Covid Special Enterprise Fund

Created on: Wednesday, 23 September 2020. Posted in: News

The COVID Social Enterprise Fund will support social enterprises that already deliver services and products but find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The primary intention of the fund is to help social enterprises to stabilise and manage cash flow over this difficult period.


British Science Week 2021

Created on: Tuesday, 22 September 2020. Posted in: News

Grant Applications for British Science Week  March 2021 are now open

Queen's and Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership launch "Community Archaeology Toolkit" online resource

Created on: Thursday, 17 September 2020. Posted in: News

The Centre for Community Archaeology (CCA) at Queen’s University Belfast and Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership (LNLP) have launched a free online learning resource – the Community Archaeology Toolkit – for people interested in discovering more about how to research their local archaeological heritage.

Archaeological projects that involve community groups and local volunteers have been growing in popularity throughout the UK and Ireland over the past decade. In any normal summer the archaeologists at Queen’s would be assisting local communities across Northern Ireland to...

Arts Council re-opens Emergency fund for Arts and Cultural organisations

Created on: Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in: News

Applications are being invited from small to medium scale arts and cultural organisations in Northern Ireland that have a proven track record of quality work and public engagement, supported by public funding in one of the last three financial years.

Grants of up to £25,000 will be awarded to assist organisations most in need due to loss of income or operational capacity up to 31 March 2021, enabling them to continue to develop and/or deliver activities. Organisations can also apply for funding to explore ways of working that will help them to adapt and respond to the current...

Final Call From SEAFLAG For Funding Applications

Created on: Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in: News


South East Area Fisheries Local Action Group (SEA FLAG) invites final applications for grant aid under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund Programme 2014-2020, co-funded by the European Union and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs.

SEA FLAG seeks applications that address one or more of the following themes:

Rural Micro Capital Grants Scheme 2020 launches

Created on: Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in: News

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Grants of £200- £1500 available now!

This Scheme is funded under the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Programme.   The Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2020 has been designed to:

  • Help rural community-led, voluntary groups to address local issues of access poverty, financial poverty and social isolation; and
  • Improve the lives of rural communities, and in particular the...

Food For Life Get Togethers in Newry, Mourne and Down Area

Created on: Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in: News

Food for Life Get Togethers connects people through the power of good food  from growing, cooking and eating.  We invite applications from schools, churches, care settings, growing and community groups. Our eligible test and learn regions are Newry, Mourne and Down, Fermanagh and Omagh and Belfast District Council areas. These events can be virtual or socially distanced using Government Guidelines. We are offering small grants of £150 from June 2020 to April 2021.  The closing date for the next round is 11th September 

Covid 19 Funding

Created on: Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in: News

Dear All

See below for your attention:

Call 2 COVID Call is fully allocated and closed on the system.

CALL 3 is open on 8th September 2020 and will close on 12:00noon, 30th September 2020:
• Support Programme for the Tourism Events and Arts Sector
• Tourism Marketing
• Christmas Illuminations
• COVID-19 Recovery (Subject to funding becoming available)
Application and guidance notes can be reviewed online using the link:
The link can be...

Investing in Nature Friendly Farming Webinars with the RSPB and the Nature Friendly Farming Network

Created on: Tuesday, 08 September 2020. Posted in: News

During summer 2020 the RSPB teamed up with the Nature Friendly Farming Network to provide two seminars on:

'How to secure a profitable future in farming' and '

'Why we should invest in nature-friendly farming'

These webinars demonstrated how a...

AONB Lockdown Help for Farms to Become More Resilient

Created on: Wednesday, 02 September 2020. Posted in: News


AONBs Lockdown Help for Farms to become More Resilient
The management teams of the Ring of Gullion, the Mournes and Strangford and Lecale AONBs (Areas of Outstanding Nature Beauty) have teamed up with the Woodland Trust to invite interested members of the farming community to sign up for a farm plan project.
This is the second year of a project which is working closely with farmers to partner them in trialling a new approach to...

Brent Geese are back in the Lough

Created on: Tuesday, 01 September 2020. Posted in: News

Over the last week or so we have started to see the Brent Geese Branta bernicla hrota arriving on our shores.
Strangford Lough is world famous as the main arrival site for most of the Canadian population (up to 80%) of pale-bellied Brent goose. These geese travel to this area, in early autumn, in their tens of thousands from Arctic Canada to over-winter in our warmer climate.
The geese primarily feed on eel grass (Zostera) which grows in the inter-tidal sand and mudflats although they will graze in the fields neighbouring the shore.

Watch out for Wildlife Crime - Marine Wildlife Disturbance

Created on: Monday, 17 August 2020. Posted in: News

Did you know some marine species are protected by law? If you see anyone injuring, disturbing or harassing marine wildlife, the incident should be reported. Call the 

Opening Doors to the Outdoors Project

Created on: Monday, 06 July 2020. Posted in: News

Opening Doors to the Outdoors Project

The Outdoor Partnership (TOP) was formed in 2004 to address a disconnect in the North West Wales outdoor sector whereby there were limited opportunities for local people to take part in outdoor activities in their communities and as a result residents saw little value in either the health, wellbeing and employment opportunities.

The Big Butterfly Count

Created on: Monday, 06 July 2020. Posted in: News

The Big Butterfly Count is a nationwide citizen science survey aimed at helping to assess the health of our environment. 

The Big Butterfly Count 2020 will run from Friday 17 July to Sunday 9 August.

Find out how to take part and download your i.d guide here

Adopt a Spot

Created on: Monday, 06 July 2020. Posted in: News

Is there an area near you that could use a bit of TLC? Could you commit to carrying out just four clean ups a year? Then get involved in our Adopt A Spot programme!

Adopt a Spot is a scheme that enables volunteers across Northern Ireland to adopt an area and look after it.

Adopters can be anyone, from families, community or youth groups, schools, businesses and sporting associations. Live Here Love Here will provide groups with an adoption pack containing all the equipment you need, including a hints and tips booklet on how to run a successful clean up.

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