City of Culture Capital Fund

26th July 2011

In July 2010, Derry~Londonderry was awarded the designation of UK City of Culture 2013.

Ilex, through its sponsor department DSD, secured £10m in capital funding for the development of infrastructure in time for the City of Culture.  The funding is to be used for public realm enhancement, the development of vital venues for City of Culture and a number of Cultural Community projects.

Following an open call, Ilex received 116 expressions of interest in Stage I of the process.  From these, a total of 46 were recommended to proceed to Stage II, which is being managed by the Arts Council Northern Ireland.

The 46 projects recommended to proceed to Stage II are listed below:

Creative Village

John Mitchel's GAC

Eden Place Arts Centre

Museum of Free Derry

Inner City Trust

Context Gallery

Eglinton Community Ltd

St. Columb's Park House


North West Carnival Initiative

CCI, Digital Derry, Derry City Council

Foyle Search and Rescue

Caw Cultural Centre

The Void Art Centre

Creggan Enterprises

Foyle Paddlers + Boat Club

UU Magee Campus

Saint Columb's College

The Nerve Centre (as facilitator for 10 schools)

Liberty Consortium

Derry City Council Heritage & Museum Service

Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company

Gasyard Development Trust

Apprentice Boys

Waterside Theatre

Derry Theatre Trust ltd

Holywell Trust

North West Play Resource Centre- Playhouse Theatre

Aras Colmcille

Foyle Civic Trust

In your Space

Derry Print Workshop Ltd

The Churches Trust Ltd

Brooke Park, Derry City Council

Derry City Council & Greater Shantallow Community Arts (Ballyarnet Pk)

The Nerve Centre

New Buildings Community

Lincoln Courts Youth & Community Association (Derry City Council)

Top of the Hill (Derry City Council)

Creggan Neighbourhood Partnership

Foyle Integration (Derry City Council)

The Old Library Trust - Healthy Living Centre

Maritime Cultural Events Infrastructure

Leafair Community Association

Foyle Women's Aid

YMCA - Britannia Hall

For further information please contact Caoimhín Corrigan in Ilex, tel. 028 7126 9226 or email caoimhí