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2nd Jun 2017 - Community Survey TEIGES MOUNTAIN WINDFARM

To download a copy of the survey CLICK HERE The Fermanagh Trust has been commissioned to undertake a survey and consultation to determine the needs of the local community in the area of Teiges Mountain Windfarm, to help develop a Community Development Fund.  It is anticipated that the Fund will support groups / projects within 5 km of the Windfarm.  We would like to hear your views and we would appreciate it if you could please take a few minutes to complete the enclosed survey. To d...

25th May 2017 - Fermanagh Youth Bank celebrate this year

At their celebration event in Fermanagh House, the Youth Bank team, a grant making committee run by young people for young people, awarded grants totalling just under £4000 to four local projects.   Youth Bank members present their grant award to Fermanagh Music Theatre   Fermanagh Youth Bank was established by the Fermanagh Trust in partnership with Youth Bank Ireland to allocate resources to youth based initiatives, tackling issues of direct importance to young people. This g...

9th May 2017 - International visitors see Shared Education in action at Brookeborough and Tempo schools

Brookeborough and Tempo schools recently welcomed a delegation of teachers, practitioners, NGOs, policy makers and academics from the Balkans. The group were in Northern Ireland to see Shared Education in action and share expertise and ideas.   International visitors with pupils, principals and governors from Brookeborough PS and St Mary’s PS, Brookeborough   The project led by Dr Joanne Hughes and Centre for Shared Education at Queen’s University, supported by the Ferman...

26th Apr 2017 - Joan Trimble Bursary Awards support ten local students

Grants have been awarded to 10 local students by the Joan Trimble Bursary Awards, supporting the young people to cover costs including course fees and residential fees as they progress in their musical development. The awards were handed over by Nicholas Gant, Joan Trimble’s son.   Back (L-R) Timothy Boomer, Chloe Eagleson, Katie Bloomfield, Lucy Mills, Rachael Fyffe, Rebecca Egerton and Rebecca Irwin. Front (L-R) Patrick McCrystal, Liz McVey, Nick Gant and Jason McAuley.   Est...

25th Apr 2017 - Mantlin Ltd and the Fermanagh Trust announce financial boost for local organisations as new community fund is launched.

Adrien Pinsard, Mantlin Ltd Director with Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust   Mantlin Ltd, owners of the Slieve Rushen Wind farm in southwest Fermanagh have today (25th April 2017) announced a new community fund in conjunction with the Fermanagh Trust. Mantlin Ltd will donate £50,000 a year to the Fermanagh Trust to support the initiative and it is hoped that this funding will continue throughout the lifetime of the wind farm’s operation. The Fund will be open f...

24th Mar 2017 - Fermanagh Youth Bank open again for business

  Fermanagh’s own Youth Bank programme has successfully prioritised its’ options for this year’s grant investment in youth-related activities. They are appealing to anyone, between the ages of 11 and 25, to apply for the Youth Bank grant who thinks that they have a good idea that requires funding. To download an application form CLICK HERE This year’s Youth Bank has spent time investigating where funding needs to be focused and they have agreed amongst themselves ...

16th Feb 2017 - Deadline nearing for applicants to THREE Fermanagh Trust grant programmes

Closing dates are coming up shortly for three of the funds administered by the Fermanagh Trust. Applications are welcome for the Fisher Foundation and Fermanagh Recreational Trust (closing dates 28th February) and the Joan Trimble Bursary Awards (closing date 1st March). The funds provide an excellent opportunity for young people seeking support in music, sport and volunteering. The Joan Trimble Bursary Awards encourage the involvement of young people in creativity, the performing arts and Iri...

27th Jan 2017 -

Ballinamallard United player Niall Owens who won this year’s Impartial Reporter ‘Young Sports Personality of the Year’, has received a Greg Turley Bursary Award. The 17 year St Michael’s College Student received the award at the Impartial Reporter’s Celebration of Sport at the Lough Erne Resort. The awarding of the Greg Turley Bursary Award is to reflect that achieving any sporting goal takes huge commitment and resources, and this will help support Niall’s ...

19th Jan 2017 - Young and interested in giving away money?

Fermanagh Youth Bank, a grant making committee run by young people is currently recruiting members aged 16-25. An open evening will be held on Monday 30th January at Fermanagh House. Anyone interested in becoming a Youth Bank member is welcome to drop in anytime between 5-7pm for pizza and a chat. Youth Bank is unique youth led initiative which sees young people becoming grant makers, having active involvement in the planning, awarding money to local projects and addressing what they believe...

11th Jan 2017 - Two talented musicians supported by the Joan Trimble Bursary Awards

L-R: Kristan Swain, Joanna McVey daughter of the late Joan Trimble, Maeve McCann, Liz McVey grand-daughter of the late Joan Trimble and Aimée Elliott great grand-daughter of the late Joan Trimble   Piper Maeve McCann and flautist Kristan Swain are the recipients of the latest Joan Trimble Bursary Awards. Established by her family and administered by the Fermanagh Trust, the awards were set up in 2002 in memory of the Enniskillen born musician and composer Joan Trimble. 19 year old...

21st Dec 2016 - Fermanagh Trust provides grant support to four local organisations

The Fermanagh Trust has awarded grants to four local projects, supporting a wide range of work throughout the county. The financial support for Cavanaleck Community Association, Fermanagh Women’s Aid, Ardess Famine Graveyard Project and Belcoo Parent and Toddler group is focused on facilitating these groups in their efforts to improve and promote the well-being of those who are disadvantaged and socially excluded throughout our community.   Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh ...

21st Dec 2016 - Promising young goalkeeper receives Greg Turley Bursary Award

Local star Josh Brownlee, goalkeeper with Linfield FC U17, has received a Greg Turley Bursary Award. Josh will use the bursary towards the costs of his intense training routine.   Goalkeeper Josh Brownlee with Sean Carlin, member of the Greg Turley Bursary Award advisory committee   The Greg Turley Bursary Award, administered by the Fermanagh Trust were established in memory of the popular and inspirational St Michael’s College teacher to support young people in the fields of c...

20th Dec 2016 - The Oisin McGrath Foundation award their first bursaries helping fund local sports development

The first Oisín McGrath Foundation bursaries have been awarded. Two talented individuals and two local clubs received grant awards, to assist sporting potential and to support provision of equipment.   Sharon and Nigel McGrath with Erne Wrestling, Enniskillen Athletic, Niall Owens and Oisin Cassidy   The Oisín McGrath Foundation was formed in memory of 13 year old Oisín McGrath from Belcoo, who lost his life tragically in February 2015. The Foundation is inspired...

16th Dec 2016 - Fermanagh House supports Christmas Toy Appeal

Fermanagh House was delighted to support Fermanagh Women’s Aid, the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul with a substantial number of Christmas gifts as part of their annual Christmas toy appeal – spreading the joy of Christmas to those who otherwise would miss out. Christmas is a time for giving, a time for happiness and a time to remember those families who need our help at this time of year. Fermanagh House is now encouraging other organisations to follow suit and help to make...

6th Dec 2016 - Job Opportunities with the Fermanagh Trust in Fermanagh House

Part-Time Receptionist Temporary Position (20.5 hours)  1pm – 5:30pm Wednesday    8:30am – 5:30pm Thursday & Friday Click here for application form Click here for Job description Click here for Personnel Specification Part-Time Welcome Host Permanent Position (Term Time / equivalent 41 weeks pa) (18 hours per week)  9am – 1.30 pm Monday - Thursday) Click here for application form Click here for Job description Click here for Personnel Specificatio...

24th Nov 2016 -

  Kathleen Richey, founding secretary and trustee of the Fermanagh Trust in 1995 helped oversee the Trust’s work in supporting local communities across Co Fermanagh and further afield. At the official opening of the new Fermanagh House extension, trustee Joanna McVey thanked Kathleen for kindness, commitment, knowledge and her outstanding contribution to life in Fermanagh and West Cavan in particular. Kathleen’s contribution was also highlighted by First Minister Arlene Fost...

23rd Nov 2016 - Fermanagh House extension officially opens for business

First Minister Arlene Foster and Junior Minister Megan Fearon have officially opened the Fermanagh House extension in Enniskillen. The new £920,000 investment to facilities in Fermanagh House from the Northern Ireland Executive Office and the Fermanagh Trust, will provide much needed support to local groups and charities in the Fermanagh area, improving the lives of many local people. Financial support totalling £30,192 was also provided by the Department for Communities from the N...

19th Oct 2016 - Huge Support for the Second Annual 'Race for Oisin'

  The Fermanagh weather didn’t dampen spirits as crowds braved the wet conditions in Belcoo to take part in the second annual ‘Run for Oisín’. The 5K and 10K walk, jog or run was held by the Oisín McGrath Foundation in memory of the 13 year old from the village. Over 1000 people turned out to complete the route in memory of Oisín. An impressive amount was raised for the Oisín McGrath Foundation, with donations still coming in. Oisín&...

13th Oct 2016 - Good Governance and Charity Reporting

  Over 5,000 charities are now registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland and there’s a few thousand more waiting to be registered.  Charity registration is only the beginning of the new requirements as registered charities will have to report to the Commission on an annual basis according to specific regulations.    The Fermanagh Trust and Fermanagh Rural Community Network in association with the Developing Governance Group and the Charity Commission ...

7th Oct 2016 - Funding up for grabs

Closing dates are coming up for a number of the funds administered by the Fermanagh Trust. Applications are welcome for the Joan Trimble Bursary Awards (closing date 1st November), the Callagheen Winf Farm Fund (closing date 25th November) and the Oisin McGrath Foundation (closing date 31st October). Joan Trimble Bursary Awards are available for individuals up to and including 25 years of age to support training, education and practical experience in the fields of the creative/performing arts ...

