The SS Nomadic Charitable Trust was established by DSD in 2006 to restore the SS Nomadic and to make it accessible to the public, to ensure it can play a key role in the on-going celebration of the Titanic, ensure a lasting legacy to celebrate Belfast’s maritime and industrial heritage and as a catalyst for tourism and social and economic development
In 2009, the Department for Social Development (DSD) through its Urban Regeneration and Community Development Group, secured £2.3 million of PEACE III funding to: -
1. Physically restore the SS Nomadic – the last surviving floating link to the Titanic, and;
2. Deliver a cross-community learning programme which will include Titanic/Nomadic linked history lectures, workshops, shared history courses and exhibitions, to promote equality and an acceptance of cultural diversity
While stage 1 of the programme is almost complete and significant progress has been made on stage 2, £195K of the PEACE III funding is in place to complete the delivery of stage 2 – Peoples History Initiative.
Resulting from this action the DSD now wishes to appoint a service provider to complete the delivery of the PHI in collaboration with the SS Nomadic Charitable Trust.