Grants available for sporting / arts 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.

 


Members of Naomh Aodhan GAC with new helmets purchased thanks to the Fermanagh Recreational Trust

 


Recent recipients of grant awards from Fermanagh Recreational Trust include runner Oisin Cassidy and swimmer Jamie Lannon who received help towards training, equipment costs etc which will help their future career. Recent organisations supported include Naomh Aodhan GAC who used their grant award to purchase helmets for under 15s hurling and camogie. Lough Erne Yacht Club were supported by the Trust to host the Topper Traveller Event in July. With over 60 boats involved this gave local young people the rare opportunity to take part in high quality sailing and races in their own area.  


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.


Lauri McCusker Director of the Fermanagh Trust said “Sport, music 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 31st August. For more info or to download an application form visit CLICK HERE or contact Gemma at the Fermanagh Trust Tel: 028 66 320 210 / E: gemma@fermanaghtrust.org


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