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Funding is available for local sports development as Oisín McGrath Foundation bursaries officially open for application – Thursday 15th September.
The Oisín McGrath Foundation was formed in memory of 13 year old Oisín McGrath from Belcoo, who lost his life tragically in February 2015.
The Foundation is inspired by Oisín’s life and formed both to keep his spirit alive and to inspire others through his memory. The three strands of the foundation are Organ Donation Awareness, Brain Injury Research and Awareness and Local Youth Sports Development.
Administered by the Fermanagh Trust, the Oisín McGrath Foundation provides financial support to young people who demonstrate exceptional commitment and/ or ability to the world of sport but may be held back by their financial situation from pursing their goals.
The fund will accept applications from individuals or groups. The applicants must be between 12 and 16 years of age and residents in Fermanagh or the surrounding area.
Potential areas of support include provision of equipment, bursaries to assist sporting potential and sporting activities/ events which will develop skills and potential in young people.
Oisín’s parents Sharon and Nigel commented “Oisín loved sport and really enjoyed life. The foundation in his memory brings opportunity to others alongside celebrating his life. The generosity of spirit shown by the people of Fermanagh never ceases to amaze us. Thanks to everyone we are able to officially open the first call for applications for bursary awards on 15th September, Oisín’s birthday. It is our hope to reach many young people and sporting groups who are running youth sport projects and assist them in their sports development.”
The closing date for this year’s funding awards is 5pm Monday 31st October. For more information or to download an application form CLICK HERE