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Pollinator Grants

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The Live Here Love Here Rural Community Pollinator Grants are being wholly provided by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs. They are being promoted through the Live Here Love Here collaborative partnership, involving DAERA, ten Local Councils, Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

The Rural Community Pollinator Grants Scheme is a pilot Scheme which will provide capital grants from £3,000 to £12,000 covering 95% of costs to community groups and schools wishing to establish, enhance or develop a local community pollinator garden.

The Rural Community Pollinator Grants will support community groups and schools to: 

  • Increase the biodiversity value of an area by planting for pollinators. 
  • Transform unused spaces into valued community spaces, adding habitats and greening-up grey spaces. 
  • Create a positive legacy within a rural community.
  • Improve the health and wellbeing of rural communities and aid biodiversity recovery by helping to improve and/or maintain the quality of community spaces. 
  • Increase civic pride through a programme of community engagement. 
  • Improve the quality of their local environment by changing behaviour to reduce the incidence of littering and dog fouling.

Applications close at 12 noon on Monday 11th October 2021.

Please read all the guidance notes before you complete your application.

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The project needs to be located in a rural area.  For the purposes of this Scheme, rural is defined as all those areas outside the statutory development limits of those towns with a population in excess of 5,000 inhabitants. 

To check the eligibility of an area please enter its postcode below:

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Speak to the Live Here Love Here Team

If you want to discuss a project idea you can book in an online chat with a member of the Live Here Love Here team, click the link below to check availability.

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Making an Application

To submit your application you will need to create a Live Here Love Here Account. 

Click below to create a New Account and begin your application.

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If you already have a Live Here Love Here Account you can begin your application below. 

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Helping you to get started...

You probably already have some ideas about how you’d like to improve, develop or create a community area to help pollinators to thrive.

Just in case you need some inspiration, we’ve come up with some templates with made up scenarios which might help you decide what you’d like to do.

Find out more...

Pollinator Project Ideas


Watch the Rural Community Pollinator Grants Webinar where we talk you through project ideas and the application process.