14th Sep 2016 - Ois

Funding is available for local sports development as Oisín McGrath Foundation bursaries officially open for application – Thursday 15th September. The Oisín McGrath Foundation was formed in memory of 13 year old Oisín McGrath from Belcoo, who lost his life tragically in February 2015. The Foundation is inspired by Oisín’s life and formed both to keep his spirit alive and to inspire others through his memory. The three strands of the foundation are Orga...

1st Sep 2016 - History as Holly Nixon becomes Fermanagh

The GB women’s four of Holly Norton, Holly Nixon, Donna Etiebet and Fiona Gammond who won Gold at the Senior World Rowing Championships Enniskillen rower Holly Nixon, 22, has secured a gold medal at the World Rowing Championship in Rotterdam. Holly, who’s rowing career has been supported by the Fermanagh Recreational Trust for a number of years, was victorious in the women’s Four as part of the Great Britain quartet at the event. A graduate of Portora Boat Club, Holly’...

24th Aug 2016 - Inspired by the Olympics?

The Fermanagh Recreational Trust, administered by the Fermanagh Trust is open for applications. The trust supports the organisation, development and funding of recreational activities and facilities in Co. Fermanagh with particular emphasis on young people and sports development. Community, voluntary or sporting organisations or individuals based in Fermanagh can apply. Previous recipients include classical singer Andrew Irwin, footballer Matthew Smyth, angler James O’Doherty and tennis...

1st Aug 2016 - Fermanagh Trust supported

Jim Ledwith, Trustee of the Fermanagh Trust with Bert Robinson, Lough Erne Heritage   Lough Erne cots will be raced on Fermanagh’s waterways for the first time in over 100 years. The traditional wooden boat has been revived by Lough Erne Heritage, a charitable group encouraging local heritage research about Lough Erne, it’s traditional boats and the people who built and used them. In April the Fermanagh Trust awarded a grant to Lough Erne Heritage which the group used to buil...

6th Jul 2016 - Joan Trimble

Liz McVey, granddaughter of the late Joan Trimble presents grant awards to (back L-R) Conor Hughes, Lauren Rooney, Aoife Maguire and Kiara Monsanto   The Joan Trimble Bursary Awards have awarded grants to five local students. Established by her family and administered by the Fermanagh Trust, the awards were set up in 2002 in memory of the Enniskillen born musician and composer. The Awards recognise Joan’s lifelong commitment to County Fermanagh and their purpose is to encourage the ...

23rd Jun 2016 - Fermanagh House Breakthrough

  Construction work is progressing well on the Fermanagh House extension – with the official opening planned for this Autumn. This morning Centre Manager Marilyn Quinn and Fermanagh Trust Director Lauri McCusker officially broke through between the extension and the current building. Fermanagh House has proved to be an effective one stop shop for the community and voluntary sector, making services more accessible for local people. Currently the building hosts over 60 different orga...

3rd Jun 2016 - Volunteers and our Community

  This week two very different organisations in Fermanagh have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to life in our community.   While Cleenish Community Association/Killesher Community Development Association and Ballinamallard United Football Club are very different organisations in terms of their focus, a number of very important common threads run through both organisations, namely the contribution they make to their community, community engagement and the work of vol...

3rd Jun 2016 - Talented young sports stars receive Greg Turley Bursary Awards

   LEFT: – Denzil McDaniel, member of the Greg Turley Fund presents Victoria Watterson with her award. RIGHT : - Niall Owens, Lauri McCukser Director of the Fermanagh Trust and Dean Corrigan   Three of County Fermanagh’s young sports stars have received Greg Turley Bursary Awards. Climber Victoria Watterson and footballers Dean Corrigan and Niall Owens will use their bursary award towards the costs of their intense training routines. The Greg Turley Bursary Awards, ...

25th May 2016 - Backing the best: Fermanagh Recreational Trust supports our local sporting talent

James Cooper, Chairman of the Fermanagh Recreational Trust with representatives of the Fermanagh Super Cup NI   Footballers Dean Corrigan and Niall Owens, anglers James O’Doherty and Kieran Kelly, tennis player Ronan McKeever along with the County Fermanagh Super Cup NI (formerly Fermanagh Milk Cup), Erne Boxing/Judo Club and Hanging Rockers have all received help towards fees, training, equipments costs etc. The fund administered by the Fermanagh Trust supports the organisation, d...

18th May 2016 - Fermanagh

Recipients of the Fisher Foundation awards along with representatives of the Fermanagh Trust and Fisher Foundation   At a special presentation event in Fermanagh House this year’s Fisher Foundation voluntary work overseas grants totalling £15,000 were awarded to 37 local people from 16 different organisations. Established in 2003 in memory of Bertie, Mark and Emma by Fisher Engineering and with support from friends across the country, the Fisher Foundation aims to make a valu...

17th May 2016 - Ois

The Oisín McGrath Foundation has been chosen as the charity partner of the 2016 ‘Tour of Fermanagh’ annual charity cycle. Now in it’s fourth year, the Tour of Fermanagh is hosted by Lisnaskea Emmetts in associations with Clones Cycling Club. Starting and finishing in Lisnaskea, the cycle will take place on Saturday 4th June, offering three individually tailored cycle routes (60km, 100km and 150km) for cyclists of all abilities and fitness levels, whilst showcasing the...

21st Apr 2016 - Fermanagh Trust backs new initiative on Lough Erne

Fred Ternan, Chairman of Lough Erne Heritage with Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust   The Fermanagh Trust have awarded a grant to an exciting new initiative on Lough Erne. The group ‘Lough Erne Heritage’ will use their grant to build two ‘cots’, traditional boats unique to Fermanagh which have been around for 1000 years. Lough Erne Heritage was formed in early 2015 amongst Fermanagh people with a direct connection to the boat building families from o...

8th Apr 2016 - Fermanagh and Philanthropy - 'A place apart....'

A celebration of the tradition of giving in Fermanagh is one of the events taking place in this year’s Philanthropy Fortnight. “Philanthropy in Fermanagh – Celebrating the Past – Looking to the Future” is an invitation only event, organised by the Fermanagh Trust, which takes place at Fermanagh House in Enniskillen on April 25. Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust said “Since 1995, the Fermanagh Trust has been a positive catalyst for encouraging...

6th Apr 2016 - Seven talented students supported by the Joan Trimble Bursary Awards

The Joan Trimble Bursary Awards have awarded grants to seven local students. Established by her family and administered by the Fermanagh Trust, the awards were set up in memory of the Enniskillen born musician and composer. The Awards recognise Joan’s lifelong commitment to County Fermanagh and their purpose is to encourage the involvement of young people in creativity, the performing arts and Irish culture. Back – Liz McVey and Joanna McVey. Front – Ellen Bloomfield, Katie...

16th Mar 2016 - Ois

Sharon and Nigel McGrath, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Thomas O’Reilly and Secretary of the Fermanagh Trust Kathleen Richey   The Oisín McGrath Foundation has formally launched a partnership with the FermanaghTrust, County Fermanagh’s community foundation. The Oisín McGrath Foundation was formed in memory of 13 year old Oisín McGrath from Belcoo, who lost his life tragically in February 2015. The Foundation was inspired by Oisín...

4th Mar 2016 - Fisher Foundation benefits from new book celebrating the life of rally legend

The much anticipated book celebrating the life and career of Irish rally champion Bertie Fisher has been launched at a special gala event for rally fans and supporters in the Armagh City Hotel. Titled ‘King Fisher – the Story of Rally Legend Bertie Fisher’ the book has been written by rally enthusiast and photographer Fergus McAnallen with support from the Fisher Family. The book is on sale at Fermanagh House, Broadmeadow Place, Enniskillen. It can also be ordered on www.bert...

4th Mar 2016 -

Enniskillen Running Club junior athlete Edel Monaghan, who won this year’s Impartial Reporter ‘Young Sports Personality of the Year’, has received a Greg Turley Bursary Award. The 17 year old from Irvinestown received the award as part of the Impartial Reporter’s Celebration of Sport at the Lough Erne Resort. It was another outstanding year for Fermanagh’s sports people and the excellence of the county’s youngsters was accentuated by over half of the nominee...

27th Jan 2016 - Deadline nearing for applicants to THREE of Fermanagh Trust's grants

Closing dates are coming up shortly for three of the funds administered by the Fermanagh Trust. Applications are welcome for the Fisher Foundation and Fermanagh Recreational Trust (closing dates 28th February) and the Joan Trimble Bursary Awards (closing date 1st March). The funds provide an excellent opportunity for young people seeking support in music, sport and volunteering. The Joan Trimble Bursary Awards encourage the involvement of young people in creativity, the performing arts and Iri...

22nd Jan 2016 - My Journey My Voice exhibition at Fermanagh House: Putting Communication Disability in the Frame

  The Royal College Speech and Language Therapists and the Fermanagh Trust have launched the tour of the ‘My Journey, My Voice’ multimedia portraits and stories exhibition to raise awareness of communication disability. Having debuted at Stormont last November, Fermanagh House was the first stop on it's tour. It will now move on to a range of locations throughout Northern Ireland finishing at Westminster at the end of the year. The exhibition, which features nine portrait...

5th Jan 2016 - Fermanagh Trust to host 'My Journey, My Voice' exhibition

The Fermanagh Trust will be hosting `My Journey, My Voice’ a portraits and stories exhibition, at Fermanagh House later this month.  The multi-media exhibition, which features portraits by Belfast photographer Laurence Gibson, is a collaborative project which aims to increase awareness about the range and impact of communication difficulties. It has been commissioned by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists as part of their Giving Voice campaign and is supported by Dis...

