The sum was approved by the council’s Community Planning Committee at a meeting on Monday evening for inclusion in its arts and culture estimates for 2021/22.
The centenary falls on May 3, 2021. The local authority has formed a Northern Ireland Centenary Working Group to take plans forward.
Members are: Councillor Paul Dunlop , Cllr Stephen Ross and Cllr Mark Cooper, DUP; Alderman Mark Cosgrove and Cllr Robert Foster, Ulster Unionist; Ald Julian McGrath, Alliance; Cllr Michael Goodman, Sinn Fein and Cllr Roisin Lynch, SDLP.
The committee has also appointed a number of community representatives. They are: Brian Kerr, Carnmoney LOL; Jordan Greer, of Impact Network NI (formerly South Antrim Community Network); Nathan Anderson, Dalriada Historical and Culture Group; Stephen Scott, Burnside Village Committee; Richard McLaughlin, Muck and More, Antrim and Darren Richardson, Sperrin/Randalstown Cultural Awareness Association.
The first meeting of the working group was held in March but was suspended due to the Covid pandemic (read more here).
Meetings resumed in August at Mossley Mill in Newtownabbey and remotely.
Michelle Weir, Local Democracy Reporter.
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