Grants available for arts / sporting organisations and individuals from the Fermanagh Recreational Trust

 

The Fermanagh Recreational Trust, administered by the Fermanagh Trust is open for applications. The Trust supports the organisation, development and funding of recreational activities and facilities in Co. Fermanagh with particular emphasis on young people and youth development. Constituted sporting and arts-based organisations or individuals based in Fermanagh can apply.

Recent recipients of grant awards from Fermanagh Recreational Trust include Acorn Cassidy who has successfully competed in numerous regattas and championships with Enniskillen Royal Boat Club and is hoping to represent Ireland in the Junior Rowing World Championships in Summer 2024. With support from the Trust for travel costs, Rhys Owens recently represented Ireland at the European Under 22 Boxing Championships in Azerbaijan and is targeting Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

 


Grant recipient Rhys Owens

 

Potential areas of support include provision of equipment, provision of courses, training and coaching, contribution towards training or training costs, contribution towards the development of facilities, bursaries to assist individuals develop their potential and activities / events which will benefit young people. An opportunity for individuals in helping to develop their careers. For local organisations this is a chance to utilise and enhance their provision including training new volunteers and encouraging increased levels of participation by young people.

James Cooper, Chairman of the Fermanagh Trust said “Sport and the arts play such a vital role in developing our young people and bringing communities together. It is so important we support and nurture our home-grown talent because with their determination they will be able to achieve even more and become great ambassadors for the county. We are proud to have supported numerous organisations and individuals over the years who have went on to have high profile successes. It is our hope to reach even more. With ever rising costs of taking part in activities we are pleased to be in a position to support our young people and local sports organisations. If you think we can help, do get in touch.”

Closing date for applications to the Fermanagh Recreational Trust is 28th February. For more info or to download an application form CLICK HERE


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