22nd Dec 2015 - Funding boost for our homegrown sporting talent from Fermanagh Recreational Trust

The Fermanagh Recreational Trust continues to support local talent by awarding grants to three organisations and five outstanding individuals. Footballer Josh Brownlee, swimmer Caitlin Love, boccia player William Graham, rock climber Philip Murphy, rower Lloyd Seaman, Derrylin O’Connell’s GAC, Enniskillen Rugby Club and Erne Lakeland Riding Club all received help towards fees, training, equipment costs etc. The fund administered by the Fermanagh Trust supports the organisation, dev...

22nd Dec 2015 - Talented tennis player Ronan McKeever receives Greg Turley Bursary Award

Local star Ronan McKeever has received a Greg Turley Bursary Award. Currently ranked number three in Ulster in the Under-18 boy’s category, Ronan is committed to pursuing his interest in tennis. The Greg Turley Bursary Awards, administered by the Fermanagh Trust, were set up in memory of the popular and inspirational St Michael’s College teacher. The Awards support young people in the fields of community service, sport, music and drama. Ronan will use his bursary towards the costs ...

22nd Dec 2015 - Musician Jason McAuley receives Joan Trimble Bursary Award

Talented trumpet player Jason McAuley has received a Joan Trimble Bursary Award. The St Michael’s College student will use his bursary to take part in courses with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland and the Ulster Youth Orchestra. As a member of these prestigious courses last year Jason was able to improve his playing by getting necessary guidance by professionals such as the New York Philharmonic who he had master classes with along with other renowned musicians. This year with new...

18th Dec 2015 - Planning for the year ahead

  Following the official launch of construction work on the Fermanagh House extension we have been busy planning for the year ahead. Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and soon to be new First Minister Arlene Foster, who launched the project, have been asked to pencil in a date in Autumn in their new Fermanagh Trust calendar to return to Fermanagh House when the building work is complete. One of the first projects to be funded through the Office of the First Minister and deputy Firs...

9th Dec 2015 - Deputy First Minister and Finance Minister announce Fermanagh House extension

L-R  Finance Minister Arlene Foster. Lauri McCusker-Director, Fermanagh Trust, Frank McManus-Chairman, Fermanagh Trust and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness   Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Finance Minister Arlene Foster have launched a major capital extension to Fermanagh House, one of the first capital project to get of the ground thanks to support through the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister’s Social Investment Fund. The Fermanagh Ho...

1st Dec 2015 - #GivingTuesday - Fermanagh House supports local Christmas toy appeal

To celebrate Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving, Fermanagh House was delighted to organise the Christmas giving tree to support Fermanagh Women’s Aid, the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul with a substantial number of Christmas gifts as part of their annual Christmas toy appeal – spreading the joy of Christmas to those who otherwise would miss out. Marilyn Quinn Centre Manager at Fermanagh House said “Supporting those less fortunate is our motivation behind this to...

18th Nov 2015 - Greg Turley Bursary Awards

The Greg Turley Bursary Awards, administered by the Fermanagh Trust are open for applications. The fund supports young people in the fields of community service, sport, music and drama. The awards were set up after the death of the popular and inspirational St Michael’s College teacher. Applications will be accepted form individuals or groups. They must be between 11 and 18 years of age and reside in County Fermanagh. Previous recipients of a Greg Turley Bursary Award include footballer ...

18th Nov 2015 - Construction work to begin on Fermanagh House extension

Work will begin shortly on the Fermanagh House extension which is one of the first to be funded through the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister’s Social Investment Fund programme. The OFMDFM funding is aimed at tackling poverty and deprivation through improved community based services and facilities. Fermanagh House has proved to be an effective one stop shop for the community and voluntary sector, making services more accessible for local people. Currently the buildin...

4th Nov 2015 - Callagheen Wind Farm Fund open for applications

   The Callagheen Wind Farm Fund, administered and managed by the Fermanagh Trust is open for applications. The fund was set up by Callagheen Wind Farm Ltd in conjunction with Scottish Power Renewables and awards grants to community projects within 7km of the wind farm, which is located between Belleek and Garrison. Proposals will be accepted from all aspects of community life – economic, social and educational. However, preference will be given to proposals that have an envir...

22nd Oct 2015 - Joan Trimble Bursary Awards

    Established by her family, the Joan Trimble Bursary Awards recognise Joan’s lifelong commitment to County Fermanagh and their purpose is to encourage the involvement of young people in creativity, the performing arts and Irish culture. Areas of support for individuals up to and including 25 years of age include: specialist education training sessions and courses; international cultural programmes; participation in master classes and summer schools.   Applications to th...

16th Oct 2015 - Fermanagh Trust 20th Anniversary Celebration Event

The Fermanagh Trust, County Fermanagh’s community foundation celebrated it’s 20th birthday by honouring 20 ‘Fermanagh Community Heroes’. At a packed Ardhowen Theatre tributes were paid to inspirational volunteers who have made Fermanagh a better place to live. The event was hosted by Julian Fowler who said it offered a wonderful opportunity to shine a light on some of the many wonderful volunteers who work within the community and sing the praises of the otherwise unsun...

13th Oct 2015 - Fermanagh Trust to celebrate 20 years by honouring 20

As part of their 20th anniversary celebrations the Fermanagh Trust, in partnership with the Impartial Reporter, will be celebrating and acknowledging 20 inspirational community heroes whose kindness, ingenuity and voluntary input have made Fermanagh a better place to live. The awards will be presented during the Fermanagh Trust’s special celebration event tonight (Tuesday 13th October) at the Ardhowen Theatre. The 20 community heroes will be an unranked celebration of good deeds, large a...

3rd Oct 2015 - Little Treasures Playgroup wins Social Enterprise of the Year Award

Little Treasures’ Playgroup has won the Fermanagh Trust sponsored Social Enterprise of the Year Award 2015 as part of the Fermanagh Herald Business Awards. Adult ADHD NI, Cancer Connect NI and Kindertee Community Playgroup were also highly commended for the social and economic contribution they make to life in County Fermanagh. The sponsoring of this prestigious award highlights the Fermanagh Trust’s commitment to supporting and celebrating organisations that exist to address soc...

23rd Sep 2015 - Social Enterprise of the Year Award

The Fermanagh Trust is delighted to be supporting our social enterprises by again sponsoring the ‘Social Enterprise of the Year Award’ as part of the Fermanagh Herald’s Business Awards. Four great organisations have been shortlisted – Adult ADHD NI, Cancer Connect NI, Kindertee Community Playgroup and Little Treasures Playgroup. All nominees shortlisted have achieved various levels of success in their business endeavours and therefore it’s crucial that they rece...

19th Aug 2015 - Fermanagh Recreational Trust open for applications

The Fermanagh Recreational Trust, administered by the Fermanagh Trust is open for applications. The trust supports the organisation, development and funding of recreational activities and facilities in Co. Fermanagh with particular emphasis on young people and youth development. Community, voluntary or sporting organisations or individuals based in Fermanagh can apply. Previous recipients include classical singer Andrew Irwin, footballer Matthew Smyth and Olympic hopeful rower Leonora Kennedy w...

8th Jul 2015 - Fermanagh

Pictured at the Launch of Fermanagh Community Heroes are (from left) Fermanagh Trust trustees Jim Ledwith and Frank McManus; Lauri McCusker, director Fermanagh Trust, Ernie Fisher, trustee Fermanagh Trust  and Mark Conway, deputy editor of the Impartial Reporter   As part of their 20th anniversary celebrations the Fermanagh Trust, in partnership with the Impartial Reporter, plans to celebrate and acknowledge 20 inspirational community heroes whose kindness, ingenuity and voluntary in...

25th Jun 2015 - Joan Trimble Bursary Award helps young actor attend summer school

Caroline Gant, Chair of the Joan Trimble Bursary Awards , presenting Brandon Power with his award to enable him to attend National Youth Theatre summer school master class.   Potora student Brandon Power has been awarded a Joan Trimble Bursary. The Performing Arts AS level student will use his grant to attend the National Youth Theatre summer school master class in Acting for Screen. This exclusive premier NYT master class, based in London this August, will be led by top industry profess...

18th Jun 2015 - Fermanagh Youth Bank award grants to three local projects

     At their celebration ceremony in Fermanagh House, the Youth Bank team awarded grants to three innovative projects totalling over £3000. The Fermanagh Trust established Youth Bank, working in partnership with Youth Action NI to build leadership, allocate resources to youth based initiatives, meet real community need and tackle issues of direct importance to young people here. The Youth Bank became the grant makers, with direct involvement in the research, planning and...

18th Jun 2015 - Fermanagh schools celebrate their contribution to Shared Education mainstreaming

Principals, governors, managing authorities, elected representatives and church leaders joined the Fermanagh Trust at the Lough Erne Resort to celebrate the Fermanagh Shared Education Programme. This was a chance to congratulate schools on their success, hard work and major contribution in ensuring that ‘sharing’ is now in the DNA of how education is delivered.   Alan Williamson Principal Florencecourt PS, Marie O’Shea Principal St John the Baptist PS, David Bolton Vice ...

17th Jun 2015 - Local sporting stars receive funding boost from Fermanagh Recreational Trust

Pat Cassidy and Richard Cooper, Trustees of the Fermanagh Recreational Trust with coaches and members of Enniskillen Tennis Club   The Fermanagh Recreational Trust continues to support our local talent by awarding grants to Enniskillen Tennis Club, rowers Lloyd Seaman and Olympic hopeful Leonora Kennedy. The fund administered by the Fermanagh Trust supports the organisation, development and funding of recreational activities and facilities in County Fermanagh with particular emphasis on y...

9th Jun 2015 - Fermanagh Trust sponsors Social Enterprise of the Year Award

Declan Devlin 02 Enniskillen, Nick Leeson guest speaker, Ray Sanderon Deputy Editor Fermanagh Herald and Ernie Fisher Fermanagh Trust   The Fermanagh Trust is delighted to be supporting our social enterprises through our sponsorship of the ‘Social Enterprise of the Year Award’ as part of the Fermanagh Herald’s Business Awards. Now in its fourth year, the Business Awards is Fermanagh’s leading forum for acknowledging and rewarding local businesses determination and ...

8th Jun 2015 - Callagheen Wind Farm Fund supports wide range of projects in North West Fermanagh

Little Smarties Playgroup, Garrison   A wide range of local projects have received funding from the Callagheen Wind Farm Fund. The fund, administered by the Fermanagh Trust and supported by Scottish Power Renewables awards grants to community projects located within 7km of Callagheen wind farm, between Belleek and Garrison. Proposals for the fund are accepted from all aspects of community life with an emphasis on projects that have an environmental theme and/ or are linked to sustainable ...

4th Jun 2015 - Fisher Foundation supports Fermanagh

Stephen Muldoon, Assistant Director of Livability International at the Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre in Nepal   The Fisher Foundation has awarded special, one-off grants to Fermanagh based charities Livability International and Development Media Workshop. The emergency funding is being used for their humanitarian response following the two devastating earthquakes which hit Nepal. Livability International the disability and development organisation has been working in Nepal since 20...

28th May 2015 - Four accomplished young musicians receive Joan Trimble Bursaries

(Back L-R) Katie Bloomfield, Chloe Eagleson and Lucy Mills. (Front L-R) Emily Graham and Joanna McVey, daughter of the late Joan Trimble   Collegiate Grammar School GCSE students Lucy Mills, Chloe Eagleson, Emily Graham and Katie Bloomfield have received Joan Trimble Bursary Awards. The awards scheme, administered by the Fermanagh Trust, was set up in memory of the Enniskillen born musician and composer. As members of the WELB Senior Youth Orchestra the four talented musicians will use t...

26th May 2015 - Fermanagh Trust supports establishment of new community group

Patrick Gilmurray, Fermanagh Trust Director Lauri McCusker and Leanne Carrothers   The Fermanagh Trust has awarded a grant to support the establishment of a new company created by Patrick Gilmurray and Leanne Carrothers. B2gether is a not for profit community interest company aimed at supporting those with physical disability and special needs. The scheme, which will operate over the summer months with a possible extension, will give young adults with learning disabilities and special ne...

21st May 2015 - Fisher Foundation supports international volunteering

      The Fisher Foundation which was set up in 2003 by Fisher Engineering as a permanent memorial to the lives of Mark, Emma and Bertie Fisher who died following a tragic helicopter accident in 2001, has distributed over £300,000 since it was established. At a special presentation event in Fermanagh House this year’s voluntary overseas grants totalling £20,000 were awarded to 39 local people from 13 organisations including Bertha to Kitui, ANP Networks, ...

1st May 2015 - Trust supports new community benefits scheme

  The Fermanagh Trust has invested in Northern Ireland Community Energy (NICE). Set up in 2014, NICE aims to provide community-owned low carbon energy services across Northern Ireland. NICE helps the environment, helps the community and is built upon principles of fairness, creating community owned renewable energy projects with financial revenues staying within the local community. The not-for-profit community benefit society is managed entirely by volunteers based on models tried and tes...

1st May 2015 - Fermanagh Youth Bank

14 local apprentices are once again becoming grant makers and distributing funds to small scale community projects. There is still time to get an application in. Closing date is noon 7th May.   Members have undertaken research and identified the key priorities for Fermanagh’s young people. They are inviting applications from individuals or groups, aged 11-15, for projects involving mental health, LGBT, enterprise and cross-community. If you’ve ever wanted to do something abou...

1st May 2015 -

         As part of the Fermanagh Trust’s 20th anniversary celebrations a photo exhibition has been launched showcasing their work throughout the years. The wide collection, which will be on display in Fermanagh House for the next month, covers an array of the Trust’s history including local grant making, shared education, the G8 Youth Summit, community support, report launches and even Royal and Presidential visits. Frank McManus, Chairman of the...

29th Apr 2015 - Talented Young Singer Receives Joan Trimble Bursary

Megan Ryan with Fermanagh Trust Director Lauri McCusker   Described by her tutors as a “hard working and disciplined young singer with huge potential”, Mount Lourdes Grammar School student Megan Ryan has received a Joan Trimble Bursary Award to support her musical development. The awards scheme, administered by the Fermanagh Trust, was set up in memory of the Enniskillen born musician and composer. Last year Megan on one of a small number of singers to have been offered a pla...

20th Apr 2015 - Education Minister publishes guidance on setting up jointly managed schools

The Fermanagh Trust has welcomed the new circular issued by the Minister of Education John O’Dowd providing guidance on the establishment of jointly managed schools. Director of the Fermanagh Trust Lauri McCusker said “The Fermanagh Trust welcomes the Minister’s guidance. Following meetings with the managing authorities and Department of Education officials in early 2012, some schools outlined the need for guidance and information on a range of shared education models to help...

10th Apr 2015 - MEPs discuss Community Energy with Fermanagh Trust

The Fermanagh Trust were delighted to meet with a number of Sinn Fein representatives - 4 MEPs, MP and MLA to discuss the emerging opportunities for Community Energy and potential support from EU funding streams. The discussion builds on the Fermanagh Trust's report 'Community Energy: Unleashing the potential for communities to power change' and the proposals emerging from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in relation to public sector led examples. Lauri McCusker,...

2nd Apr 2015 - Praise from Stormont Committee during briefing by Brookeborough principals

Dermot Finlay, St Mary's PS & Hazel Gardiner, Brookeborough PS   Brookeborough’s Shared Campus Plans received yet another boost after high acclaim from the Education Committee during a Briefing by the principals and managing authorities. Hazel Gardiner Principal of Brookeborough PS and Dermot Finlay Principal of St Mary’s PS together with Iris Barker WELB and Mary Hampsey CCMS received the esteemed and significant invite to Stormont to inform members on the history of ...

1st Apr 2015 - Mums and Tots get funding boost from Fermanagh Trust

Lisnaskea Mother and Toddler Group with (front) Annabelle Ferguson and Emer McGuigan from ‘Now You’re Talking Fermanagh’. (Back) Gerda Walmsley, Frank McManus Chairman of the Fermanagh Trust and Caroline Rice.   The Fermanagh Trust has provided a funding boost to Lisnaskea Mother and Toddler Group. The group will use their grant towards equipment, resources and new services to support parents and children. The Mother and Toddler group is open to all parents, grandparent...

1st Apr 2015 - Fisher Foundation supports rally safety training ahead of Circuit of Ireland 2015

The Fisher Foundation has proven to yet again at the forefront of rally safety after providing safety training for marshals and volunteers prior to this year’s Circuit of Ireland. For a second year in succession, the 80 year old Circuit of Ireland rally will be part of the prestigious FIA European Rally Championship. Europe's top rally drivers will be revving through the streets of Belfast and the Northern Ireland countryside over the Easter weekend. Running from Thursday 2nd April t...

20th Mar 2015 - Work due to begin shortly on Fermanagh House extension

Progress on the extension and new facilities for Fermanagh House have moved a step further following discussions with funders OFMDFM. Last year First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness announced the first projects to be funded through their department’s Social Investment Fund programme. The announcement included £0.9 million being awarded towards an extension for Fermanagh House, the social enterprise owned by the Fermanagh Trust. The OFMDFM funding...

20th Mar 2015 - Fermanagh Youth Bank back up and running

Planning is underway for Fermanagh Youth Bank as they plan to support even more youth led initiatives with grand aid in 2015. The Fermanagh Trust established Youth Bank, working in partnership with Youth Action NI to build leadership, allocate resources to youth based initiatives, meet real community need and tackle issues of direct importance to Fermanagh’s young people. The Youth Bank members become the grant makers, with direct involvement in the research, planning and decision makin...

13th Mar 2015 - Greg Turley Bursary Award recipient Kathryn Dane receives first international cap

Congratulations to Kathryn Dane on receiving her first international cap, for representing the Ireland Girls 7s squad in Sweden last year. Kathryn was formally presented the cap in front of a large crowd at half time of the Women’s Six Nation Game against England at Ashbourne RFC. In February the multi-talented hockey, rugby and football player won ‘Young Sports Personality of the Year’ sponsored by the Greg Turley Bursary Awards as part of the Impartial Reporter’s Cele...

20th Feb 2015 - Brookeborough one of six projects proposed under the Shared Education Campuses Programme - decision due in June

Dermot Finlay Principal of St Mary's PS, Education Minister John O'Dowd MLA and Hazel Gardiner Principal of Brookeborough PS   Six projects involving over 20 schools have expressed their interest in the second call of the Shared Education Campuses Programme. A decision on the Brookeborough Shared Education Campus, involving Brookeborough PS and St Mary’s PS, is expected in June this year, Education Minister John O’Dowd MLA has revealed. The Shared Education Campuses Pr...

13th Feb 2015 - Update from Jason McAuley - Joan Trimble Bursary Award recipient

The first Joan Trimble Bursary, following a re-launch of the scheme was awarded to St Michael’s College student Jason McAuley in November. Since then things have been progressing well for the promising young musician. See below Jason's story so far.     National Youth Orchestra of Ireland       "I was recently fortunate enough to be involved in my first National Youth Orchestra of Ireland course, held over seven days in Kilkenny College. I was one o...

12th Feb 2015 - Fisher Foundation encouraging applications from those planning voluntary work overseas

The Fisher Foundation which has for the last 10 years provided much needed financial resources to support volunteers from Fermanagh who give their time to assist so many projects across the world is open for applications. Ernie Fisher, the Chairman of the Fisher Foundation said “It is great the Foundation is in a position to support such valuable and excellent work. In previous years we have supported a wide range of projects involving a number of people from Fermanagh, all making a major...

