’The Cornfield Project’ in Coleraine won the public vote to become the Grow Wild flagship site for Northern Ireland. We received £120,000 funding to transform and develop an underused area, between two communities, into an engaging, exciting space that benefits local residents by bringing people together in the great outdoors.
The Cornfield site was an underused patch of land situated between the communities of Millburn and Ballysally in Coleraine. The Cornfield Project aims to tackle issues of low employment and health by creating activities which will increase people`s confidence, enable them to develop new skills and bring opportunities for fun and education.
Kew Gardens Grow Wild project
Grow Wild is the UK’s biggest-ever wild flower campaign, bringing people together to transform local spaces with native, pollinator-friendly wild flowers and plants. The Cornfield Project won the public vote at the end of 2015 and is now Northern Ireland’s flagship site for Grow Wild, the UK-wide wild flower initiative.
“Grow Wild is all about bringing people together to improve their environment and benefit their communities, and The Cornfield Project is a perfect example of how this can be achieved. At the Big Lottery Fund we want to support people and communities to improve the places where they live. The Cornfield Project has already begun delivering this ambition through the public vote and it promises to create a fantastic project that will bring a splash of colour to this community space.”