Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan, today launched The Environment Fund – a grant programme which will support projects whose aims are to:
- ensure good habitat quality, landscape and species abundance and diversity; and
- promote health, well-being, resource efficiency and sustainable economic development.
The Minister said “This grant programme will help tackle the most acute environmental priorities facing us in the North. It will go directly to projects that protect and improve the environment that we and future generations live in. It will reduce marine litter, galvanise volunteer effort, improve air quality, deliver on the Biodiversity Strategy and provide outdoor recreation opportunities for us to enjoy our environment”
The grant programme is open to eligible not-for-profit organisations and councils and applications are being accepted until 10 December 2015. Application details will be available on the Department’s website from 12 November 2015.