11th Feb 2015 - Robinson and McGuinness impressed by Brookeborough Shared Campus plans

(Back from left) Arlene Foster MLA, Hazel Gardiner Principal of Brookeborough PS, Dermot Finlay Principal of St Mary’s PS Brookeborough, Jonathan Dunn Chair of the Board of Governors at Brookeborough PS, Catherine Ward Fermanagh Trust. (Front from left) Deputy First Minister Martin McGuiness, First Minister Peter Robinson and Shelia Mullan teacher and governor from St Mary’s PS   On top of widespread support from throughout the community, plus the backing and facilitation of W...

9th Feb 2015 - Multi - talented Kathryn Dane wins Young Sports Personality of the Year

  The latest recipient of the Greg Turley Bursary Award was the multi-talented hockey, rugby and football player Kathryn Dane. The Award was presented as part of the Impartial Reporter’s Celebration of Sports Awards to Kathryn when she won ‘Young Sports Personality of the Year’. The star studded event at the Lough Erne Resort, attended by just under 300 people, was undoubtedly a fitting tribute to Fermanagh’s latest sporting talent of all ages. A number of Kathryn&...

20th Jan 2015 - 'Meet the Funder' - BBC Children in Need

    Next up in Fermanagh Funding Bureau’s ‘Meet the Funder’ series is BBC Children in Need   Where: Fermanagh House When: 11th February, 11am A briefing will be provided for key organisations involved in working with children and young people. Paddy Sloan Director of BBC Children in Need will explain available funding, their priorities and practices to your group directly. Spaces are limited. To book a place contact Charlene at the Fermanagh Trust on 028 66 320...

20th Jan 2015 - Civic Activism Programme Workshop, in partnership with Building Change Trust

               Where: Fermanagh House, Enniskillen When: Friday 30th January, 12:30 - 14:00 The Building Change Trust’s Civic Activism Programme aims to give Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise organisations the opportunity to experiment with innovative approaches to engaging people in decision-making processes that impact on their lives. To enable this, Building Change Trust has compiled a Civic Activism Toolkit which fe...

8th Jan 2015 - Education Minister launches consultation on Shared Education

A consultation on the proposed Shared Education Policy and the accompanying Shared Education Bill launched by Education Minister John O’Dowd MLA has been welcomed by the Fermanagh Trust. The proposed policy, ‘Sharing Works’ builds on the recommendations of the Ministerial Advisory Group on Advancing Shared Education. The policy covers areas such as defining, encouraging, promoting, facilitating, funding and sustaining shared education into the future as well as effective monit...

6th Jan 2015 - Callagheen Wind Farm Fund supports wide range of projects in North West Fermanagh

A wide range of local project have received funding from the Callagheen Wind Farm Fund. The fund, administered by the Fermanagh Trust and supported by Scottish Power Renewables awards grants to community projects located within 7km of Callagheen wind farm, between Belleek and Garrison. Proposals for the fund are accepted from all aspects of community life with an emphasis on projects that have an environmental theme and/ or are linked to sustainable local activities. Projects awarded grants in...

5th Jan 2015 - Fermanagh Recreational Trust provides funding boost for our home grown sporting talent

Selfie time! with the Fermanagh Recreational Trust Recipients The Fermanagh Recreational Trust continues to support local talent by awarding grants to two organisations and two outstanding individuals. Rower Henry Millar, classical singer Andrew Irwin, Enniskillen Rugby Club and Fermanagh Milk Cup all received help towards fees, training, equipment costs etc. The fund administered by the Fermanagh Trust supports the organisation, development and funding of recreational activities and faciliti...

17th Dec 2014 - Fermanagh House supports local Christmas toy appeal

Fermanagh House staff present Fermanagh Women’s Aid, the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul with Christmas gifts as part of their Christmas toy appeal.   Fermanagh House was delighted to present Fermanagh Women’s Aid, the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul with over £1000 worth of Christmas gifts as part of their annual Christmas toy appeal – spreading the joy of Christmas to those who otherwise would miss out. Marilyn Quinn Centre Manager at Fermanagh House ...

17th Dec 2014 - Fermanagh Trust

  A coffee morning hosted by the Fermanagh Trust at Fermanagh House as part of the global phenomenon Giving Tuesday has raised over £500 for charity. The money raised will go to two locally based charities both doing invaluable work overseas – Livability, whose overseas programmes support the development of rehabilitation services for people with disabilities in Asia and Children in Crossfire who support early childhood development to improve children’s health and educat...

3rd Dec 2014 - Fermanagh Trust addresses Scottish Conference on the potential of Community Energy

Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust addressing delegates at the Scotland’s National Community Energy Conference At Scotland’s National Community Energy Conference 2014, Lauri McCusker Director of the Fermanagh Trust, who are members of the UK Community Energy Coalition, briefed the Conference on recent development in Northern Ireland and what is valuable in terms of network support. The focus of this year’s Conference, held in Edinburgh, was on retaining and addin...

3rd Dec 2014 - Fermanagh schools well placed to avail of new funding stream

Meabh Gilligan and Brian McGrath, Principal of St Martin’s PS The Department of Education has officially opened the call for applications to the Delivering Social Change Shared Education Signature Project. Only schools with extensive experience of shared education are asked to apply for this pilot phase of the programme which will target around 75 partnerships. As such, Fermanagh’s schools who have led the way on shared education are in a good position to potentially benefit from t...

27th Nov 2014 - Celebrating the spirit of volunteering at the annual Margaret Wilson Awards

It has been another outstanding year for voluntary endeavour in County Fermanagh as highlighted at the recent Margaret Wilson Awards organised by the Irvinestown Community Partnership. Special guest Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust, was the key note speaker at the event. The annual Awards ceremony celebrates the spirit of volunteering locally. The award is a living tribute to the late Margaret Wilson, the visionary behind the concept of the Irvinestown Community Partnership. Out ...

26th Nov 2014 - The first Joan Trimble Bursary Award goes to talented young muscian

Advisory Committee Member and daughter of the late Joan Trimble Joanna McVey with Jason McAuley The first Joan Trimble Bursary, following a re-launch of the scheme at a special event at the Ardhowen theatre late October, has been awarded to St Michael’s College student Jason McAuley. The 16 year old will use his grant towards membership of three different orchestras.  This Christmas and next summer Jason will be playing trumpet with the National Youth Orchestra of Ireland, making hi...

26th Nov 2014 - Fermanagh Trust hosts global phenomenon #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is set to hit the UK for the first time on December 2nd, with the Fermanagh Trust being one of the first in Northern Ireland to sign up. The Fermanagh Trust’s plans throughout the day include a coffee morning at Fermanagh House from 10am. All money raised will go to two locally based charities both doing invaluable work overseas – Livability, whose overseas programmes support the development of rehabilitation services for people with disabilities in Asia and Children ...

30th Oct 2014 -

  The Fine Point Films documentary about the renowned trade union leader and human rights campaigner Inez McCormack will be showing at Fermanagh House, Tuesday 18th November 8pm. The film ‘Inez: A Challenging Woman’ is based on an interview she gave to her friend, writer Susan McKay, in October 2012 shortly after Inez learned she had inoperable cancer and had just weeks to live. It also includes interviews with friends and colleagues of Inez, including former US Secretary of S...

29th Oct 2014 -

The Battles, Bricks and Bridges project developed by the Killesher and Cleenish Community Development Association reached its culmination at a special event in Arney Millennium Hall, reviewing their activities throughout the year and presenting their findings. Supported by the Fermanagh Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund, this one year project was designed to uncover and celebrate the rich heritage, culture and history of the Killesher and Cleenish areas around the River Arney. The aim was to...

23rd Oct 2014 - Fermanagh Trust supports Barnlee Charity

Some of the friends and supporters of the Derrylin FACT Barnlee Crafts Charity Shop in attendance on the first anniverasryof the shop's opening, with guest speaker Lauri McCusker The Fermanagh Trust is delighted to support ‘Barnlee Crafts and Activities’, the charity developed by the residents of Lee Cottage and Barnlee. Their Derrylin Charity Shop as well as a grant from the Fermanagh Trust has funded a brand new minibus.Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust speakin...

22nd Oct 2014 - Advancing Shared Education - One Year On

Education Minister John O'Dowd MLA meeting Fermanagh principals   On the 22nd October 2013 Education Minister John O’Dowd MLA made his ground breaking Ministerial Statement to the Assembly on advancing shared education. One year on a number of high profile announcements have been made, with Fermanagh schools helping put Shared Education high up the political agenda. In his statement, responding to the report from the Ministerial Advisory Group on Shared Education and referring t...

11th Oct 2014 - Credit Union wins

Joanna McVey, Trustee of the Fermanagh Trust presents the trophy to Knockninny Credit Union   Knockninny Credit Union have won the Fermanagh Trust sponsored Social Enterprise of the Year Award 2014 as part of the Fermanagh Herald Business Awards. Killesher Community Development Association and Little Treasures Playgroup were also highly commended for the social and economic contribution they make to life in County Fermanagh. The sponsoring of this prestigious award highlights the Fermanag...

3rd Oct 2014 - Fermanagh Trust welcomes Education Minister

Education Minister John O’Dowd MLA has opened the second call for schools, inviting applications for support under the Shared Education Campuses Programme. The deadline for submission of proposals under this call is 30th January 2015, with the projects approved expected to be announced in June 2015. Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust said “As we have seen in County Fermanagh, there is huge potential for schools working together in terms of joint planning, joint classes,...

2nd Oct 2014 - Bursary Awards Scheme announced for young people

At the launch of the Joan Trimble Bursary Awards are Advisory Committee members (from left) Barbara Johnston, Caroline Gant, Liz McVey, Joanna McVey and Bronagh Cleary.   A new bursary scheme for young people, the Joan Trimble Bursary Awards, was launched at a special event at the Ardhowen Theatre this week. The Joan Trimble Bursary Awards, administered by the Fermanagh Trust, were set up in 2002 in memory of the Enniskillen born musician and composer. Established by her family, the Award...

