Northern Ireland: delegated decisions May 2019

National Lottery Grants for Heritage

Establishment of Presbyterian Heritage Centre within the Walled City of Londonderry

Applicant:  Blue Coat School Heritage Centre

Project description:  To revitalise and reopen the Blue Coat School Visitor Centre.

Recommendation:  Award £10,000 (100%)

Decision:  Award £10,000 (100%)

Feasibility Study

Applicant:  Milford Buildings Preservation Trust

Project description:  To undertake a feasibility study to outline more effective marketing strategies and engagement initiatives to facilitate increased usage of the museum.

Recommendation:  Reject

Decision:  Reject

Reason for rejection (if necessary):  Project did not demonstrate that outcomes would be met and did not offer value for money.

100 Years Remembered

Applicant:  Ulster Special Constabulary Association

Project description:  To develop a digital archive/audio record of the day to day lives of those who served in the Ulster Special Constabulary which was formed in 1920.

Recommendation:  Reject

Decision:  Reject

Reason for rejection (if necessary):  Project did not demonstrate that outcomes would be met and did not offer value for money.

The Mill – A Stepdown memory lane

Applicant:  Sticky Fingers Arts

Project description:  To work with local historians, local community groups and members of the public to collect stories and memories of a mill building in Newry that is being renovated for use as a children's art centre.

Recommendation:  Award £10,000 (90%)

Decision:  Award £10,000 (90%)

“400th Anniversary Commemoration of the Commencement of the Transatlantic Slave Trade”

Applicant:  African and Caribbean Support Organisation Northern Ireland (ACSONI)

Project description:  To observe the 400th Anniversary of the Commencement of Transatlantic Slave Trade through a programme of art, exhibition, artistic performance and community conversation.

Recommendation:  Award £42,000 (100%)

Decision:  Award £42,000 (100%)