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BBC Children in Need Grants Information Sessions

Dates: 5, 7 & 10 April 2017

Venue: Strabane, Cookstown and Ballymena

BBC Children in Need is hosting outreach sessions in Strabane, Cookstown and Ballymena in April 2017 to encourage new applications and to explain how our grant strategy works out in practice. We would like to explain our approach to you in more detail, and give you a chance to talk specifically about your project to one of our staff. 

Alley Theatre in Strabane on Wednesday 5 April at 11am
Burnavon Centre in Cookstown on Friday 7 April at 11am
Braid Arts Centre in Ballymena on Monday 10th April at 11am

If you would like to attend, please get in touch with Dominic O'Neill, dominic.o' or on 028 9033 8221.


Marine Conservation – Sea Changers

If you are planning a marine conservation project, you may be eligible to apply for a grant from Sea-Changers. They give a number of small grants (generally under £1,000) and tend to support grass roots and community based projects.
The latest round of applications is currently open, with a closing date 31st March 2017. The application process is very straight forward and the proportion of grants that are successful is well over 50%. The projects funded will fall within one of the following marine conservation categories:

Marine Reserves/Protected Marine Areas
Direct Marine Clean-up  Action
Education, Campaigning and Raising Awareness
Species Protection and Research 

Find out more here:


In order to ensure that there is a long lasting legacy of our Heritage within The Glens, the Heart of The Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme have released a Festivals & Events support Fund that will enable local community groups, clubs or festival groups within The Glens of Antrim (from Glenarm village along the Antrim Coast as far as Ballycastle) to apply for funding for new and innovative ways to celebrate our heritage. 
The aims of this funding is to allow the local people of The Glens and tourists to connect with the landscape in a more meaningful way, enhance their experience of the area and encourage them to stay longer.

We especially welcome applications which aim to include a creative artisan/crafts or traditional heritage skills training element to their festival or event. 

You can download a copy of the application form

The deadline for submissions is Friday 28th April 2017.

If you would like any further information please get in touch with Laura on 02820752100 or email