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    NI Environment Week – Benburb Castle

    Saturday 9th September
    Benburb Castle
    Free

    NI Environment Week – Picnic with nature at Creggan Country Park

    Saturday 9th September
    Creggan Country Park

    NI Environment Week – The Park After Dark – Creggan Country Park

    Saturday 9th September
    Creggan Country Park

    NI Environment Week – Walk on the wild side – Creggan Country Park

    Saturday 9th September
    Creggan Country Park

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    NI Environment Week – Brexit: The Future of the Environment in NI

    Monday 11th September
    Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
    Free

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    NI Environment Week – Batty about bats!

    Wednesday 13th September
    Rathfern Community Centre, Knockenagh Avenue, Carnmoney

    NI Environment Week – Get your hands dirty!

    Thursday 14th September
    Various
    Free

    NI Environment Week – Creggan Heritage Trail for 50+ groups

    Thursday 14th September
    Creggan Country Park

    NI Environment Week – Power from the Planet – Creggan Country Park

    Friday 15th September
    Creggan Country Park

    NI Environment Week – Food from the Hills, Colin Allotments Healthy Living Centre

    Saturday 16th September
    Colin Allotments Healthy Living Centre
    £5 per person (Belfast Hills Friends discounted rate of £3)

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    Are you up to the Challenge? 11 September 2014

    Environment Minister today urged local communities and organisations to apply for carrier bag levy funding through the Challenge Fund 2015

     

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    Minister Mark H Durkan has committed £1.3million from carrier bay levy receipts to the Challenge Fund 2015 in support of local community environmental projects. The Challenge Fund enables communities and organisation across Northern Ireland to undertake new and inspiring local projects that build an environment that is essential for the wellbeing and prosperity of everyone. Last year’s Challenge Fund, the first to be funded from bag levy receipts, enabled local people to deliver over 250 environmental projects.

    Calling for people to take up this years’ challenge, Mark H Durkan said: “The fantastic response from shoppers and retailers to the carrier bag levy has led to a massive 72% decrease in ‘single use’ carrier bags and I am determined that the monies raised through the levy goes back to the community. The community pays the levy and I am ensuring that the community gets the benefit of it. I see this as the ‘People’s Fund’.

    “Applications for assistance from this years’ Fund close on Friday 3 October and I would urge local groups and organisations not to miss the deadline. Get inspired, be it developing community gardens, removing invasive species, or restoring local habitats or community renewable energy schemes, to name but a few. I would urge groups across the north to continue to undertake projects that benefit their local environment and communities.”

    Northern Ireland Environment Link (NIEL) administers the NGO Challenge Fund on behalf of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA). A Challenge Fund 2015 application pack is available on the NIEL website. Applications from eligible groups are invited to the NGO Challenge Fund and must be submitted to challengefund@nienvironmentlink.org by noon on Friday 3 October 2014. Successful projects will be announced in late October/early November 2014.

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