It was fantastic to meet so many people at our Northern Ireland Heritage Regeneration Workshop, with representatives from the council, community groups and other heritage organisations. The Inner City Trust were great hosts and there was an excellent range of speakers.

Here are the presentations from the day, and below that some pictures of the event.

About The Prince’s Regeneration Trust and BRICK programme update

Ros Kersake, CEO of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust presents an overview of the Prince’s Regeneration Trust. Biljana Savic, Director of the BRICK Programme, shares what BRICK has achieved so far and what is still to come.

CASE STUDY: Inner City Trust, Derry/Londonderry

Helen Quigley, Managing Director, Inner City Trust shares her thoughts on the heritage regeneration projects in Derry/Londonderry including the completed Inner City Trust and 12 Magazine Street.

Support for heritage projects by Derry and Strabane District Council

Karen Phillips, Strategic Director, Regeneration, Derry and Strabane District Council explains how the corporate commitment to Built Heritage and how the council is leading by example.

Reform of local government in Northern Ireland and its impact on heritage regeneration

Manus Deery, Assistant Director/ Principal Conservation Architect for the Historic Environment Division on the positive changes for heritage since April 2015 when planning and some other heritage powers devolved from regional to local government for the first time in Northern Ireland.

Community engagement in planning and development – tools and methods

Kevin Murray, Director of  Kevin Murray Associates presents tools and methods for community engagement in urban planning and development.

Heritage Lottery Fund – Heritage Enterprise Scheme

Ben Greener, Policy Advisor at The Heritage Lottery Fund on the heritage enterprise scheme, set up in 2013 to help community-led projects saving ‘at-risk’, under used heritage, in economically disadvantaged areas.

Funding for community-led projects in Northern Ireland

Murdo Murray, Catalyst Umbrella Programme Manager, Northern Ireland Environment Link discusses issues observed through the “Investing in Northern Ireland’s Heritage” Programme.


Oliver Mochizuki, CEO, Fundsurfer on the first steps you need to take to ensure that your crowdfunding for heritage regeneration is successful.