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INVESTING IN FUTURE COMMUNITY LEADERS

The National Lottery Community Fund is investing £500,000 into a major project to identify and develop leaders, to help secure a positive future for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Northern Ireland. Fermanagh Trust in partnership with Holywell Trust in Derry/Londonderry and the Rural Community Network a regional support organisation that is based in Cookstown, is delivering ‘Community Leadership in the West,’ an ambitious five-year project which...

NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT IN THEIR COMMUNITY

The Fermanagh Trust is recruiting local young people aged 16-25 to take part in it’s Grant Maker Apprentice Programme – a 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 are the key needs for Fermanagh’s young people.     With over 20 years experience in managing various funds, the Fermanagh Trust is now handing over the reins...

TELEPHONE BEFRIENDING SERVICE SET UP IN RESPONSE TO COVID IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, local charity the Fermanagh Trust created a befriending telephone service ‘Connect Fermanagh’ to support those feeling lonely, afraid or vulnerable. Helped by a team of volunteers, people were encouraged to call 028 66 320 230 for befriending and / or help directing them to certain services. At this current time due to high demand the Fermanagh Trust is looking for more telephone befrienders to support vulnerable and lonely people living in Fe...