Thanks to support from the Dormant Accounts Fund NI, delivered by The National Lottery Community Fund in conjunction with the Department of Finance, the Golden Thread Gallery has appointed Liz Byrne as our Development and Fundraising Officer. Liz will work closely with our Deputy Director Sarah McAvera to continue the Gallery’s development and improve our financial resilience.
Liz first started working at the GTG in August 2019, and is delighted to have been appointed to this new role. Her previous experience includes Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, developing new programming, learning and outreach ideas drawing from its archive Collection. Liz previously worked as a documentary and current affairs producer, making films for the BBC and Channel 4. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from Queens University, Belfast.
Golden Thread Gallery is one of 18 organisations from the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Northern Ireland who are benefitting from over £1.3 million from the Dormant Accounts Fund NI. Delivered by The National Lottery Community Fund in conjunction with the Department of Finance, the programme is supporting the sector to be more resilient and prepared for the long-term future. Read more here.
Dormant accounts are UK bank and building society accounts that have been untouched for 15 or more years, where customers who own the accounts cannot be traced. As part of this first phase of Dormant Accounts Fund NI support, organisations could apply for up to £100,000 as part of a flexible and responsive grant programme. For more information on the Dormant Accounts Fund NI programme visit www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/dormant-accounts-ni.
We are very grateful to The National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland and the Department of Finance for this support.