The NIHE Rural Community Awards is now open and your village has a chance of winning £1000!
With a total prize fund of £6,000 available, community and residential groups in rural areas can apply for three awards; Cleaner and Greener, Rural Community Spirit and Sustainable Village of the Year.
Each of these awards will have two categories, one for villages with a population of less than a 1,000 and one for villages with between 1,000 and 5,000 residents, with a prize of £1,000 up for grabs for each category.
The awards, which are now in their sixth year, recognise rural communities that have gone the extra mile to make their neighbourhoods a better place to live. This could be by organising a community clean-up, introducing health and well-being initiatives or developing projects that improve community relations.
The deadline for submission of applications is 4pm Wednesday 31st July 2019.
For more details and to download the application form, click on the link below.
Further information and an application form are available from the Housing Executive website: Email: Eoin McKinney [email protected] Tel: (028) 9598 2502.
Applications must be returned to the Housing Executive Rural Unit by 4pm Wednesday 31st July 2019.