Trevor Lunn MLA said: “The provision of this funding is excellent news for education here. The massive success of the pilot scheme underlines the need for government to do more to promote shared education.
“Everyone knows that sharing works and segregation costs us £1 billion annually.
“This funding will make a big difference here in terms of providing a broader range of subjects and improving community relations.
“Government must follow the example set by the International Fund for Ireland and Atlantic Philanthropies and invest in sharing to make massive savings in the long-term.”