Community and Voluntary Sector Training Courses. Fermanagh House: February—March 2019


At the Fermanagh Trust one of our key aims is to support volunteers who make a critical contribution to the work of Community and Voluntary Organisations. We are particularly interested in building the capacity and skills in community development practice.

We are honoured this training programme has been supported by Jack McKinney’s family. Jack sadly passed away in April 2016. Jack dedicated himself to making a positive contribution; developing and supporting opportunities for people of all ages in this community. His leadership in Kilmacormick II and the Devenish Partnership Forum, as well as working on housing related issues across Northern Ireland over many years, was hugely important.

In October 2015, the Fermanagh Trust, in collaboration with the Impartial Reporter, presented Mr. McKinney with a Community Hero award, recognising his role in forming the Devenish Partnership Forum.  This training programme will help inform and skill up many of the volunteers who make such a positive contribution to life in Enniskillen and help build on Jack’s wonderful legacy.

Successful Fund Raising
This workshop will help your group to identify the benefits of fundraising. It will give examples of fundraising methods and examples of practical techniques that your group can use. It will also help to build confidence in completing funding applications and approaching funders.  
Date: Wednesday 13th February 2019
Time – 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Fermanagh House

Getting your message across 
This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to learn about a range of techniques to communicate your groups activities amongst your target community including learning how Social Media can benefit you and your organisation. The workshop will explore a number of media approaches and outlets, providing insights and useful tips.  
Date: Wednesday 20th February 2019
Time – 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Fermanagh House

Maximising your Charities Income – Gift Aid 
This clear and practical course will give you all the information and materials your charity needs to boost your fundraising by 25%. 
Date: Thursday 28th February 2019
Time – 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Fermanagh House

Volunteers and Engaging ‘new’ people including Young People
Learn effective techniques for involving community volunteers as part of your groups work. Get tips on good practice including how to engage young people and polish up on existing policies and procedures.
Date: Wednesday 6th March 2019
Time – 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Fermanagh House

Keeping the Costs down—Getting greater value for Money
Effective Cost Management is critical to the success of any organisation. It is particularly important for community and voluntary organisations because there is an ever increasing need to be sustainable. This workshop will give guidance on cost management for community organisations in particular.
Date: Wednesday 13th March 2019
Time – 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Fermanagh House

Challenges and Opportunities for Community and Voluntary Groups in Enniskillen
This workshop will provide representatives from community organisations across
Enniskillen to come together and explore the challenges they are facing now and in the future. Building on this there will be an opportunity to discuss practical opportunities for future collaboration and support.  
Date: Wednesday 20th March 2019
Time – 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Fermanagh House

All workshops are free, but places are limited. To reserve a place on any of the training workshops please contact;

Hazel at the Fermanagh Trust
Tel: 028 66 320 210



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