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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 sports development.
Community, voluntary or sporting organisations or individuals based in Fermanagh can apply. Previous recipients include classical singer Andrew Irwin, footballer Matthew Smyth, angler James O’Doherty and tennis player Ronan McKeever who all received help towards training, equipment costs etc which will help their future career.
Most recent organisations supported include the County Fermanagh Super Cup NI who used their grant for equipment and coaching costs for the teams as they prepared for the prestigious tournament. Erne Boxing Club were supported to continue running their successful judo project – the only judo club in the county. The Hanging Rockers Climbing Club Youth Group also received help toward training costs. The group, based at Gortatole provide a training programme entirely dependent on volunteers for young people between 9 and 17 years old.
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
- Activities and events which will benefit young people
Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust said “This is a great 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.”
Closing date is 31st August. For more information or to download an application form CLICK HERE