the 2018 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. This project contained a number of complementary elements that were to be delivered through the grant funding provided.
My Department subsequently received a request to amend and/or remove a number of these elements. The requested changes were not approved by my Department as they represented a significant modification to the proposed project as assessed and approved.
In recent days I have directly received a request from the community group concerned to reconsider their proposal to alter the scope of this project. Following on from this request I have asked my officials to consider the matter further.