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Bank of Ideas - North Belfast

  • By: Belfast City Council
  • Location: North Belfast
  • When: On-going
  • Creative Me Profile: Community Connector

The Bank of Ideas is a new initiative by Belfast 2024 that enables the people of Belfast to propose and collectively decide on creative projects for our city.

93 ideas were presented to the public at our Voting Day in City Hall, at a buzzing market stall of creative ideas!

Every idea was fantastic and gained new supporters across the city.

After a grand total of 2,253 votes across the city, here are the ideas that received the most votes and the funding for North Belfast with a total pot of £10,000:

Adele Huddleston

Lower Oldpark Community Association Children’s Community Library & Bookclub

Bookclub September – October 2024

Library for forseeable

Children’s Community Library will allow children free access to borrow books, to have a book club for discussing chosen books and take part in book themed art and craf

Corrina Askin for Grow Community Garden / Cavehill Conservation

Dreamer's Space

Expanding the trail in August 2024

Training volunteers to expand on an inspiring art trail recently installed in Grow Community Garden, North Belfast to inspire creativity and wellness for children and young people.

SEN Reform

Wellbeing Day for Parents/Carers of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities

August 2024

An initiative dedicated to amplifying the voices of neurodivergent youth. By showcasing personal stories through creative activities, it seeks to change attitudes and foster greater understanding of neurodivergence within society.


Shared Reading at The Duncairn

Stories from the Shadows

Friday 9th August 2024

A summer of pop-up flash fiction encounters on the theme of shadows, culminating in readings at a celebration of the Irish Short Story at the 10th annual Scribes at The Duncairn writers' panel.

Sailortown Regeneration

Sailortown Regeneration, A brush with History.

July – September 2024

In collaboration with the local community, artists and the Belfast Archive Project, we will reanimate areas of Sailortown with dynamic imagery of local heritage and culture from the area.



ArtsFest 3: Engaging

June 2024

A festival bringing together Belfast creatives at Arts for All, with free, inclusive workshops to co-create art, and exhibitions for underrepresented artists to showcase and sell work.

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