Job Opportunities – Binevenagh and Coastal Lowlands Landscape Partnership Scheme

17th September 2020

  Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust, as the lead partner, has received permission from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to start the £3.4m Binevenagh and Coastal Lowlands Landscape Partnership Scheme This exciting 5-year scheme will work with and on behalf of local communities to explore, enhance, conserve, and improve…

Key Stakeholders – Sport and Physical Activity Strategy 2020 to 2030 and beyond – Pre-consultation survey

9th September 2020

  The Department for Communities is developing a new Sport and Physical Activity Strategy for Northern Ireland to cover the period to 2030 and beyond. The new strategy will build on the successful foundations of the Sport Matters strategy which was published in 2009 and which continues to guide Government…

Tourism NI launches Web Development Programme

24th July 2020

  Tourism Northern Ireland has announced the launch of the Website Development Programme 2020-21. The programme is designed to improve the attractiveness and bookability of Northern Ireland’s visitor experiences. It will assist tourism providers to market and sell their experiences through improved web provision given the market pressures within the…

VSG – COVID-19 Recovery Planning Guidance

28th May 2020

  VSG COVID-19 Recovery Planning Guidance – Working Practices for Landowners and Countryside Managers  The UK and Ireland wide Visitor Safety Group has published COVID-19 Recovery Planning Guidance - Working Practices for Landowners and Countryside Managers. The guidance seeks to cover the key areas all landowners and countryside managers will need…

Updating ‘Countryside for All’ Good Practice Guide – Have your say

1st July 2020

  Paths for All has commissioned Sensory Trust to carry out an initial review of the ‘Countryside for All good practice guide’ which was originally produced by Fieldfare Trust. The guide continues to be the key reference document for improving access to the countryside and greenspace and Paths for All…

Sport NI’s Proposed Financial Response to COVID-19 – Consultation

1st July 2020

  Sporting organisations have responded tremendously during the Covid-19 global pandemic, with many still playing a pivotal but quite different role within their communities.  However, Sport NI recognise that some organisations are still facing difficult challenges and that these organisations need their support. On 10 th June 2020, the Sport…

DAERA £800,000 Environment Challenge Fund Competition Launched

24th June 2020

  Environment Minister Edwin Poots MLA has announced an £800,000 Environmental Challenge Fund Competition, to support environmental projects across Northern Ireland. The Fund is available for not-for-profit organisations and councils to deliver key environmental priorities across Northern Ireland. It is envisaged that the majority of grant awards will be between…

Sport NI COVID-19 Survey: Understanding the current sporting landscape in Northern Ireland

30th May 2020

  Sport NI is conducting the COVID-19 Survey: Understanding the current sporting landscape in Northern Ireland survey to better understand the range of challenges that sports organisations are facing at this time. The online survey should take about 20 minutes to complete Sport NI recognises that organisations have responded tremendously…

European Network of Outdoors Sports – Manifesto for the Outdoors

28th May 2020

  In the context of the COVID-19 health crisis, the European Network of Outdoors Sports (ENOS), of which Mike McClure, Sport Northern Ireland is current chair, has taken action to highlight the added value that outdoor sports can bring for individuals and communities and can be used to help in…

Ireland Staying Active During COVID-19 Restrictions – Sport Ireland Research

27th May 2020

  Additional 500,000 regular walkers; 450,000 runners; 220,000 cyclists Percentage of inactive adults drops 8% from same period in 2019 Active adults report significantly higher levels of self-rated physical health compared to inactive adults.   Download Report 1 - Impact of COVID-19 Restrictions on Sport and Recreational Walking Download Report 2…

Sport Wellbeing Hub Launched

24th April 2020

Sport NI in partnership with the PHA has announced the launch of The Sport Wellbeing Hub in response to the COVID 19 challenge. The Hub is unique. It provides instant access to helpful information, guidance and screening that is tailored specifically to help care for our wellbeing needs. The COVID-19…

Everyday connections required to help tackle nature crisis

28th February 2020

New research released by the National Trust shows those with an active ‘engagement’ with nature are more likely to help tackle the nature crisis. Download Full Report   Those who make small, every day connections with nature are much more likely to take action to protect it.  Some of the…

The Space to Thrive – review on the social benefits of urban green spaces

25th February 2020

The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund, have published 'Space to Thrive' -  an evidence review on the social benefits of urban green spaces, including the benefits to health and wellbeing. Download Full Report  The Space to Thrive report was conducted by researchers from…