Northern Ireland: delegated decisions September 2023
National Lottery Grants for Heritage
The Georgian Times
Applicant: Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Project description: To explain and bring to life the buildings in Armagh through walking tours and living history characters.
The HEARTH Project
Applicant: Rural Community Network (NI)
Project description: To support rural groups and organisations to promote their heritage, develop skills, and share resources and knowledge with each other.
Decision: Award grant of £198,164 (100%)
Inspiring Textiles at Castle Espie
Applicant: Inspiring Yarns CIC
Project description: To explore the migratory patterns of birds to and from the Castle Espie site. Participants will produce a final textile piece to be exhibited alongside interpretive content.
Decision: Award grant of £99,927 (100%)
20 Years of the Polish Community
Applicant: For Your Freedom & Ours CIC
Project description: To look at the lives and contributions of the Polish community who choose to make Northern Ireland their home.
Decision: Award grant of £128,718 (100%)
St Joseph’s Sailortown: A Beacon for Belfast
Applicant: Sailortown Regeneration Group
Project description: To strengthen the capacity and resilience of Sailortown Regeneration Group (SRG) as they prepare to embark on the next phase of a project, which will see the physical repair and regeneration of the former St Joseph’s Church.
Decision: Award grant of £69,000 (100%)
Voices from the Sperrins
Project description: To produce an eight-series podcast documenting various aspects of life in the Sperrins.
Decision: Award grant of £83,720 (100%)
Milford House – acquisition of 3 Victoria Street Armagh
Applicant: Milford Buildings Preservation Trust
Project description: To purchase the B1 listed townhouse, 3 Victoria Street Armagh and continue to house the collection, artworks and stories of Milford House and the McCrum family.
Galwally House Building Survey
Applicant: Galwally & Community Heritage Preservation Trust Ltd
Project description: To undertake a building survey to identify what works are required to preserve Galwally House, built in 1885.