The Space & Place Programme is delighted to announce its latest round of grants to organisations across Northern Ireland totalling over £2.7million. Projects will transform underused, contested and neglected space across Northern Ireland including in Fermanagh, Benburb, Newry, Kilkeel, Lisburn, Belfast, and Co. Armagh.
In total, eight projects will be funded under what will be the second round of funding to be awarded by the programme in just over a year. Grants will be used for a wide variety of purposes including the provision of a dedicated centre for children with autism as well as the construction of assisted living accommodation for those in housing distress to name a few.
Projects to be funded include:
Michael Hughes Space & Place Co-Ordinator, said: “The Space & Place Consortium headed up by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland is delighted to be making more grants and investing almost £2.7million into local communities to help them better connect through the use of space.
“We have seen first-hand the positive impact these grants have had in communities throughout Northern Ireland following previous Space & Place awards. We now look forward to enabling more people to transform underused or neglected spaces in their communities through this round of grants which will in turn also tackle a diverse range of issues including social isolation and lack of facilities in many areas,” said Michael.
Frank Hewitt, the Big Lottery Fund’s NI Chair said: “We understand how important good quality space is and we hope that the projects getting funding today will make a real difference to the people and communities they live in.”