Fermanagh Rural Community Network Workshops

Fermanagh Rural Community Network are hosting a number of workshops in the coming weeks providing funding information and advice.

Details of the workshops are below.

Funding & Advice Workshops
being delivered by Neil Irwin – niFundraising

‘Building Positive Rural Communities’ Project

Workshop 1

Wednesday 22nd MAY
at 7.30pm to 9.30pm


This workshop will help you better ask your communities what they need, want, dream of and to shape these conversations, surveys and ideas into credible and ’people led’ projects. Essential to shaping successful funding applications and getting your communities on board – this work is the very starting point of making good funding applications and community fundraising.
Venue: Gransha Hall, 47 Granshagh Road, Granshagh Big, Enniskillen, BT92 2BH

Workshop 2

Thursday 6TH JUNE
at 7.30pm to 9.30pm

FUNDING & FUNDRAISING – Where’s the money?

An extremely practical workshop highlighting some the best funding and fundraising sources for local projects including from grant funding, community and events fundraising. This workshop will recommend some of the lowest cost and highest return fundraising activities to help you make best use of your time and effort raising funds for your projects.
Venue: Tamlaght Women’s Institute Hall, Tamlaght

Workshop 3

Wednesday 19TH JUNE
at 7.30pm to 9:30pm


This workshop provides guidance and tips on what successful applications look like – utilising the experience and knowledge of your trainer who has over 20 years’ experience of grant funding both as funder and applicant. The session will work through real world examples and tips and dispel some of the myths about grant applications.
Venue: Carrosyl Community Centre, Carrowshee Park, Lisnaskea


These sessions are being delivered by Neil Irwin MInstF (Dip) who has over 20 years experience in project development and fundraising in the voluntary and community sector in Northern Ireland. Neil is a former chair of the Institute of Fundraising (NI), former assessor with BBC Children in Need and current Secretary of the Victoria Homes Trust. As a qualified community development practitioner and fundraising, Neil brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his training for community and voluntary organisations large and small. For the past 6 year Neil has been an independent trainer, advisor and consultant to the charity and not-for-profit sector.

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