Lough Erne Landscape Partnership

The Lough Erne Landscape Partnership is one of 90 such groups throughout the U.K. which have received Heritage Lottery funding to promote projects that will:

…protect, conserve, restore, raise awareness of and celebrate the built, natural and cultural heritage… 

Just over £2 million has been set aside for projects that will enhance the landscape of Lough Erne, or that have a direct connection with it.

LELP is now ready to assist communities and organisations to develop proposals for such projects. This phase will end in early autumn of 2017, when a Landscape Conservation Action Plan will be submitted for consideration to Heritage Lottery Fund.

Initial outline proposals (with LELP guidance if needed) will be submitted by October 31th 2016.  Project proposals will need to be well developed by the end of January 2017 to be included in the draft Action Plan.

Between January and early summer 2017 the LELP team will refine, adjust, combine and maximize the project submissions. The final plan including the detailed project bids will be completed and submitted, along with the  in Autumn 2017.

The delivery phase will begin in Spring 2018 and last for five years.

What About Your Project?

Projects may come under one or more of four themes:

  1. Co-Ordinated Management of the Landscape
  2. Built Heritage at Risk (may include archeology )
  3. Natural Heritage; protecting habitats and species
  4. People and Their Culture

And should be designed to achieve some of these outcomes:

  • Heritage will be identified/recorded, better managed and/or in better condition
  • People will have developed skills and/or learnt about heritage
  • Environmental impacts will be reduced
  • More people and a wider range of people will have engaged with heritage
  • Your local area / community will be a better place to live, work or visit

If you wish to express an interest please contact info@lelp.org.uk or by phone 028 66327109. The team will arrange a convenient time to discuss your ideas/proposals.

Support information and a template for online submissions can be downloaded from the LELP website.

LELP is holding a Built Heritage open evening on Wednesday 19th October at 7.30pm at Enniskillen Museum. This will be an opportunity to share your project ideas and network with other groups, as well as to find out more about the Partnership. There will also be  two support sessions in the LELP offices in Waterways Ireland, Sligo Road Enniskillen from 1.30 – 4.30pm on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th October.

Links:

The Heritage Lottery

The Mourne Landscape Partnership is well through its delivery stage.

Ring of Gullion (Armagh) developed a wide range of projects

Glens of Antrim Landscape Partnership

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