1st Oct 2014 - Social Enterprise of the Year Award - your chance to support the nominees

The Fermanagh Trust is delighted to be supporting our social enterprises by again sponsoring the ‘Social Enterprise of the Year Award’ as part of the Fermanagh Herald’s Business Awards. Now in its 3rd year, the Business Awards is Fermanagh’s leading forum for acknowledging and rewarding local business determination and success. Three great organisations have been shortlisted – Killesher Community Development Association, Little Treasures Playgroup and Knockninny Cr...

30th Sep 2014 - Fermanagh Trust and the BBC present

Fermanagh on Screen – BBC Community Archive 3rd and 4th October Fermanagh House, 1pm-2pm. All welcome   BBC NI’s archives contain a treasure trove of recording about every aspect of community life in Fermanagh over the last 90 years. This free event as part of the Fermanagh Live Festival, will be screening a short series of BBC commissioned films about County Fermanagh, each of which will be introduced by a guest speaker. Friday 3 October, 1pm, Fermanagh House Country Times: Fe...

25th Sep 2014 - Fermanagh Trust and Bryson Energy event presents opportunities for our community owned buildings

The Fermanagh Trust and Bryson Energy held a positive Energy Event at Fermanagh House, which offered up to date information on ways to address energy outgoings and options available to save on energy costs for community owned buildings. The large turnout for the event and the level of engagement showed the interest that there is in finding energy solutions.  Communities are clearly reflecting upon their relationship with energy.  At the event, communities were keen to find ways of ov...

18th Sep 2014 - Fermanagh Trust supports the restoration of Enniskillen's South Africa Memorial

Joanna McVey a Trustee of the Fermanagh Trust with Mark Scott Chair of Trustees at the Inniskillings Museum at the newly restored South Africa Memorial   The Fermanagh Trust has provided a grant to the Inniskillings Museum for improvements to the South Africa War Memorial. The Memorial, beside Enniskillen Castle, commemorates the men of the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons and Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers who died in the campaign 1899-1902. The names and text carved into polished granite were or...

17th Sep 2014 - Government announce mainstreaming of Shared Education

Padraic Quirk, Atlantic Philanthropies, First Minister Peter Robinson MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA announcing the Programme at the Crescent Arts Centre   The major announcement delivered jointly  by First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuiness that Shared Education will now be funded by the government is the culmination of many years of hard work, with schools in Fermanagh at the forefront of the journey. Lauri McCusker, Director of ...

9th Sep 2014 - Fermanagh Trust supports Bellanaleck WW1 project as they unravel the riddle of Cleenish Island

Margaret Judge, Treasurer of the Bellanaleck Local History Group receives their cheque from Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust   The FermanaghTrust have awarded a grant to Bellanaleck Local History Group, funding their project which focuses on an often – overlooked aspect of World War 1 history, namely the re-settlement of ex-servicemen on Cleenish Island in Upper Lough Erne. The project are having their official launch this Thursday (11th September) Village Hall 8pm. P...

8th Sep 2014 - Launch of the Joan Trimble Bursary Awards

Event: Studio Room, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Monday 29th September 6:30pm   The Joan Trimble Bursary Awards, administered by the Fermanagh Trust, were set up in 2002 in memory of the Enniskillen born musician and composer. Established by her family, the Awards recognise Joan’s lifelong commitment to County Fermanagh and their purpose is to encourage the involvement of young people in creativity, the performing arts and Irish culture. To date the Awards have supported group-bas...

4th Sep 2014 - Energy Event offering free advice and guidance for Community Organisations

Graeme Dunwoody Research and Policy Officer Fermanagh Trust and Rachel Brady Contact Centre Manger Bryson Energy   The Fermanagh Trust together with Bryson Energy are hosting an Energy Event, offering up-to date information on ways to address energy outgoings and options available to save on energy costs for community owned buildings. The event, which is free of charge, will take place on Tuesday 16th September in Fermanagh House at 7:30pm sharp. Topics covered on the evening will include...

1st Sep 2014 - Congratulations to

  The Fermanagh Trust was delighted to take part in the procession of the new Curach through the streets of Enniskillen before it’s launch at the Round O. Row the Erne was established at the start of the summer with around 20 boating enthusiasts. The idea grew out of the very successful trip made by the famous Comcille Currach. The boat sparked local interest in traditional boat rowing as a new activity that can get all parts of the community involved, together exploring Fermanagh&r...

21st Aug 2014 - Fermanagh Recreational Trust open for applications

The Fermanagh Recreational Trust, administered by the Fermanagh Trust is open for applications. The trust supports the organisation, development and funding of recreational activities and facilities in Co. Fermanagh with particular emphasis on young people and youth development. Community, voluntary or sporting organisations or individuals based in Fermanagh can apply. A few previous recipients include classical singer Andrew Irwin, rower Holly Nixon, footballer Matthew Smyth and swimmer Alann...

31st Jul 2014 - Talented duo receive Greg Turley bursaries

                 Local stars Matthew Smyth and Victoria Watterson have been awarded Greg Turley bursaries. Footballer Matthew and climber Victoria already have track records at being top class in their chosen fields, with all the qualities to become excellent ambassadors for Fermanagh. The Greg Turley Awards, administered by the Fermanagh Trust, were set up after the death of the popular and inspirational St Michae...

22nd Jul 2014 - Fermanagh Trust pushes the boat out

Olivia Cosgrove, Chairperson of the Row the Erne with Frank McManus Chairperson of the Fermanagh Trust The Fermanagh Trust is delighted to award a grant to the ‘Row the Erne’ project. Row the Erne is a community based organisation empowering people of all abilities and ages to build and row traditional craft on the Erne Waterway System. The financial support from the Fermanagh Trust will go towards building a 33ft curach and towards rowing activities on the Erne this summer. The p...

21st Jul 2014 - Fermanagh Trust sponsors Social Enterprise of the Year Award

Pictured launching the Social Enterprise of the Year Award are (L-R) Declan Devlin, 02 Enniskillen, Lauri McCusker, Fermanagh Trust and Ray Sanderson, Fermanagh Herald assistant editor.   The Fermanagh Trust is delighted to be supporting our social enterprises by again sponsoring the ‘Social Enterprise of the Year Award’ as part of the Fermanagh Herald’s Business Awards. Now in its third year, the Business Awards is Fermanagh’s leading forum for acknowledging and r...

18th Jul 2014 - Fermanagh Trust welcomes 'Wind Energy in Ireland' report

  Local communities living near proposed wind farms should have the opportunity to invest in the project and thereby afford them the chance to benefit from any financial gains. That’s one of the key messages from a recent report to the Irish government by the National Economic and Social Council (NESC). The NESC report adds weight to the Fermanagh Trust’s ‘Community Energy: Unleashing the Potential for Communities to Power Change’ document which was launched in Feb...

11th Jul 2014 - Challenging the conversation at Xchange Summer School

The ground breaking Xchange Summer School aptly began with a group of local young people gathering to discuss and debate their views and ideas. The theme for the event, organised by the Fermanagh Trust, was ‘listening to the voices of tomorrow’s leaders – the most important voice of all’. The group of young people – teens and twenties – convened to discuss what is important to them in relation to liberties, the media, arts and history. Their insights were ca...

10th Jul 2014 - Fermanagh Recreational Trust continues to support our home grown sporting talent

Bruce Irwin Erne Wrestling Club, Alannah Leonard, Pat Cassidy and James Cooper Fermanagh Recreational Trust, Matthew Smyth, Kerry Taggart and Bernie Darcy Fermanagh Milk Cup   The Fermanagh Recreational Trust continues to support local talent by this year awarding grants to two organisations and four outstanding individuals. Erne Wrestling Club, Fermanagh Milk Cup, footballer Matthew Smyth, swimmer Alannah Leonard, rower Leonora Kennedy and show jumper Kerry Taggart all received help towa...

3rd Jul 2014 - St Martin

Meabh Gilligan with Principal Brian McGrath   During the recent visit by the Assembly’s Education Committee’s to Fermanagh to study Shared Education in the County, the politicians met with a number of Fermanagh’s shared education partnerships.  During this meeting Meabh Gilligan, P4 pupil from St Martin’s PS Garrison read out a letter she had prepared for the MLAs about how much she enjoyed all the work she had done with the other schools, the friends she has ...

25th Jun 2014 - Education Committee highly commend Shared Education during their visit to Fermanagh

There was high praise for the Fermanagh Shared Education Programme during a formal presentation by the Fermanagh Trust to the Education Committee. Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust and Catherine Ward, Shared Education Programme Manager briefed the politicians during their meeting at Fermanagh House where they discussed the widespread support from school communities, political parties, churches and other organisations for the programme which launched in 2009. MLAs heard how shared...

12th Jun 2014 - Claddagh Glen Learning Community launch their pioneering development

South West Fermanagh’s four primary schools have officially come together to launch their Claddagh Glen Learning Community. Since 2009 St Mary’s Mullymesker, Florencecourt, St Mary’s Killesher and St Naile’s Kinawley have been involved in the design and implementation of a series of activities supported through the Shared Education Programme. Alan Williamson, Principal of Florencecourt PS said “Shared Education has greatly enriched the teaching and learning experi...

6th Jun 2014 - Shared Education a key priority as SEUPB seek views on EU funding spend

The news that shared education is to be at the heart of the Peace IV programme is a major boost for those involved in developing shared education including schools in Co Fermanagh who have been actively involved in the Fermanagh Trust’s shared education programme over the last 6 years. The Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) has launched a public consultation on proposals for the new Peace and Interreg programmes for 2014-2020. The proposals have been informed by the first public consultat...

