Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme

** Please note Sarah Irwin was the LPS Manager for the Development Phase of the Heart of the Glens LPS. Réamaí Mathers was appointed the Landscape Partnership Scheme Manager for the Implementation Phase of the project and can be contacted on 028 2075 2100 or email reamai@lps.ccght.org.

The renowned nine Glens of Antrim are set to benefit from a £1.4million cash injection from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Landscape Partnership Scheme.

The Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust, based in Armoy, is the delivery body responsible for the development phase of this Heart of the Glens project.

Successful schemes must be focused in an area of distinctive landscape character, be primarily for public benefit, not private gain, and deliver evenly across all of the following four programme outcomes:

  • Conserving or restoring the built and natural features that create the historic landscape character.
  • Increasing community participation in local heritage.
  • Increasing access to and learning about the landscape area and its heritage.
  • Increasing training opportunities in local heritage skills.

Commenting on the Heart of the Glens project, Sarah Irwin, LPS Manager said “This is very exciting opportunity for the Glens of Antrim and the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust. The Heart of the Glens LPS will offer many opportunities to ensure that the nine Glens of Antrim and their unique heritage are protected, enhanced and celebrated for the benefit of all, residents, businesses, visitors and everybody who has an interest in this stunning area.’

If you would like to learn more about the Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme and/or have any project ideas that you would like to share with CCGHT, please contact Sarah Irwin, LPS Manager on 02820752100 or email sarah@ccght.org

This scheme is being supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund for Northern Ireland, with local council support from Ballymoney, Ballymena, Larne and Moyle Borough Councils.