Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme

Small Grants Flyer FinalLive Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme

Closing Date noon, 28 September 2015

Grants are available from £500 to £5,000

Small Grants Scheme Flyer

Small Grants Scheme Application Form 2015

Small Grants FAQ 2015

The Live Here Love Here small grants scheme is open to volunteer groups who would like to complete an environmental or community improvement project in their local area. To learn more please visit http://www.liveherelovehere.org/Small-Grants.aspx  An exciting initiative, it takes a fresh approach to improving our local environment and building a sense of civic pride in our local communities. Launched by Keep Northern Beautiful in association with the Department of the Environment, Tourism Northern Ireland and local councils, the Small Grants Scheme provides support to volunteer projects which aim to:

  • Improve the quality of the local environment
  • Enhance the environmental management of a local area
  • Contribute to the development of civic pride within a community with a focus on environmental improvement

Grants are available from £500 to £5,000 and are open to volunteer and community groups, all school and third level education organisations, youth groups and sports clubs undertaking civic pride projects in the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council area.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon 28th September 2015

Projects must take place within the boundaries of the participating Council areas by groups operating within those Council areas to qualify. If you have any questions please check the frequently asked questions section first or email smallgrants@liveherelovehere.org

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Coca-Cola Coast Care Awards – Deadline Extended

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful in association with Coca-Cola HBC Northern Ireland has launched the Coast Care Awards for the sixth year in Northern Ireland.  These awards are designed to acknowledge the excellent work of individuals and groups working throughout the year in the Coast Care Programme, so if you work with or know of a group that deserves an award for the work carried out on a coastal or inland waterway project. Or if there is an individual who you think is so inspiring they deserve to be recognised for their contribution to protecting the Northern Ireland coastline or waterways then you could be in line for a prestigious Coca-Cola Coast Care Award.

To enter please visit http://www.liveherelovehere.org/Join-in/Join-in.aspx

Coca-Cola Community Grants Scheme Application Form 2015

Coast Care Photography Award 2015

Coast Care Awards Entry Form 2015

Group Awards

  • Coca-Cola Coast Care Group
  • Coca-Cola Inland Waterway Group
  • Brighter Futures
  • Better Business Partnership
  • Community Contribution to Tourism (Tourism Northern Ireland)

Individual Awards

  • Youth in Action
  • Local Hero
  • Picture Perfect (Tourism Northern Ireland)

All award winners will receive a commemorative award in recognition of their efforts plus a framed certificate.  Individual winners (including photography) will receive £100 worth of equipment of their choice and Group award winners will receive £200 worth of equipment of their choice.

I have attached a copy of the application form and I would ask that you please e-mail your completed entry to nicola.murray@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org Before 5pm on Monday 28th September 2015.

Live Here Love Here Coca-Cola Community Grant Scheme – Deadline Extended

To celebrate the continued success of these awards we are delighted to announce the introduction of the Live Here Love Here Coca-Cola Community Grant Scheme, which will provide funding of up to £1,000 to community and voluntary groups involved in coastal or inland waterway projects that demonstrate a benefit to the local environment or wider community. This forms part of the wider Live Here Love Here programme, aimed at promoting civic pride within communities and improving environmental quality. We welcome applications from all active Coast Care or Inland Waterway groups, to learn more please visit www.liveherelovehere.org

The Live Here Love Here Coca-Cola Community Grant Scheme is open to all active Coast Care or Inland Waterway Groups throughout ALL of Northern Ireland

I have attached a copy of the application form and I would ask that you please e-mail your completed entry to nicola.murray@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org before 5pm on Monday 28th September 2015.

Coast Care Photography Awards – Deadline Extended

Time to enter the 2015 Coast Care Photography Awards!

Have you taken an amazing photograph that you think celebrates Northern Ireland’s beautiful coastal or inland waterway landscape? If so, then why not enter the 2015 Live Here Love Here, Coca–Cola and Tourism Northern Ireland Coast Care Awards Photography Competition? We are looking for that one image which highlights the fun and colourful beauty of Northern Ireland’s coastline or inland waterways. Images can be taken on a camera or mobile device.

The winner will receive a commemorative award in recognition of their efforts plus a framed certificate and £100 worth of equipment of their choice. Please e-mail your image and a brief description to nicola.murray@keepnorthernirelandbeautiful.org Before 5pm on Monday 28th September 2015

Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful is the new name for the charity TIDY Northern Ireland.

Moth Events 11 and 12 September 2015

Poster about moth night
Moth Night Poster

Two events target moths in September.

Both take place at Beach Road Nature Reserve, Whitehead starting on Friday 11th September at dusk for a guided moth hunt (event 7pm-8pm). Then again the next morning moth enthusiasts can meet to discover what mysterious moths have been caught in the moth traps overnight (event 9am-10am).

There are over 2,500 species of moth in the UK and although not as showy as butterflies, moths are just as beautiful and equally interesting. This is part of a UK-wide initiative to support moths and moth recording.

The Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Billy Ashe, is backing the initiative

and encouraging the public to get involved: “By passing on sightings (records) you

Garden Tiger Moth
Garden Tiger Moth

can provide vital resources to aid nature conservation – your records can really make a difference. So come along to our marvellous moth events on 11th & 12th September to learn more and help us record species.”

Catherine Bertrand of Butterfly Conservation NI explained why moths are so important: “Moths are numerous and widespread, living in a wide range of habitats. They are a major part of our biodiversity and play vital roles in the ecosystem. Both adult moths and their caterpillars are food for a wide variety of wildlife, including other insects, spiders, frogs, toads, lizards, shrews, hedgehogs, and birds.”

Catherine continued: “Over 60 species of moth became extinct in Britain during the twentieth century and many others are threatened. In addition, we have very little information on how hundreds of other moth species are faring. We cannot conserve moths, or any other wildlife, unless we know where they are and it is important to prioritise action for those moth species that are most threatened.”

Anyone who would like to record moths at home instead, can visit http://www.mothnight.info/www/ for more information and to upload results.