The diversification of Ardclinis Outdoor Adventure Centre through the establishment of an environmental education programme.
The applicant, Anne Bowen, runs a very successful outdoor pursuits company based in Cushendall, but utlises premises and land across the Glens of Antrim. The company employs 3 full time and 1 part time staff and brings in qualified instructors when required. Much of the custom comes from youth groups and corporate bookings. The applicant sought to diversify into environmental education and a site was sourced for this purpose.
The group received funding for a vertical machining centre.
The project allows the business to incorporate the existing outdoor pursuts element of the business whilst the pupils learn about their local environment, and undertake curriculum based studies and school projects.