A ‘shared space’ project in Derry is one of five projects in Ireland which will between them share around £29.1 million in EU funding.
The Waterside Shared Village project in Derry has been offered just over £7 million (Euros €8 million) to “create a multi-faceted shared space facility within the Waterside area”.
It will incorporate “a central community hub building, surrounded by a sports complex”.
The project will be led by Derry City and Strabane District Council.
The project in Derry is one of four in the North of Ireland – the other three are in Belfast, Ballycastle and Pomeroy in Co Tyrone.
A fifth project to share in the money is based in Monaghan town.
The money is being offered by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
Gina McIntyre, SEUPB chief executive, said that each of the projects will be “specifically designed so that they can be used by all sections of the community”.
Match-funding for each of the projects is being provided by the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland and the Department of Rural and Community Development in the Republic of Ireland.
In May last year, the European Commission indicated it would continue funding cross-border projects in Northern Ireland after Brexit.