Magherafelt District Orange lodge secures £29,600 funding for NI Centenary project

Magherafelt District Orange Lodge is to receive £29,600 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Shared History Fund to help mark the Centenary of Northern Ireland.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 12:56 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 1:00 pm

District No 3 is one of 39 projects across Northern Ireland which will benefit from funding totalling £1m.

Its project, entitled Seasons Through Time, is one of a number which aim to build a better understanding of the key events, institutions, people and communities which have impacted the establishment of Northern Ireland.

The Fund stressed that it will support groups in marking the Centenary in a “thoughtful, inclusive and engaging way.”

Magherafelt District No 3 has secured funding for Seasons Through Time project.

It says it received “high levels of interest”, and following a competitive application and assessment process, the Magherafelt project along with 38 others, were awarded grants of between £3,000-£100,000.

Mukesh Sharma, Chair, Northern Ireland, The National Lottery Heritage Fund said: “As a leading funder of heritage throughout the UK, we understand the central role that heritage plays in people’s lives and their communities.

“We also recognise that there are aspects of heritage that can be challenging.”

Ms Sharma added that no one narrative is more important than another, and it’s important that they create a space that allows a range of stories to be told about Northern Ireland.

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