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FERMANAGH VOLUNTEERS CARRYING OUT WORK OVERSEAS RECEIVE GRANT AWARDS TOTALLING £15,000 FROM THE FISHER FOUNDATION

At a special presentation event in Fermanagh House, 13 organisations and their volunteers were awarded grants from the Fisher Foundation. A total of £15,000 was given out to support local people and their organisations as they undertake vital work overseas.     This year’s recipients will be involved in a range of development programmes such as early years’ education, mental health programmes, rehabilitation programmes, teams of doctors and nurses volunteering, buil...

FERMANAGH AND PHILANTHROPY

Comment by Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust -   There is a wonderful tradition of philanthropy in County Fermanagh, which can be traced back hundreds of years and continues right up to the present day. As a result of this wonderful culture of giving, our County can with some justification consider itself to be the home of philanthropy on this island. Not bad for a county of 65,000 people! in the Fermanagh Trust we are celebrating this giving during Philanthropy Fortnight.&nb...

ENNISKILLEN YACHT CLUB CHARITABLE TRUST SUPPORTS 24 PROJECTS

The Enniskillen Yacht Club Charitable Trust have awarded grants to 24 local organisations. At the presentation event in Fermanagh House cheques were given to groups including water-based clubs, sports clubs, youth clubs and community organisations. These groups will use the financial assistance to carry out a range of projects and activities.     When the closure of the former Enniskillen Yacht Club was being considered in 1987, the members felt that it would be fitting to commemora...