The Live Here Love Here annual Small Grants Scheme is now open for applications.
Any group or organisation committed to improving our local environment and building a sense of community pride is encouraged to apply. Applications will close on Monday 10 May. Supported by local Councils, Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, the Small Grants Scheme provides support to volunteer projects that:
- Contribute to the development of civic pride within a community with a focus on environmental improvement
- Encourage actions and projects that enable Pollution Solutions, Biodiversity Recovery and Climate Action
- Enhance the environmental management of a local area
- Improve the health and wellbeing of communities whilst helping to improve and/or maintain public spaces
- Improve the quality of their local environment by reducing littering and dog fouling through community Action
- Support environmentally focused actions that help support people impacted through reduced contact with society
- Community food growing initiatives.
Grants are available from £500 to £3,000 and are open to volunteer and community groups, all school and third level education organisations, youth groups and sports clubs undertaking civic pride projects throughout Northern Ireland.
Join Live Here Love Here on the Wednesday 14 April for webinar sessions (am and pm) to discuss the application process, talk through what the judges will be looking for and for a chance to ask any questions you might have.
Book onto the Small Grants Scheme webinar at a time that suits you.
Both sessions will cover the same content:
11am Wednesday 14 April
7pm Wednesday 14 April
Response to COVID-19
This year, given the current situation, Live Here Love Here are open to any creative applications that can help support environmentally focused actions that help support people impacted through reduced contact with society. This is certainly another different year but Live Here Love Here are working to update our guidance documents and will be here as support throughout the application process.