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Mid Ulster Vintage Rally

Saturday 2nd June
Springhill, Moneymore
Adult £5, Child £2, Members Free

Car Bazaar

Saturday 2nd June
Mount Stewart
Car £5, Van £30, Trailer £15


Scenic Forest Walk

Monday 4th June
Florence Court
Normal Admission, Members Free


Portmuck Geology Walk

Saturday 9th June
Portmuck, Co Antrim
No Charge, Donations Welcome

The World of Moths

Sunday 10th June
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome


Launch Event – INTERREG VA Collaborative Action for the Natura Network Project (CANN)

Tuesday 12th June
Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan

FSC Tollymore Teacher Training

Tuesday 12th June
FSC Tollymore, Co. Down


Moyola Waterfoot Nature Reserve – Himalayan Balsam Control

Sunday 17th June
Moyola Waterfoot Nature Reerve

Wild in the Park: Falcons and Friends

Sunday 17th June
Carnfunnock Country Park

International Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2018

Monday 18th June
See website for details
See website for details


Grass Roots Summer Outing

Saturday 23rd June
Downpatrick Area


Jump in Muddy Puddles Day

Friday 29th June
Carnfunnock Country Park


Environment Fund 2019–2022 open 11 June 2018


The DAERA Environment Fund (EF) Strategic Strand is now open for
Pre–Applications from eligible applicants

DAERA administers the Environment Fund (EF) to support STRATEGIC projects in Northern Ireland contributing to 4 Environmental Impact Priority areas:

  • National, EU and International commitments and draft Programme for Government (Tiered)
  • Evidence and Coordination actions
  • Outdoor Recreation actions
  • Northern Ireland wide projects/strategic environmental engagement

The overarching Eligibility Criteria is: A single grant application may be submitted by not for profit organisations or councils which will deliver measurable key environmental outcomes at a Northern Ireland wide scale, sub–regional scale, river catchment scale, on or related to a designated site, or on EMFG owned/managed natural environment sites. Applicants can also receive funding as a partner helping to deliver specific outcomes identified in another organisation’s application. 

If you are seeking funding under the Strategic Strand from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2022, with possible extension for one year you must submit a completed Pre–Application Form by the closing date.

Closing date for pre–application submission:

4pm Monday 23 JULY 2018

Any offers issued will initially be for funding provision for 2019–20. Funding for subsequent years will be dependent on a number of considerations including:

  • Decisions made on future Budget allocations to departments;
  • Successful delivery in 2019–20;
  • Any changes in priorities for delivery identified by the Northern Ireland Executive, Assembly and the Department.

An overview of the programme and the Pre–Application form is available from the DAERA grants website:

Information Meeting:

Friday 15 June 10am: Crawfordsburn Country Park Visitor Centre

Potential applicants to the Environment Fund Strategic Strand are invited to attend (a single representative for an organisation) and should confirm attendance by 4pm Wednesday 13 June by email to

The Environment Fund is always oversubscribed and the budget is limited. This should be recognised when you are applying for this funding. It is unlikely that organisations will receive more funding than they received previously under DAERA funding in 2018–19. Successful projects will be those which, alongside existing and other proposed activity, will most effectively help to achieve the priorities we have identified.

We strongly recommend that you discuss your project proposal with a member of DAERA staff prior to submitting a Pre–Application Form. Contact details can be provided by DAERA Environment Fund staff who can be contacted by email on or on 028 9056 9610.


The room at Crawfordsburn will be available from 1pm after the formal meeting if you wish to meet with other organisations or DAERA staff in attendance to discuss potential projects, priorities and partnerships. The café will be open.