Articles tagged with: enviromental impact

Live Here Love Here Small Grant Scheme Information Sessions

Created on: Tuesday, 20 March 2018. Posted in: News





The Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme takes a fresh approach to improving our local environment and building a sense of pride in our local communities.This year the Live Here Love Here team are visiting a number of locations across the country to help you with your application. Come along to hear from some successful grant recipients in your area, what the judges are looking for and ask any questions!


The Small Grants Scheme provides support to volunteer projects that: 


Seed kit applications 2018 now open!

Created on: Friday, 23 February 2018. Posted in: News

Transform an urban or unloved space with wildflowers…

Are you ready to become part of the UK’s largest wildflower initiative, by bringing people together to transform a shared space in your community with native wildflowers?

Yes! Tell me how…

Step 1: Find a shared space where you live or work (and find out who owns it!)

Step 2: Take a picture

Step 3: To apply fill in a few details, including who you plan to involve in transforming the space, and upload your picture 

Sea-Changers Marine Litter fund 2018

Created on: Monday, 05 February 2018. Posted in: Coastal Guardians News



Sea-Changers raises money for a range of primarily UK based, marine conservation charities and not for profit organisations. The projects funded will achieve one or more of the following objectives:

  • To address the root causes of marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.
  • To prevent or reduce negative impacts on UK coastal and marine environments and / or species.
  • To add to the body of knowledge about marine conservation threats and challenges in the UK.

Sea-Changers is...

DAERA Marine Litter Watch Newsletter

Created on: Tuesday, 23 January 2018. Posted in: Projects News

Current and past editions of the Marine Litter Watch Newsletter can be found here:

The aim of the Northern Ireland Marine Litter Strategy is to help realise the vision of "clean, healtht, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans"


Ulster Wildlife - Nature Skills Training Scheme

Created on: Thursday, 11 January 2018. Posted in: News

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We are delighted to have been awarded a grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to provide new training opportunities under the HLF Nature Skills NI programme.

This funding follows on from the success of the Skills for Living Landscapes and Seas Project and supports our ongoing commitment to training, allowing us to open up the opportunity for a career in the nature conservation sector to a wider range of people.

There is a skills gap in our sector and this project has enabled Ulster...

Drainage Misconnections

Created on: Tuesday, 03 October 2017. Posted in: News

House holders are being asked to “Make the right connection and keep rivers and beaches clean for everyone to enjoy”

Household drainage misconnections occur where a foul water flow is connected in errof to a surface water drain, resulting in untreated wastewater going directly to your local river and may end up on beaches. Similarly, if gutters and gulleys are wrongly connected, they will be sending clean rainwater into foul water drain, overwhelming it and causing flooding and untreated wastewater going directly to rivers and beaches.

So what can you do? The answer...

St Johns Point Shore Clean

Created on: Tuesday, 26 September 2017. Posted in: Projects News

On Thursday 21st September volunteers joined us to clean a further stretch of the Lecale Way. Yet again the weather was on our side and we were able to clean up about a mile of coastline. With 12 volunteers in total we managed to lift over 20 bags of litter, assorted lengths of rope, 4 small storage drums, and a car wheel. Our thanks to all the volunteers that came along, your hard work is greatly appreciated.

The Lecale Big Swim and Paddle

Created on: Tuesday, 28 July 2015. Posted in: Projects News

Hundreds to Join the Lecale ‘Big Swim and Paddle’

6 village communities along the Lecale Coast, County Down, are inviting everyone to celebrate their beautiful beaches on 1 August with The Lecale ‘Big Swim and Paddle’ when hundreds of people are expected to take to the water, following the 'Big Swim and Paddle' from...


Created on: Friday, 15 May 2015. Posted in: Strangford Lough Festival News

Portaferry will be filled with Medieval Mayhem on Sat 13 and Sun 14 June during the annual Strangford Lough Festival. Those turbulent times were action packed and you can try on chain mail, wield a sword and bring out your inner thirst for battle with the castles' men–at-arms. Falconry and archery displays and have-a-go sessions will be a huge draw at Exploris Park and you can also pick up some ancient recipes or try out your writing skills with the cooks and scriptor monk.

The Festival...

Townlands and Gateways

Created on: Monday, 12 January 2015. Posted in: News | Press Releases | Projects News

Farmers and landowners invited to participate in
townlands and gateways project

The Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership are restoring tradition gateways as part of our townlands and gateways project and are asking local farmers and landowners to get involved. We restore sets of traditional gates and stone gateposts at no cost to the farmer. Through this work we hope to provide opportunities for local people to find out more about traditional farm practices and built heritage on their land. We have already...

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