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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 and Irish culture. This includes: specialist education training sessions and courses; international cultural programmes; participation in master classes and summer schools.
The Callagheen Wind Farm Fund, set up by Callagheen Wind Farm Ltd in conjunction with Scottish Power Renewables and managed by the Fermanagh Tryst 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 and/or are linked to sustainable local activities and have a positive impact on the local community.
The Oisin McGrath Foundation provides financial support to young people who demonstrate exceptional commitment and/or ability in the world of sport but may be held back by their financial situation from pursuing their goals. Potential areas of support (for individuals or groups) include: provision of equipment to support continuous development or to cultivate a new area in their chosen sport; bursaries to assist individuals develop their sporting potential; and support for sporting activities and events which will develop skills and potential in young people.
Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust said: “This available funding is a great opportunity for our young people who need support in the pursuit of music, performing arts or sport. It’s also an opportunity for the many great community groups in the Belleek and Garrison area to avail of support for their projects. This is an exciting time for our organisation with applications coming in for these three funds and we would encourage as many as possible apply.”