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Events

 

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Consultation on NICVAs Manifesto for Change:Key 1

Tuesday 2nd March
Online
Free

CCC– Net Zero: The need for joint action on adaptation

Wednesday 3rd March
Online
Free

ORNI Conference and Strategy Launch

Wednesday 3rd March
Online
Free

Regenerating your soil – Agronomy and Business Virtual Conference for Arable Growers

Wednesday 3rd March
Online
Free

Consultation on NICVAs Manifesto for Change – EVENT 2

Thursday 4th March
Online
Free

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Scoping Surveys for Arborists

Monday 8th March
Online
£120.50

Conversations about Climate Change: Northern Ireland’s Energy Challenge

Tuesday 9th March
Online
Free

Consultation on NICVAs Manifesto for Change – EVENT 3

Tuesday 9th March
Online
Free

The Earth Connects Us: The geology and landscapes of the Mourne Gullion Strangford Aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark

Tuesday 9th March
Online
Free

Webinar – Chemicals Stakeholder Event – REACH

Wednesday 10th March
Online
Free

Grow and Gain with Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Thursday 11th March
Online
Free

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The Rivers Trust Conference: Water at the heart of climate resilience

Tuesday 16th March
Online
Free

17

Rural Policy Group – RED Talk: Energy and Industry

Thursday 18th March
Online
Free

BTO: NI Seabird Report 2020 Launch

Thursday 18th March
Online
Free

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21

Imagine! Festival 2021

Monday 22nd March
Online

Greener Recovery Festival

Monday 22nd March
Online
£6 – £72

BITC:NI: Case studies on climate action: Power NI & SONI

Monday 22nd March
Online
Free

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Introducing 20 Minute Neighbourhoods

Wednesday 24th March
Online
Free

BITC:NI: Case studies on climate action: Translink

Wednesday 24th March
Online
Free

Post–pandemic Planning for Healthy Streets and Inclusive Active Travel

Wednesday 24th March
Online
Free

Dr Stelios Grafakos: ‘The Promise of Green Growth’

Thursday 25th March
Online
Free

Tales of the Times Celebration Event

Thursday 25th March
Online
Free

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BITC:NI: Case studies on climate action: Lidl

Tuesday 30th March
Online
Free

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Covid–19 Community Support Fund 14 January 2021

Communities Minister announces further boost for Covid–19 Community Support Fund

 

Support Fund

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey today announced a further £2.75 million for councils under the Covid–19 Community Support Fund to allow them to support the voluntary and community sector response to the continuing hardship created by the pandemic.

The funding boost will support local grassroots community and voluntary organisations across council areas working with individuals and communities during the pandemic to target need and alleviate poverty by:

  • providing assistance to those on low income and at risk due to financial stress
  • supporting access to food for those most in need
  • helping to connect those living alone or in a rural and border area that are likely to experience challenges in accessing services

Minister Hargey said: “This funding will provide essential continued support for voluntary and community sector groups, through local councils.  Our local community sector continues to be at the frontline of the response to this pandemic. Councils, through their community development programmes, will work with the Department to direct the funding to those community sector organisations who are responding to need on the ground.”

NILGA President, Cllr Matt Garrett (Belfast City Council) said: “I welcome the announcement today by the Communities Minister and her Department concerning this funding. This is an exceptionally challenging time for everyone and every penny of support counts.  Councils, as the hubs of all our communities, are actively working in partnership with the Department and our community partners to support those in most need across the 11 council areas; this vital, welcome funding supports this crucial work.”

The additional funding is part of a package of measures being provided by the Department for Communities (DfC) to support vulnerable people.

 More information available here