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International Healthy Cities Conference 2018

Monday 1st October
See programme for details
See website for details


Do you love where you live? Come along to a workshop on Binevenagh and Coastal Lowlands area!

Wednesday 3rd October
Magilligan Field Centre, Seacoast Road, Limavady


Grass Roots AGM 2018

Saturday 6th October
Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church Hall, Ormeau Road, Belfast


Harvest Month

Saturday 13th October
Springhill, Moneymore
Adult £5.90, Child £2.95

Autumn tales at Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus

Saturday 13th October
Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus
£5 per child; £1 per accompanying adult

Clearance of Pine & Rhododendron

Sunday 14th October
Ballynahone Bog Nature Reserve, near Maghera, Co Londonderry


Overhead and Underfoot – The Second World War Legacies around the Lough

Tuesday 16th October
The Old Courthouse, Market Square, Antrim


Creating active and liveable environments – Enhancing the interface between research, policy and practice

Thursday 18th October


City2Sea: Pathways for Litter Conference

Monday 22nd October
The Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Derry~Londonderry BT48 6DQ
See registration form above for details


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.