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Wildlife Disturbance and Your Drone

Created on: Wednesday, 14 July 2021. Posted in: News

Image Credit NIEA Facebook page

Flying your drone this weekend -think about our wildlife! UAVs or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles can cause serious disturbance to vulnerable breeding birds and animals. Check out the new advice for drone, UAV & model aircraft pilots from The Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime NI at https://bit.ly/3yNjihB

Always use your common sense and think about the potential impact to nearby wildlife before you fly!

Marine Litter Capital Grants

Created on: Wednesday, 14 July 2021. Posted in: News

The Live Here Love Here Marine Litter Capital Grants are being provided by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs through the Live Here Love Here collaborative partnership, involving DAERA, ten Local Councils, Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

The Marine Litter Capital Grants will support organisations and groups to purchase items to:

  • Prevent litter and plastic pollution from entering the marine environment 
  • Enhance the environmental management of a local area to reduce marine litter
  • ...

Micro Community Investment Fund

Created on: Wednesday, 14 July 2021. Posted in: News

Northern Ireland Micro Community Investment Fund Opens

Northern Ireland who are making the lives of others in their communities better through projects to improve financial, physical and mental wellbeing.

Applications will be accepted from grassroots community organisations based in Northern Ireland with an annual income of less than £30,000. Priority will be given to groups with an income of up to £10,000.

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • Focus on the positive contribution of people within the community.
  • Enable...

Equipment and Activity Funding for NI Community Groups

Created on: Wednesday, 14 July 2021. Posted in: News

Equipment and Activity Funding for NI Community Groups

A fund for charitable, sports and community organisations in Northern Ireland for equipment purchases or projects and activities that enhance their offering within their local community is accepting applications.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available through the funding programme.

Applicants must:

  • Be a community organisation based in Northern Ireland.
  • Not have any political links.
  • Use the funds within 6-8 weeks of receiving them.
  • Agree to all PR and...

Rural Business Development Grant

Created on: Thursday, 01 July 2021. Posted in: News

Rural Business Development Grants available

Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership Welcomes New Members

Created on: Monday, 24 May 2021. Posted in: News

Membership Renewal 2021

Following a recent call for new membership, Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership, Chairperson PJ Gault welcomes the following new partnership members,

  • Dot Blakely, Bird Watching with Dot,
  • Liesa Johnston Strangford Lough Tourism Cluster,
  • Dr Verity Peet, Manager Portico, Portaferry

You are all very welcome and we very much look forward to working with you all at Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership.

 

Draft Marine Plan Public Consultation Report - Summary of Responses

Created on: Monday, 24 May 2021. Posted in: News

Daera NI have published the Summary of Reponses to the 2018 draft Marine Plan for Northern Ireland consultation.

https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/sites/default/files/publications/daera/Public%20Consultation%20Report%20-%20Summary%20of%20Responses.PDF

 

STAY SAFE on your PERSONAL WATERCRAFT (JETSKI) - with RYA, PWP and the RNLI

Created on: Monday, 24 May 2021. Posted in: News

Please ensure you stay safe on the water, follow local guidance and respect other water users & wildlife.

NIFHA Re-Launch Fishing For Litter Initiative

Created on: Friday, 21 May 2021. Posted in: News

During May Fishing For Litter was relaunched across the three local fishing harbours !

"The fishing community have unique access to marine litter in the open ocean and seabed - when we catch it, we bag it and bring it to shore. It is our contribution to help clean our seas.

Fishing For Litter fishermen in Northern Ireland and around the world have removed thousands of tonnes of litter in the sea so far, and we plan to ramp up efforts to tackle the increasing problem." Jenny Lau, Environmental Officer NIFHA

To learn more contact Jenny on jenny.lau@nifha.co.uk

Northern Ireland Arts Project Funding for Organisations - 2021/22 Round Open

Created on: Friday, 21 May 2021. Posted in: News

Northern Ireland Arts Project Funding for Organisations - 2021/22 Round Open

An annual Northern Ireland programme for organisations delivering arts projects is accepting applications.

Applications are invited from a wide range of legally constituted organisations including registered charities, public sector bodies, commercial organisations and partnerships of organisations working together.

Projects must take place between 9 July 2021 and 30 June 2022. Eligible projects and activities include:

  • Projects, events and programmes of...

Responsible Outdoor Recreation Poster Launched

Created on: Friday, 21 May 2021. Posted in: News

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Community Relations / Cultural Diversity Grant Funding

Created on: Friday, 21 May 2021. Posted in: News

NI's Community Relations and Cultural Diversity Grant Accepting Applications

Northern Ireland's Community Relations and Cultural Diversity Grants scheme is inviting applications from locally based voluntary and community organisations for projects primarily involving adults.

Groups can apply for grants of up to £10,000 (most grants will be awarded for a smaller amount) to develop their capacity to engage in community relations work and to enhance the community relations potential of projects they undertake.

The scheme is aimed at locally based...

Launch of 2021/22 Environmental Challenge Fund Competition

Created on: Friday, 21 May 2021. Posted in: News

This is a grant competition for CAPITAL and RESOURCE/PROGRAMME funding for projects to help people to connect with the natural environment and to conserve our most important habitats. The key areas for funding under this Environmental Challenge Competition are:

  1. Nature Recovery: Building ecological and climate resilience
    Projects may include:
    • large scale action towards the development or implementation of landscape scale nature recovery networks, which may encompass:
      • Restoration of priority habitat, including terrestrial,...

The Right Side of Outside

Created on: Friday, 21 May 2021. Posted in: News

Wildfires can have a destructive and lasting impact on our natural landscapes and habitats. Please be vigilant and follow this advice from the NIFRS. #RightSideOfOutside  

#walkni 

 

Outdoor Recreation: People, Nature and Health

Created on: Friday, 21 May 2021. Posted in: News

New research by Outdoor Recreation NI reveals the health benefits of the outdoors are not being enjoyed equally across society with recent COVID-19 lockdown exacerbating long standing issues.

 

See link to related article below for full report 

 Read more, 

http://www.outdoorrecreationni.com/news/revealed-outdoor-recreation-people-nature-and-health-survey-results/  

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