Inspire projects in Northern Ireland – overview
Project name Lead organisation Region Project description
A cross-community, collaborative arts and music project for children
Pied Piper Ulster Orchestra Culture Belfast 4,031 which incorporated workshops and a performance based on The
A project being delivered in primary schools which focuses on
5-Star Disability Sports
Disability Sports NI Education NI-wide 14,000 disability sports and educating able-bodied young people about
disability and the Paralympics.
A curated exhibition with a special six-month long programme of
Ulster American Folk
Fighting Irishmen Culture Omagh 70,000 ancillary activity engaging the local community, boxing clubs and
former professional boxers.
A project targeting primary schools, promoting 8 steps for children to
Activ8 Eatwell Sport NI Sport NI-wide 91,250 get active and stay healthy and increasing children’s understanding
of the relationship between physical activity and healthy eating.
A joint event between Invest NI and the ODA which was held to
Build to Win Invest NI Business Belfast 100 explore future opportunities to supply NI companies’ products and
services into the supply chains for London 2012.
Department of Culture, An event held as part of Open Weekend 2009, celebrating NI’s
Participate Culture Belfast 500
Arts and Leisure involvement in the 2012 Games.
A dynamic volunteer initiative allowing participants to work towards a
GoldMark Volunteer Now Volunteering NI-wide 100
nationally-recognised Award of Excellence.
Volunteer Now Volunteering NI-wide 75 A volunteer management training course for the NI sports sector.
A Legacy Trust UK project for 13–16 year olds, encouraging young
BEAM Creative Donaghmore,
ImagineAction Culture 3,262 people involved with sport to engage with the arts through drama
and dance activity.
An exhibition and associated activities celebrating over a century of
All Our Saturdays Libraries NI Culture NI-wide 3,600
the publication Ireland Saturday Night.
Department of Culture, A student engagement event centred on the promotion and
Be Inspired! Education Belfast 80
Arts and Leisure inspiration of the 2012 Games.
An extension of Activ8, which involved Sport NI joining forces with
Activ8 Wildcats Sport NI Sport NI-wide 1,000
after-school multi-skills clubs.
International Department of Culture, An event to welcome representatives from Jordanian schools linked
Education Belfast 70
Inspiration event Arts and Leisure with NI through the International Inspiration Programme.
Department of Culture, A fun event at Armagh Planetarium to mark the fifth birthdays of NI’s
Rocket Kids Culture Armagh 120
Arts and Leisure ‘Children’s Promise’ kids.
A three-year project identifying and training disabled people from NI
Luminous Soul Open Arts Culture NI-wide 100 who have real potential to dance in a professional company or to be
A two-year project targeting around 100 primary schools, involving
Sport for LIFE University of Ulster Education NI-wide 3,330 university students becoming outreach officers and delivering
sessions focusing on physical activity and healthy eating.
A major new dance theatre production that brought people together
Echo Echo Dance to create and participate in a unique public performance programme
Chess Piece Culture North-west 1,680
Theatre Company based on a classic chess game and performed on a giant
A project which built on an existing university module by requiring
students to develop a business plan based on an opportunity arising
The Pitch University of Ulster Education Belfast 14
from the 2012 Games and to pitch their plan to a panel of local
Ulster Folk and A project which commissioned a disabled artist to reinterpret the
The Art of History Transport Museum; Culture 184,000 work of eighteenth-century deaf painter Sampson Towgood Roch,
Arts & Disability Forum and have their work displayed alongside his in an exhibition.
A festival of sport, culture, education and business which was piloted
Sport Comes 2 Town University of Ulster Sport NI-wide 35,000 in Portadown and is now being rolled out to other towns and cities
A project working with young women from both sides of the
Demeter Project Prime Cut Productions Culture Belfast 1,180 community in developing and producing a new play and research
materials on the contribution women have made to NI history.
A project involving a community Olympic-themed sports summer
Sports Outreach South Eastern
Sport Bangor 1,460 scheme delivered by college staff and students; and delivery of
Programme Regional College
British Olympic Foundation masterclasses and roadshows.
