Fermanagh Recreational Trust awards grants and bursaries to County’s sporting organisations and individuals


The Fermanagh Recreational Trust continues to support the County’s sporting talent, recently awarding grants to four organisations and three outstanding young people - supporting Olympic dreams and exciting new programmes.

The Fermanagh Recreational Trust, administered by grant making charity the Fermanagh Trust, supports the organisation, development and funding of sporting / arts-based activities and facilities in Co. Fermanagh with particular emphasis on young people and youth development. Constituted Sporting and / or Arts based Organisations or Individuals based in County Fermanagh may apply.


Ross Corrigan and Nathan Timoney


From their recent funding round the Trust is helping Enniskillen Running Club purchase new equipment for their Junior members. Other organisations supported include County Fermanagh Supercup NI is being supported to help 36 13-16 year olds receive an opportunity to engage in high quality footballing activities in Supercup NI this summer.

Rowers Ross Corrigan and Nathan Timoney are training full time at Cork with the National Team.  Ross has been selected to race for the 2023 season, aims to get placed within the top 7 at the World Championship and qualify for the Olympics. Nathan is putting Queens University on hold to move full time training to Cork and maximise progress towards the goal of Paris 2024 Olympics.  They will use their grants towards travel and training costs.

Wrestler Darragh Love is on the Under 23 and aiming to compete for Great Britain at the 2028 Olympic Games.  Darragh must travel monthly to Manchester and other training session in Coleraine, Carrickfergus and Dublin, plus fees for competitions and specialist kit.


Ross and Nathan have been supported to help reach their goal of competing in the Paris 2024 Olympics


James Cooper, trustee of the Fermanagh Recreational Trust said “We are delighted to be in a position to support our high achieving local sports stars Ross, Nathan and Darragh with these practical grant awards towards travel and equipment costs, helping towards their Olympic dreams. It’s also great to see these local organisations continue to develop their innovative programmes, increasing levels of participation by young people and the wider community. Congratulations and we wish all of them every success."

Applications for the next round of funding from the Fermanagh Recreational Trust will close 31st August 2023. For more information or to download an application form CLICK HERE



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