Northern Ireland: delegated decisions December 2019

Schedule of Decisions under delegated powers to Head of Investment, Northern Ireland on 16 December 2019

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Socialising with Crafts and Skills – Revitalising our Heritage for our Future

Applicant: Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

Project description: This project proposes to make use of council parks sites and associated heritage to encourage improved use of the sites during quieter months and appeal to new audiences and under-represented groups through a diverse programme of activities, workshops and experiences.

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (67%)


The Streets Where They Lived

Applicant: Belfast Building Trust

Project description: This project will develop a podcast series of six hour-long audio recordings, featuring stories of some of Belfast’s notable, but often forgotten citizens and the buildings they lived in.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,800 (100%)


50 Year Celebration of St Mary’s Primary School Derrytrasna

Applicant: Friends of St Mary’s Primary School

Project description: This project hopes to mark the 50th anniversary of the school with the children, staff and a wider local community, by holding a range of activities including a programme of history and celebration, planting of a commemorative tree and burial of a time capsule.

Decision: Reject


Killyleagh 75: Remembering the Second World War

Applicant: Killyleagh Youth & Community Association

Project description: This project will deliver a programme of events, activities, exhibitions and outreach to explore, share and understand the impact of the Second World War in the villages of Killyleagh and Shrigley.

Decision: Award Grant of £9,500 (97%)


Ballycastle - Smallworlds

Applicant: Big Telly Theatre Company

Project description: This project will explore the heritage of Ballycastle town and its museum through the creation of an interactive digital installation which will include exhibitions and film depicting various aspects of Ballycastle's heritage. Themes will focus on the museum building and its various functions over the years; myth and legends; town development; key people and businesses and particular events during Ballycastle's history over the past 200 years.

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (100%)


The Story of Armagh City

Applicant: Aonach Mhacha

Project description: This project will provide permanent interpretation about the city and environs in the new Cultúrlann in Armagh and will deliver an outreach programme to explore the various historic narratives of Armagh including themes such as people, place, culture and history. 

Decision: Award Grant of £10,000 (100%)


Dragons in the Hills – Connecting communities with nature to conserve amphibians and reptiles

Applicant: Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK

Project description: This three-year partnership project will focus on the conservation and protection of three native amphibians and reptiles (common frog, common lizard and smooth newt). 

Decision: Award Grant of £100,000 (93%)


TP Flanagan Study Collection

Applicant: Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

Project description: Through this one-year project, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council will acquire the TP Flanagan Study Collection for conservation and integration within the Art Gallery and activity programme at Fermanagh County Museum.

Decision: Award Grant of £50,900 (60%)


Organisational Restructuring 2020

Applicant: True Harvest Seeds

Project description: This project will explore the resilience of True Harvest Seeds and equip them with the tools to manage and develop the organisation in future.

Decision: Reject