Seeds ‘irregularities’ file is passed to PPS

SAUAGE BAP BREAKFAST FOR EDDIE! . . . .Changaro Trust director Eddie Kerr captured tucking into breakfast at St. Joseph's on Thursday morning. 0305JM02

SAUAGE BAP BREAKFAST FOR EDDIE! . . . .Changaro Trust director Eddie Kerr captured tucking into breakfast at St. Joseph's on Thursday morning. 0305JM02

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A file has been passed to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) in relation to alleged financial irregularities at a Derry-based charity.

A recent police investigation focused on Seeds which offered training courses and events to help migrants integrate into the local community.

It’s understood the PPS will make the final decision on whether there is enough evidence to prosecute.

In March of last year, the police said that, while it did not comment on named businesses or individuals, they were investigating an allegation of financial irregularities.

A former director of Seeds, Eddie Kerr, stood down from the group in February 2012 but, at the time, said the investigation did not play any part in his decision to resign.

The organisation was founded in 2005 and has received funding from a range of bodies including Derry City Council and the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister and the British Council.

Since the investigation began, some partner organisations suspended funding to the charity