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What’s New - Northern Ireland

  1. Giant leap for First Steps project as it lands major award!

    29th November 2021

    The Stroke Association in Northern Ireland’s First Steps project has been named the 2021 National Lottery Northern Ireland Project of the Year.

  2. A woman (Nadine Coyle) pictured with the DREAM installation in the Antrim Castle Gardens in Northern Ireland.

    FORMER GIRLS ALOUD STAR NADINE COYLE UNVEILS NEW NATIONAL LOTTERY ARTWORK THAT CALLS TO MAKE CHANGE HAPPEN

    16th November 2021

    A striking installation unveiled at Antrim Castle Gardens in Northern Ireland is part of a 4-strong collection across the UK which have been created by The National Lottery to inspire and spark change.

  3. Discovering the lost art of play

    20th September 2021

    The Imaginarium in Newry is a place where kids are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild

  4. A Souper Response

    15th December 2020

    Not wanting to see its space go to waste during coronavirus, Monkstown Boxing Club in Northern Ireland converted its gym into a makeshift soup kitchen.

  5. Meal Mates

    15th December 2020

    When lockdown forced Midland ABC Boxing Club to shut its doors, coaches Lee Cochrane and Keith Dallas moved from teaching youngsters how to jab to delivering meals to the elderly.

  6. “We’re Quite A Resilient Bunch”

    1st December 2020

    Thirty-five-year-old volunteer William Colvin worked tirelessly to save a deconsecrated church from becoming derelict - and then to keep it functioning over lockdown.

  7. The Benefits We’ve Seen Are Huge

    2nd November 2020

    Arts Care is a uniquely original health care organisation founded on the idea of giving patients, families, staff and visitors a better quality of experience through participation and access to the arts. Every week it delivers a weekly programme of art of all kinds, including visual art, dance, art, music, film-making, creative writing, and even clown doctors across five health and social care trusts in Northern Ireland.

  8. Finding a way through the Maze

    18th August 2020

    A journey of discovery on one of Northern Ireland's most notorious sites proved an eye-opening experience for 24 young people.

  9. A youth club for the elderly

    30th July 2020

    A centre in West Belfast is taking a bold new approach to caring for the elderly with the help of National Lottery funding

  10. Shooting hoops with the Wolves

    20th July 2020

    Jim O’Brien's life has been transformed by membership of the North West Wolves Basketball Club

  11. 5 things to do at home this week (08/06/2020)

    8th June 2020

    This week we work out with National Lottery funded athletes, take part in exhibitions, dance the night away and listen to some wholesome podcasts... enjoy!

  12. 5 things to do at home this week (26/05/2020)

    26th May 2020

    In this edition, we become at home actors, explore another gallery from our living room, Redesign London transport, work out with Sport NI, and join Into film for a mega movie night!