Grants scheme aimed at improving local communities

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The second year of the Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme will help communities, schools and groups to take practical action to improve their local environment and support the growth of civic pride throughout Northern Ireland.

The environmental charity, Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful will be working with the Department of the Environment, Tourism Northern Ireland and local Councils to launch the Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme, which is designed to tackle issues such as poor environmental quality, littering and dilapidation by encouraging volunteers to take practical action in their local communities. Interested groups can visit for more information and an application pack.

The scheme forms part of the wider Live Here Love Here programme, which includes an innovative media campaign and the creation of a calendar of volunteering opportunities to encourage participation all year round.

The Small Grants Scheme is open to volunteer groups operating in participating council areas:

  • Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council

  • Ards and North Down Borough Council

  • Belfast City Council

  • Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

  • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

  • Newry, Mourne and Down District Council (via Down Your Street programme)

Groups will need to complete a simple application form detailing how their project will improve their local environment or community through practical action. The deadline for applications is noon on September 28, 2015.

For more information on the Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme please visit or contact Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful on 028 9073 6920.


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