Cookie Policy

We use cookies to make our website effective and useful for you. To continue, please accept the use of cookies.

I accept

How we use cookies

Northern Ireland Environment Link Logo
 

News

 

Events

 

Feb 2021 right left

01

The Economics of Biodiversity: the Dasgupta Review

Tuesday 2nd February
Online
Free

Covid 19 – Learning from Belfast – Creating healthy places

Wednesday 3rd February
Online
Free

04
05
06
07
08

Northern Ireland Food, Farm and Land Convention

Tuesday 9th February
Online

Building Soil Fertility on Farm

Wednesday 10th February
Online

Managing Plastic Waste Digital Conference

Thursday 11th February
Online
£200 – £260 + VAT

12
13
14

The Protocol and the Environment

Monday 15th February
Online
Free

16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

FFCC’s Changing our land management

Wednesday 24th February
Online
Free

Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative Speaks: Targeting, Monitoring, and Conserving Soil Biodiversity: Soil biodiversity observation networks across the globe

Wednesday 24th February
Online
Free

Priorities for moving forward low carbon heat in the UK – strategy, policy, regulation, and supporting delivery

Thursday 25th February
Online
£190 plus VAT

Digital Fundraising (CFNI)

Thursday 25th February
Online
Free

Webinar: Integrated home renovation services in Europe

Friday 26th February
Online
Free

RSPB NI: Saving Species & Combatting Climate Change

Saturday 27th February
Online
Free

28
      
 

BCC Funding Programmes Open 23 February 2021

Belfast City Council new funding programmes open – Pathfinder Awards & Creative Bursaries

 

Image via NIEL

While the full impact of COVID–19 is as yet unknown, Belfast City Council recognises the profound impact that it is having across the culture, heritage and arts sector.  As part of the city’s recovery and strategic plans, we are pivoting our programmes to help build the capacity of our cultural sector and maintain our commitment to make 2023 a year of cultural celebration for our city.  We believe that culture will be at the heart of Belfast’s recovery and that building the capacity of our cultural sector is essential not just to ensuring that we can deliver on the ambition for 2023 but that we build back better and to a more sustainable position than we were in before the effects of the pandemic set in.

Today we’re opening two new cultural support programmes, that will feed directly into the city’s recovery and strategic plans as part of our wider commitment to build back better.

Support for non–core funded cultural organisations:

The Pathfinder 2021 Awards are part of the city’s on–going commitment both to cultural recovery in the context of the pandemic and our on–going A City Imagining cultural investment programme for Belfast. These awards are aimed at those organisations which have struggled to secure core funding from the public sector and need some assistance to help develop and grow. They are therefore not available to those already in receipt of core funding from the public sector.  A total amount of £80,000 has been allocated for this programme. Organisations can apply for a maximum of £20,000

Deadline:  12noon, Monday 22nd March 2021

  • A virtual information session for Pathfinder Awards will be held via Microsoft Teams on Monday 1st March at 2pm – 3pm: to register for this email culture@belfastcity.gov.uk
  • Following this information session we will be offering one–to–one guidance for organisations via Microsoft Teams on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th March: email culture@belfastcity.gov.uk to register (these will be 45 min slots, allocated on a first come first served basis – if you aren’t available on these dates let us know and we will try and accommodate you on another date)
  • Please put the title Pathfinder Awards in the subject of your emails

Support for creative individuals:

A key priority in the cultural strategy is to build the capacity of our creative sector as we develop our year of culture in 2023 and beyond. This Creative Practitioner Bursary Programme is a vital part of this development. We will directly invest in professional development of 10 freelance creative practitioners.  Each creative practitioner will be awarded a £10,000 bursary for 2021 to develop their practice and potentially shape an ambitious creative project of scale as part of the 2023 programme. A minimum of five of these bursaries will go to music–based creative practitioners as part of our development programme for UNESCO City of Music designation later in 2021.  The remaining five bursaries will be allocated to creative practitioners working in all other artform areas – consideration will be given to all areas of cultural and creative expression. 

Deadline:  12noon, Monday 22nd March 2021

  • A virtual information session for Creative Practitioner Bursaries will be held via Microsoft Teams onMonday 1st March at 3:30pm – 4:30pm: email culture@belfastcity.gov.uk
  • Following this information session we will be offering one–to–one guidance for creative practitioners via Microsoft Teams on Thursday 11th, Friday 12th March and Monday 15th March: email culture@belfastcity.gov.uk to register (these will be 45 min slots, allocated on a first come first served basis – if you aren’t available on these dates let us know and we will try and accommodate you on another date)
  • Please put the title Creative Practitioner Bursary in the subject of your emails

 For more information here