2nd Jun 2014 - Brookeborough Primary Schools inspired by the Scottish shared education model

Representatives of Brookeborough PS and St Mary’s PS, who have applied to the Department of Education for shared campus funding, visited two shared campuses in Scotland to meet principals and see how it works for them on the ground.  Principals, Boards of Governors and staff from both schools and the Playstation toured and met staff and pupils at St Ignatious PS with Wishaw Acadamy and All Saint PS with Rochsolloch PS. Hazel Gardiner, Principal of Brookeborough PS said “Our vi...

30th May 2014 - Fermanagh Youth Bank celebration ceremony

At their celebration ceremony in Fermanagh House, the Youth Bank team awarded grants to five innovative and important projects totalling £5000. The Fermanagh Trust established Youth Bank, working in partnership with Youth Action NI to build leadership, allocate resources to youth based initiatives, meet real community need and tackle issues of direct importance to young people here. The Youth Bank members became the grant makers, with direct involvement in the research, planning and deci...

29th May 2014 - Brookeborough pupils call on Stormont to support their Shared Campus proposal

Brookeborough PS and St Mary’s PS pupils visited Parliament Buildings and asked the politicians to get behind their shared campus proposal. The pupils received a guided tour and had the chance to meet their local MLAs and members of the Education Committee. After 45 years of successful cross-sectoral co-operation, the schools are hoping the next step in their historic and on-going collaboration will be a shared campus in the village. This will provide enhanced and sustainable educationa...

22nd May 2014 - Fisher Foundation supports voluntary work overseas to help make

The Fisher Foundation held a special awards presentation at the Lough Erne Resort, presenting 16 awards totalling £15,000 to local organisations and individuals carrying out voluntary work overseas this year. Amongst the recipients were Norman Fox Missionary Cause, Ulster Habitat for Humanity, Livability, ‘Fields of Light’ Christian Organisation, World Gospel Mission UK, Enniskillen Rotary Club, Youth with a Mission, SERVE, Spiritan Fathers Religious Order, NetWorks Romania,...

1st May 2014 - Social Enterprise of the Month - Glendurragh Childcare Services Ltd

  Glendurragh Childcare Services Ltd is a not-for-profit company which was established in 2003. It originally began as a playgroup which operated from the local community hall in the village of Kesh. However it was soon recognised that there was the demand for the provision of day care services to children of older ages as well. Following the awarding of initial funding from the PEACE Programme, the company began to provide childcare services and currently provides for approximately 70 ch...

22nd Apr 2014 - Youth Bank open for applications

Fermanagh Youth Bank is open for application. 14 local apprentices are becoming grant makers and distributing funds to small scale community projects. Members have undertaken research and identified the key priorities for Fermanagh’s young people. They are inviting applications from individuals or groups, aged 11-25, for projects involving training and services for suicide awareness, improvement in services for the LGBT community, cross community residential programmes and the developme...

3rd Apr 2014 - Brookeborough Shared Campus proposal wins support

Brookeborough Shared Education Campus plans get the go-ahead from their managing authorities. Brookeborough Primary School and St Mary’s Primary School have received formal support from the Council for Catholic Education (CCMS) and the Western Education and Library Board (WELB) for their proposal. A submission has now been sent to the Department of Education for their consideration. The two primary schools in Brookeborough have been pioneers in developing cross-community linkages over ...

31st Mar 2014 - Social Enterprise of the Month - Fermanagh Enterprise Ltd

  Fermanagh Enterprise Ltd, one of the first Local Enterprise Agencies to be established in Northern Ireland in 1985, represents the vision of a group of local professional and business people who came together to find solutions to the problems of unemployment, through promoting the establishment, development and growth of small businesses. These objectives are reflected in the company’s Mission Statement – ‘To strengthen the economy of Fermanagh through encouraging, ass...

21st Mar 2014 - Ballinamallard PS and St Paul

  The P3s of Ballinamallard Primary School and St Paul’s Primary School treated parents and governors of both schools to their shared education performance. The show involved a range of songs and dramas all around the topic of healthy eating. As the children came off the stage at Balinamallard PS they proudly exclaimed how their show was ‘...the best day ever’ and ‘...that was just brilliant’, indicating how much they enjoy performing together. Ballinamallard...

13th Mar 2014 - Shadow Secretary of State tells Fermanagh Principals

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Ivan Lewis MP visited the Fermanagh Trust to learn about the success of Shared Education in the County. The Labour MP, accompanied by local MP Michelle Gildernew, was given an insight into the Fermanagh Trust’s Shared Education Programme by local principals. Mr Lewis was given an extensive briefing on the achievements and challenges encountered by participating schools and how the programme was working at a grassroots level.  The MP s...

13th Mar 2014 - Erne West Learning Community Shared Education choir

After months of intense rehearsal, the Erne West Learning Community Shared Education choir received high praise after their first ever public performance. Pupils from St John the Baptist PS Roscor, St Martin’s PS Garrison and Belleek PS provided entertainment for over 200 delegates at the Irish National Teacher Organisation’s (INTO) Northern Conference, held in the Killyhevlin Hotel. Esdille Lappin, Principal of Belleek PS said “We were so proud of the young children. The ch...

12th Mar 2014 - Fermanagh Trust highlights the role social enterprises can play in creating prosperity through renewable energy

Speaking at the Social Enterprise and Community Renewable Energy (SECRE) Conference the Fermanagh Trust stressed the opportunities in the renewable energy sector for local communities. The conference held at the Manor House Hotel and hosted by the University of Ulster and Action Renewables was an opportunity for SECRE to present their findings after working closely with organisations and communities involved in the sector and show attendees how to take advantage of the profit making opportuniti...

7th Mar 2014 - What does the new Charity Commission mean to you?

Charity Regulation and Good Governance Now that the Charity Commission has established the register of charities, and has its powers of investigation and enforcement, what does this mean in practice for charities on the ground? The Fermanagh Trust in association with the Developing Governance Group, and the Charity Commission would like to invite you to a free seminar focusing on the new rules and regulations that have come into being from charity legislation which all voluntary and community ...

28th Feb 2014 - Social Enterprise of the Month - Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre

Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre (DQDT) is a Community Interest Company which was established in 2009 by Dylan Quinn. Dylan is an experienced professional dancer who identified a new opportunity to utilise his skills whilst providing a valuable service to the wider community. The company aims to promote personal, social and community development and positive wellbeing through engagement with or through arts and in particular dance. An important long term goal of the theatre is to encourage people of ...

18th Feb 2014 - Community Energy: Unleashing the potential for communities to power change

Steve Watson, Community Energy Scotland, Patsy McGlone MLA, Chairman of the DETI Committee, Phil Flanagan MLA, Vice Chairman of the DETI Committee, Will Dawson, UK Community Energy Coalition and Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust ‘Allow local communities to take more control of their energy bills and transform the energy system’ – that was the message at a ‘Community Energy’ event at Parliament Buildings hosted by the Committee for Enterprise, Trade a...

13th Feb 2014 - Fermanagh House supported by Social Investment Fund

County Fermanagh received some positive news when The First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness announced the first projects to be funded through the Social Investment Fund programme. The announcement included the news that £0.9 million has been awarded towards an extension for Fermanagh House, the social enterprise owned by the Fermanagh Trust. The funding is aimed at tackling poverty and deprivation through improved community based services and facilities...

3rd Feb 2014 - Fisher Foundation at forefront of rally safety supporting medical and rescue crew training

The Fisher Foundation which plays a leadership role in rally safety, has recently made a significant contribution towards costs for Motorsport Ireland’s national training weekend for rescue vehicles at Mondello Park, County Kildare. The training took place over two full days and was attended by 70 participants ranging from first responder rescue crews to paramedics and doctors. Included in the programme were lectures and practical demonstrations with opportunities for all to experience p...

31st Jan 2014 - 'Young Sports Personality of the Year' receives Greg Turley Bursary Award

Dineka Maguire who won this year’s Impartial Reporter ‘Young Sports Personality of the Year’, has received a grant from the Greg Turley Bursary Awards. The 18 year old former Portora student from Belleek received the award as part of the Impartial Reporter’s Celebration of Sport at the Lough Erne Resort. Special guest of honour at the ceremony was British Lions, Ireland and Ulster star Tommy Bowe. In what was another outstanding year for Fermanagh’s sports people,...

31st Jan 2014 - Social Enterprise of the Month - Field Studies Council Derrygonnelly

The Field Studies Council (FSC) is an educational charity which is committed to ‘bringing environmental understanding to all’. It helps to provide opportunities for people from all ages and with a range of abilities to discover, be inspired by and understand the natural environment. It has a national network of 17 education centres, international outreach training projects, research programmes, information and publication services and a range of professional training and leisure co...

27th Jan 2014 - Fermanagh Trust provides briefing on community energy

Fermanagh Trust Director Lauri McCusker recently appeared before the Committee for Enterprise, Trade and Investment presenting on the opportunities and potential benefits from community energy including the need to introduce community ownership stakes in commercial renewables in Northern Ireland. The Fermanagh Trust currently administers a community fund on behalf on behalf of a wind farm developer in County Fermanagh and has previously acted in a consultancy role providing advice to another de...

13th Jan 2014 - Callagheen Wind Farm Fund supports 14 local projects

14 local projects have received funding from the Callagheen Wind Farm Fund. The fund, administered by the Fermanagh Trust and supported by Scottish Power Renewables awards grants to community projects located with 7km of Callagheen wind farm, between Belleek and Garrison. Proposals for the fund are accepted from all aspects of community life with an emphasis on projects that have an environmental theme and/ or are linked to sustainable local activities. One of the initiatives which received fu...

10th Jan 2014 - Trio receive Greg Turley bursaries

Director of Fermanagh Trust, Lauri McCusker presenting Andrew Irwin with his bursary. Other recipients were William Graham and Jordan Hylton   Three local talented individuals have this year been awarded Greg Turley bursaries. William Graham, Andrew Irwin and Jordan Hylton have track records at being top class in their chosen fields and have all the qualities to become excellent ambassadors for Fermanagh. The Greg Turley Awards, administered by the Fermanagh Trust, were set up after the d...

6th Jan 2014 - Fermanagh Recreational Trust awards grants to talented quartet

  The Fermanagh Recreational Trust has awarded grants to four outstanding individuals. Classical singer Andrew Irwin, angler James O’Doherty and rowers Holly Nixon and Lloyd Seaman all received help towards fees, training, equipment costs etc which will help develop their future careers. The fund, administered by the Fermanagh Trust supports the organisation, development and funding of recreational activities and facilities in County Fermanagh with particular emphasis on young peopl...

2nd Jan 2014 - Local principals involved in Shared Education receive Masters degree in Collaborative Leadership

Fergal McCann, Principal of St Mary’s PS Tempo and Marie O’Shea, Principal of St John the Baptist PS Belleek have recently graduated from a Masters degree in Collaborative Leadership from Queen’s University, through the Shared Education Programme. For the last four years they have been actively involved in shared education, administered by the Fermanagh Trust, working closely and building relationships with their neighbouring schools. Both principals found the degree extremel...

3rd Dec 2013 - Fermanagh Shared Education Programme features at Belfast Conference

Andrew Walsh (Pro Ed Consulting) and Catherine Ward (Fermanagh Trust Shared Education Programme Manager) present the Teacher Exchange Scheme Report to Education Minister John O'Dowd MLA.   A number of principals and board of governors from Fermanagh schools attended the International Fund for Ireland Sharing in Education conference, 20th November, during which the Fermanagh Shared Education programme was highlighted. In particular the success of the Fermanagh ‘Teacher Exchange S...

29th Nov 2013 - DETI Committee discuss Community Energy during visit to Fermanagh Trust

  The Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment Committee Chairperson Patsy McGlone MLA and Vice-Chairperson Phil Flanagan MLA recently visited Fermanagh House to learn about the Fermanagh Trust’s work with regards to the relationship between local communities and wind energy developments. The Fermanagh Trust discussed with the MLAs the potential for communities and government to look at community energy as a way of tackling fuel poverty, reducing energy bills etc. The visit foc...

29th Nov 2013 - 'Social Enterprise of the Month' - Bryson Energy

Bryson Energy is one part of the Bryson Charitable Group, Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprise with staff based in Enniskillen, Derry/Londonderry and Belfast. Formed in 2007 it became the new name for the Northern Ireland Energy Agency. The main role of Bryson Energy is to provide energy advice and energy measures to homes across NI. Its mission statement is ‘To secure the support and active engagement of Northern Ireland’s energy users, particularly households, in im...

14th Nov 2013 - Fermanagh Recreational Trust provides funding boost for Ballinamallard United Football Club and Enniskillen Rugby Club programmes

The Fermanagh Recreational Trust, administered by the Fermanagh Trust has awarded grants to Ballinamallard United Football Club (BUFC) and Enniskillen Rugby Club (ERC). The Trust supports the organisation, development and funding of recreational activities and facilities in County Fermanagh with particular emphasis on young people and youth development. James Cooper, trustee of the Fermanagh Recreational Trust said “We are delighted to be able to provide support for these outstanding org...

31st Oct 2013 - 'Fermanagh Social Enterprise of the Month' - ARC Healthy Living Centre

The ARC Healthy Living Centre, located in Sallywood Estate Irvinestown, aims to address the health inequalities and improve the well-being of local people by bringing together a partnership of community health and services. The origins of ARC Healthy Living Centre are closely aligned with the work of Irvinestown Trustee Enterprise Company Ltd (ITEC). ITEC is a non-profit taking company limited by guarantee and was incorporated in 1994. ITEC aims to increase economic development and employment ...

24th Oct 2013 - Callagheen Wind Farm Fund now open

The Callagheen Wind Farm Fund, which is administered and managed by the Fermanagh Trust, is now open. The Fund was set up by Callagheen Wind Farm Ltd in conjunction with Scottish Power Renewables and awards grants to community projects within 7km of the Wind Farm, which is located between Belleek and Garrison. Proposals will be accepted from all aspects of community life – economic, social and educational. However, preference will be given to proposals that have an environmental theme an...

23rd Oct 2013 - Kathleen Richey's contribution highlighted during 'Celebrating Community Achievement Awards'

During Fermanagh Rural Community Network’s annual ‘Oscars’ Awards a special word of acknowledgement was paid to Kathleen Richey, Fermanagh Trust secretary, who was a key founder of the Network 20 years ago. Kathleen was highlighted for the contribution she has made in organising the Network and her hard work for the organisation over the years. Barry Boyle, the Network’s Co-ordinator, in his annual report, referred to a number of achievements. Among these was working al...

22nd Oct 2013 - Fermanagh Trust welcomes Ministerial Statement on Shared Education

Education Minister John O’Dowd has welcomed the recommendations of the Ministerial Advisory Group on the Advancement of Shared Education. The Minister described Shared Education as one of the most important and sensitive issues facing society and stated that, if Shared Education is to succeed fully, there needs to be a shared readiness to change across society. Mr O’Dowd said “Sharing must become the accepted reality at every stage of education, from early years to post-gradua...

18th Oct 2013 - Derrylin Boxing Club Awarded grant from Fermanagh Recreational Trust

The Fermanagh Recreational Trust, administered by the Fermanagh Trust is delighted to award a grant to Derrylin Boxing Club towards their work. The club which formed in July 2008 is a voluntary, cross-community, not for profit group. Their aim is to provide opportunities for the children, young adults and adults in the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, orientation, physical disability or socio-economic background to participate in boxing and physical training in a posi...

12th Oct 2013 - Lakeland Community Care win Fermanagh Trust sponsored 'Social Enterprise of the Year Award'

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4th Oct 2013 - Fermanagh Trust supports local disability organisation

  The Fermanagh Trust has provided a funding boost for local charity ‘Fermanagh Voluntary Association of the Disabled’ (FVAD). The grant will go towards expanding the association’s polytunnel project and in particular funding towards a shed for storage and work area for planting etc. Clients will now have access to 3 polytunnels in which to grow vegetables and flowers. It is proving to be a worthwhile project which is creating a range of new and varied opportunities for m...

4th Oct 2013 - Fermanagh Trust helps Adult ADHD NI advance their projects

Adult ADHD NI, based in Fermanagh, which has been set up to support adults with ADHD, has been given a funding boost by the Fermanagh Trust. Their purpose is to create awareness of ADHD in adulthood and to advance the education of professionals and the public at a local and potentially a national level.  This will help to ensure that all adults with ADHD regardless of age, health, ethnicity, socio-economic status or religion have fair and equal access to health, social, employment and othe...

4th Oct 2013 - Fermanagh Trust supports our local social enterprises

The Fermanagh Trust is delighted to be supporting our social enterprises by the sponsoring the ‘Social Enterprise of the Year Award’ as part of the Fermanagh Herald’s Business Awards. Three great organisations have been shortlisted – Fermanagh Community Transport, Lisbellaw Credit Union and Lakeland Community Care Ltd. Why not support your favourite nominee to create additional awareness of their nomination and highlight their business success?   To vote and find ou...

27th Sep 2013 - Callagheen Wind Farm Fund open for applications

  Callagheen Community Wind Farm Fund Grants 2013 / 2014.   Is your community project located within 7km of Callagheen Wind Farm (between Belleek and Garrison in Co Fermanagh)? If so your group may be eligible to apply for a Callagheen Community Wind Farm grant. Proposals will be accepted from all aspects of community life – economic, social and educational. However, preference will be given to proposals that have an environmental theme and/or linked to sustainable local activi...

27th Sep 2013 - Fermanagh Trust supports Battles, Bricks and Bridges

The Fermanagh Trust has provided a funding boost for local history initiative – ‘Battles, Bricks and Bridges’. This project will present many learning opportunities and outcomes for the community – the re-discovery and re-engagement by local people in their shared history, heritage and culture and the exploration and examination of the past through the involvement of young people, professionals and volunteers.  ‘Battles, Bricks and Bridges’, developed by...

27th Sep 2013 - Fermanagh Trust and the BBC present Fermanagh on Screen

Fermanagh on Screen – BBC Community Archive. 3rd, 4th and 5th October. The Clinton Centre 1pm-2pm. BBC NI’s archives contain a treasure trove of recording about every aspect of community life in Fermanagh over the last 90 years.  In association with the Fermanagh Trust, this free event as part of the Fermanagh Live Festival, will be screening a short series of BBC commissioned films about County Fermanagh, each of which will be introduced by a guest speaker. Celebrating local ...

31st Jul 2013 - Joan Trimble Awards support "Bursaries for Beckett"

Your chance to attend the Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival. The Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival which will take place on Thursday 22nd August – Monday 26th August in Enniskillen, is a multi-arts international celebration of Nobel Prize winning writer Samuel Beckett, who attended Portora Royal School from 1920-1923.   This year’s festival includes a “Bursaries for Beckett” scheme, thanks to the Joan Trimble Awards, administe...

25th Jul 2013 - Fermanagh Trust sponsors Social Enterprise of the Year Award

The Fermanagh Trust is delighted to be supporting our social enterprises by sponsoring the ‘Social Enterprise of the Year Award’ as part of the Fermanagh Herald’s Business Awards. In their second year, the Business Awards is Fermanagh’s leading forum for acknowledging and rewarding local business determination and success.   The judges are looking for a social enterprise which makes an outstanding contribution to their local community in terms of social, economic or...