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Big Lottery Fund Press Release: East Belfast Scoops £23M for Lottery Living Landmark

Big Lottery Fund Press Release

A groundbreaking Northern Ireland project has been awarded £23.5 million under the Big Lottery Fund’s Living Landmarks programme to transform an area of East Belfast.

The East Belfast Partnership’s Connswater Community Greenway has secured £23.5million to create a linear parkway following the course of the Connswater and other rivers through east Belfast.

East Belfast Shortlisted for Lottery Millions

The Connswater Community Greenway is still in the running to receive a grant from the Big Lottery Fund’s Living Landmarks programme.  

The Connswater Community Greenway is a vast project connecting 379 acres of public open space, building 43 bridges and 19kms of cycle and walkways. It will provide immediate benefits to an estimated 40,835 people living adjacent to the greenway, improving the living environment and providing opportunities for leisure, exercise, recreation and supporting healthier lifestyles. 

Minister Robinson Hosts a Special Breakfast

Minister Robinson Hosts a Special BreakfastPeter Robinson today hosted a breakfast at Stormont to launch the masterplan for the Connswater Community Greenway and thank the key stakeholders for their support for the East Belfast project. Minister Ritchie, Lord Mayor Jim Rodgers and Duke Special were amongst the guests at the Stormont breakfast.

Donna Dives in for Connswater Duck Derby

Donna Dives in for Connswater Duck Derby

TV presenter and MS Society Patron, Donna Traynor today helped launch what is thought to be East Belfast’s first ever Duck Derby which will be held at 1pm on Saturday 28th April at Connswater Shopping Centre.  

Planning Students at Queen’s University Belfast Get Involved

Planning Students at Queen’s University Belfast Get Involved Second year students studying on the BSc in Environmental Planning are undertaking a practical project on the Connswater Community Greenway as part of their studies.