Artemis Schools NI announces £261,000 fund to support Belfast schools and communities

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Artemis Schools NI announces £261,000 fund to support Belfast schools and communities

29 Jan 2024

Artemis Schools NI is announcing the distribution of £261,000 to local schools and community projects across Northwest and East Belfast.

After an application process managed by the Community Foundation Northern Ireland, a total of seven projects will be funded. Some of the money awarded to these projects will go towards the enhancement of facilities across the city which will be of mutual benefit to both schools and the community.

Artemis Schools NI was founded in 2009. A Social Enterprise, the purpose of Artemis Schools NI is to identify suitable public facilities for community use and to develop their potential. Artemis has worked across Belfast to provide a safe environment for local individuals, community groups and businesses by connecting them with previously under-used public facilities in five Belfast schools.

The announcement of this fund is a legacy of 15 years of work in the local community. The aim of the fund is to ensure that the planned community benefit of Artemis Schools NI is safeguarded and continued in both Northwest and East Belfast.

Rose Crozier, Chair of Artemis Schools NI said, ‘We are delighted to create this legacy fund for Northwest and East Belfast areas, to promote the advancement of education, arts, sport, culture, heritage and science; ultimately to make a real difference to those in need, living with hardship or at a disadvantage.’

Orla Black, Grants Director of the Community Foundation NI welcomed the distribution of funds saying, ‘The Community Foundation are proud to support Artemis Schools NI in the creation and distribution of this important fund. The money will make a huge difference across communities in Northwest and East Belfast.”

Following the dispersal of funds, Artemis will officially cease operations in Northern Ireland.


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