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Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 2nd February
The Argory Moy
Normal Admission

Woodland Management – Saintfield Estate

Sunday 3rd February
Saintfield Estate


Public Money for Public Goods – Benefits for farmers, rural communities and the environment

Thursday 7th February
Seamus Heaney Centre, 45 Main Street, Bellaghy BT45 8HT


Tackling Food Waste: Protecting the Environment and Helping Society

Wednesday 13th February
De Vere Holborn Bars, 138–142 Holborn, London
See website for details


Nest Fest

Saturday 16th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission

Path & Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 17th February
Bog Meadows Nature Reserve, Belfast


CEDaR Recorders Days – Belfast

Wednesday 20th February
Ulster Museum, Belfast


Dry Stone Walling

Friday 22nd February
Drumnaph Nature Reserve
Free (lunch provided)

Evening Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 23rd February


Countryside Educational Visits Accreditation Scheme (CEVAS) Training (Therapeutic route)

Tuesday 26th February
Bradkeel Social Farm, Plumbridge, County Tyrone BT79 8BN 307
£240 inc VAT


Irish Conference 2019 Wading into Water: The Assessment and Management of our Aquatic Environment

Thursday 28th February
Radisson Blu, Athlone
CIEEM Member (Fellow, Full, Associate, Graduate) £125.00 CIEEM member (Qual or Retd) £75.00 CIEEM Student Member £30.00 Non Member Ticket £175.00 Student (not a CIEEM member) £50.00

BITC Charity Learning Network

Thursday 28th February
Arthur Cox, Victoria House, 15–17 Gloucester St, Belfast
£295 + VAT


The Space & Place Programme is a £15million, 5 year capital grants project that will support local communities to connect people by developing under–used, contested and/or difficult spaces.



The Space & Place Programme was officially launched on the 7th May 2013 at Crumlin Road Gaol.

Space & Place will support the integration of communities, across various divides in Northern Ireland, through the development of local space and place. By reclaiming and transforming derelict and neglected spaces and places, local people can improve their local environment and provide a range of activities that will encourage more people to play a part in their communities.

The programme will give grants of between £50,000 and £1m to communities to make better use of new and existing outdoor and indoor spaces. By prioritising enhanced use of space and resources, it will help build community capacity within and between communities, address isolation and support change through the transformation to safer, more user–friendly and useful spaces for individuals, families and communities.

The Space and Place Consortium, headed by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, will deliver the Space and Place programme in Northern Ireland. The Space & Place Consortium is a partnership who will take responsibility for the Programme Management, with the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland (as lead partner) taking responsibility for the day–to–day operational management of the programme.

The core membership of the consortium, in addition to the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, include: 

Groundwork NI

Northern Ireland Environment Link

Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Public Health Agency

Rural Community Network

A dedicated website for the programme has been developed and includes a wealth of information on the programme including information about the programme, how to apply, funded projects and news:

As part of the programme, NIEL have employed a Space and Place Policy Officer to provide an added value learning element – promoting best practice, developing case studies and teasing out the key practice to policy lessons.

More information on the Space & Place Policy Officer can be found here.