A project which aims to make disabled young people attending
Be Active Be the Best mainstream post-primary schools in NI more aware of the sports
Disability Sports NI Sport NI-wide 25
Talent ID Programme opportunities available, and to identify and ‘channel’ the most
talented young people.
A project which seeks to help young people from ethnic minority
Craigavon Intercultural backgrounds in the Craigavon area become fully included in all
Oasis Youth Project Sport Craigavon 120
Programme aspects of community life through a creative and challenging
programme of sport, art and personal development activities.
Major Games Sports Institute Jordanstown/ A new programme offering specialist tailored support to NI athletes
Programme Northern Ireland NI-wide who have the potential to compete in major game competitions.
A project consisting of a series of roadshows held in libraries across
VolunTour NI Volunteer Now Volunteering NI-wide 300 NI to promote Games-time volunteering and volunteering in the
Department of the
Culture/ A digital interaction project inspiring people to explore and capture
Digital Discoveries Environment; Northern NI-wide 1,000
Sustainability new discoveries about their natural and built environment.
A series of free roadshows in Council leisure centres across Belfast,
Try It Roadshows Belfast City Council Sport Belfast 600
giving local school children the opportunity to try out new sports.
A programme that seeks to employ, deploy and train a network of
full-time and part-time sports coaches and leaders to deliver
Active Communities Sport NI Sport NI-wide 100,000
activities in community and club settings across NI, with a view to
increasing participation in sport and physical recreation.
A project that encourages young people across NI to participate in
Voluntary Arts Ireland
Art Take Part Culture NI-wide 30,000 the arts on their own terms by creating, developing and leading their
own arts activities inspired by Olympic and Paralympic themes.
A collaborative commissioning programme of music and literature
Comment-8 Verbal Arts Centre Culture NI-wide 1,120
inspired by the theme of sports commentating.
Sport & Community A project which focuses on ethnic minority inclusion, young leaders,
Integration & North-east, anti-racism, anti-sectarianism, and peace and reconciliation; and
University of Ulster Education 2,500
Education Southern, CAN combines local issues with international case studies to develop
The final phase of a project which involved the creation of a series of
Creative Peace Mural Belfast,
Hands Around the peace murals in textile reflecting the cultural diversity and themes of
Society NI Culture Ballymena, 2,000
World the nations involved, whereby a new NI mural will be created and all
the murals will be showcased collectively.
A space on the Culture NI website with profiles and interviews with
NI Champions Culture NI Education NI-wide 8 NI Olympians and Paralympians, developed by college students on
A participatory, fun competition for abled-bodied primary school
Moyle District Council Sport Moyle 500 children as well as people from the area with physical and learning
A hew holiday scheme and outreach programme for 5-14 year olds
Cheetahs NICSSA Sport Belfast 300
incorporating Olympic themes.
A project which involves university students being placed in primary
School sport legacy
University of Ulster Education NI wide 8,745 and secondary schools and delivering coaching sessions in five
Young people’s sports
Banbridge District Holiday schemes offering sporting and artistic activities centred
and arts activity Sport Banbridge 1,350
Council around Olympic and Paralympic Values.
Sport for LIFE legacy A training programme which will train every pre-service teacher in
University of Ulster Education Belfast/Ni-wide 800
training programme Northern Ireland to deliver the original Sport for LIFE project.
South East primary A new programme of competitive sport involving schools in all five
Education and Library Sport South-east 9,000
school games district councils in the South East.
A sport and physical activity roadshow for older people across
Senior Games Belfast City Council Sport Belfast 800
Belfast, building on the ‘Try It’ events.
A pilot project training young people aged 14-18 to act as sports
Activ8 Young Leaders Sport NI Sport NI-wide 35
A programme designed to further the development of club-based
Development Sport NI Sport NI-wide 20
volunteer coaches of children through a holistic approach.
North-West Peace Omagh,
Sport/Educati An initiative involving schools in the excitement of the 2012 Games,
Building through Sport Omagh District Council Strabane, 1,500
on via sporting and educational activities.