Alex Easton MLA also welcomed the announcement. ‘Having campaigned with the women’s centre team for several years for the improved service provision for children in Ards and North Down, I was delighted Minister Givan had awarded this much needed grant. The Minister had met with the Group and myself on a number of occasions to highlight the need for more investment in our Borough, and it is reassuring to see this lobbying is paying off. I look forward to coming back on completion of the works to see the tangible difference this will make on the ground in Kilcooley.