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Events

 

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Hedge Planting

Sunday 4th March
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

Belfast Festival of Learning

Monday 5th March
Various, see programme for details
Free

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Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

Sunday 18th March
Saintfield Estate, Saintfield
Free

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The Rivers Trust Spring Conference 2018

Wednesday 21st March
Iveagh House, Saint Stephen’s Green, Dublin
Free

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NI Allotment and Community Garden Forum

Saturday 24th March
MACCA Centre, Omagh

Easter Fun At Monkstown Wood

Saturday 24th March
Monkstown Wood, Newtownabbey
See website for details

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Outdoor Recreation & Your Community

Tuesday 27th March
An Creagán Centre, County Tyrone

EU Funding for Sustainable Development – Project Ideas Lab

Wednesday 28th March
Sustainable NI, Bradford Court, Upper Galwally, Belfast BT8 6RB
Free

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New support for Binevenagh… 3 November 2017

National Lottery support for new Binevenagh Landscape Partnership Scheme (via CCGHT)

 

Today the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) announced initial1 support for a £3.4 million project to the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust (CCGHT) for the Binevenagh and Coastal Lowlands Landscape Partnership Scheme.

HLF has awarded an eighteen–month development grant of £204,200 to enable CCGHT to develop the five–year project which will be assessed for final approval for the full project amount of £3.4 million through HLF’s Landscape Partnership Scheme (LPS). A dedicated office and three–person development team will be established in the area from January 2018. When the project gains final approval, expected in 2019, five staff will be employed for the five–year delivery phase.

The scheme will explore and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the area, with a focus on defence heritage, as well as outdoor recreation opportunities. The project has been developed throughout 2016/2017 in consultation with partners across the area including environment and heritage groups, community organisations and statutory bodies.   

The development team will consult widely over a period of 18 months with local communities, businesses, interest groups, government agencies and political representatives to develop projects which secure a sustainable future for the areas heritage and connects the area’s:

  • Outstanding natural heritage, which includes six internationally recognised habitats and ten sites of national significance;
  • Wealth of internationally and nationally important Napoleonic, WWI, WWII, Cold War and Troubles era defence heritage features;
  • Unique status as the only area in Northern Ireland where outdoor recreation can be actively enjoyed in the water, on the land and in the air.

Ultimately the project will help develop a better understanding and sense of ownership of these features within the local community, so that the landscape and heritage can be valued and shared by the entire community, across all generations and with visitors to the area.

Read the full press release here…