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Community Places Free Planning Advice

Wednesday 2nd May
Community Places, 2 Downshire Place, Belfast BT2 7JQ
Free

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Dry Stone Walling

Sunday 6th May
Mourne Mountains
Free

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Belfast Roadshow on Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday 8th May
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, 3 Cromac Quay, Ormeau Gasworks, Belfast BT7 2JD
Free

Sustainable NI Carbon Management Training

Wednesday 9th May
Parliament Buildings, Belfast
See above

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An Evening Walk in Spring

Saturday 12th May
Belfast Area
Free

Guided bluebell walk at Prehen Wood

Sunday 13th May
Prehen Wood, Derry~Londonderry
Free

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Bluebell Stroll with the Ranger

Saturday 19th May
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Glenoe Geology Walk

Saturday 19th May
Glenoe Waterfall
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh – Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 20th May
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

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Carbon Management Course

Wednesday 23rd May
Inspire Business Park, Newtownards
£225 (No VAT to pay)

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Country Fair

Sunday 27th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission Members Free

Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 27th May
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 28th May
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

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Owls of delight – Challenge Fund 17 June 2014

School and community groups from across Northern Ireland came together on Thursday 12th June to celebrate hundreds of environmental projects which were delivered through the NGO Challenge Fund 2014

 

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Environment Minister Mark H Durkan with pupils 
from St. Mary's Primary School, Rathlin Island 

Speaking at the celebration event at the Beech Hill House & Hotel, Minister for the Environment Mark H Durkan said: “The 2014 NGO Challenge Fund has been a great success. The people of Northern Ireland have delivered more than 250 environmental projects, reinvesting £2.3 million of the proceeds of the carrier bag levy back into communities that contributed to the levy.”

“Be it developing community gardens or removing invasive species, to name but two examples, I very much see the Challenge Fund as the ‘People's Fund'. It inspires local communities to improve their environment and encourages and supports new and existing partnerships between local businesses, schools, environmental groups and residents. I would urge groups across the north to continue to search for projects that benefit their local communities.”

Northern Ireland Environment Link administers the fund on behalf of the Department of the Environment. Chief Executive of NIEL, Craig McGuicken said: “The Fund has been a huge success again this year. It has inspired groups across Northern Ireland to work together and today's event demonstrates the importance of continuing this programme. I believe the NGO Challenge Fund is ready to become a significant and regular element in Government promotion of environmental protection, conservation and enhancement. The use of funds from the Single Use Carrier Bag Levy to fund this community led environmental work is highly appropriate.”

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Environment Minister Mark H Durkan planting a 
tree at Beech Hill

Information in relation to the NGO Challenge Fund is available on the NIEL website here.

The NGO Challenge Fund 2014 Report can be found here:

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