About Space & Place


Here you can find details of the Space & Place Staff team, and what types of queries each of them can answer: 

Michael Hughes - Programme Co-Ordinator

Michael has responsibility for the programme as a whole - overseeing the strategic and operational aspects of Space & Place. He also does application and site visits assessments for potential grantees as well as overseeing some aspects of projects that have already been funded by the programme.


Karina Pieterson - Community Projects Officer

Karina is the main liaison between potential grantees, grantees and the programme. She oversees a wide range of activities including application assessments and site visits for potential grantees as well as mentoring and advice for grantees. 

Michelle McClafferty - Finance Officer

Grantees should contact Michelle in relation to finance queries such as how to submit capital and revenue claims, how to request payments for capital and revenue, general finance queries, queries relating to their budgets and costs, guidance in relation to financial procedures and requirements in relation to procurement and tendering, queries in relation to their bank accounts and requirements and any queries relating to the programme's requirements for accounts. 

Laura Darragh - Communications Officer PR and Media

Grantees should contact Laura in relation to any marketing and communications queries they have around the programme - this can include how and when to contact the press about their project, about any potential stories coming out of the project they think people would like to hear about or how to use Space & Place branding and logos on any materials they are getting made. 

Any and all press requests or queries should be directed to Laura as well. 

Stephen Taylor - Grant Support Officer (Maternity cover)

Grantees should contact Stephen in relation to programme general queries, documentation requests and monitoring information. 

Betty McNally - Admin Officer 

Betty supplies admin and operational support to the Space & Place team based at the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland.