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Grugach's Gold - Rathlin Development and Community Association

PB Theme or Issue:

The Grugach’s Gold is the “social dividend” from the Manor House’s profits, a social enterprise on the island. The theme was ideas to benefit the community of Rathlin.

PB Eligibility Criteria:

Part of the Rathlin Island Community

Age to vote:

No age limit

Number of Votes:


Examples of Winning Ideas:

Rathlin Football Club for footballs, bibs, cones and a storage box to help encourage sport for the island’s young population
Rathlin Sound Choir for production costs for a CD
“Seconds Away” for an away-day for the island’s secondary school pupils
Graveyard tidying and maintenance.

Top 3 Tips from the organisers:

1. Do PB with the Community - home grown ideas, make it a celebration of Local Democracy in Action!
2. Include younger people on the Steering Group and ensure meetings are organised at times which are suitable for them to stay involved
3. Ensure a warm welcome with food and a hot drink
4. Capture the process - we have a great video which illustrates the energy and excitement of the Voting Night

Further Information and Evaluations


Project Details

  • Name of PB Project:Grugach's Gold - Rathlin Development and Community Association
  • Year:2018
  • Location:Rathlin Island
  • Local Council Area:Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
  • Partners:

    PB Steering Group: Lisa Harris, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council; Noeleen Diver, Big Dish Out; Peter Osborne, Community Relations Council, Rathlin Islanders Marianne Green, Michael Cecil and Orlagh Cecil; PSNI and support from Louise O'Kane, PB Works and Alan Budge, PB Partners

  • Amount of Money given out through the PB Project:£1,000
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