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Fermanagh Trust

Fermanagh House, Broadmeadow Place
Enniskillen, Northern Ireland BT74 7HR
United Kingdom

Mission

To support community and voluntary endeavor in County Fermanagh and provide support for donors to engage in local philanthropy

Most Meaningful Change

We have played a pivotal role in the development of shared education in Northern Ireland. Schools based largely on religious lines have been supported and funded to work together to break down religious barriers and ensure our children form important friendships and benefit educationally from new opportunities. This work has inspired the government to mainstream shared education into government policy.

1995 Year Founded
$3,000,000 Endowment Value
$700,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 09.19.14

Population Area Served

65,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationFermanagh Trust
Address 1Fermanagh House, Broadmeadow Place
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownEnniskillen
State / RegionNorthern Ireland
ZIP / Postal CodeBT74 7HR
CountryUnited Kingdom
ContinentEurope
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone442866320210
Emaillauri@fermanaghtrust.org
Websitewww.fermanaghtrust.org
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Lauri McCusker, Director
Primary Contact’s NameLauri McCusker
Primary Contact’s PositionDirector
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded1995
Mission StatementTo support community and voluntary endeavor in County Fermanagh and provide support for donors to engage in local philanthropy
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced65,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)10
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)15
Total Board Members8
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$1,000,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal YearDid not answer
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$900,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$700,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentYes
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$3,000,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed a centrally important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a slight role
Changes in the political environmentNo role
Changes in the economic environmentNo role
Government initiative fundingNo role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingNo role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesNo role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodLots of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyFair amount of time
NationallyVery little time
InternationallyVery little time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationImportant but not central
Seeking local donationsImportant but not central
Having a gender balance in the organizationCentrally important
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentCentrally important
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communityCentrally important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityImportant but not central
Accountability to local peopleImportant but not central
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyImportant but not central
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureFair amount
EducationLot
EnvironmentLittle
HealthLittle
Human and social servicesLittle
Human rightsLittle
International relationsNot at all
ReligionLittle
Economic developmentLittle
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityLot
Information technologyNot at all
Strengthening local or regional governmentNot at all
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLot
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyFair amount
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesLot
Job trainingNot at all
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOften
Promote collaboration between granteesOccasionally
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyOften
Loaned staffRarely
ResearchOften
Community needs assessmentOften
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsOften
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyOften
Publishing/knowledge sharingOften
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting much worse
CrimeNo change
Trust among different sections of the communityNo change
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting worse
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting worse
Responsiveness of authoritiesNo change
Appropriateness of public policiesGetting better
Value of community assetsGetting much better
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsNo change
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communitySome important achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesSome important achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsDid not answer
Responsiveness of authoritiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Appropriateness of public policiesMuch achievement
Value of community assetsSome important achievements
Quality of the environmentA few small achievements
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityDid not answer
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsA few small achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Gender equityDo not work in this sphere
Charitable giving through the community foundationSome important achievements
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingSome important achievements
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLittle
Informal associations of citizensNot at all
Non-governmental organizationsLittle
Local governmentLittle
National governmentLittle
UniversitiesNot at all
SchoolsLittle
BusinessesNot at all
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersNeither helpful or unhelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsNeither helpful or unhelpful
Particular foundationHelpful
Other organizationHelpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsYes
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doYes
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingImportant
Better legal or fiscal environmentImportant
More volunteersN/A
Access to advice or technical assistanceN/A
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyImportant
More responsive authoritiesVery important
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsWe have played a pivotal role in the development of shared education in Northern Ireland. Schools based largely on religious lines have been supported and funded to work together to break down religious barriers and ensure our children form important friendships and benefit educationally from new opportunities. This work has inspired the government to mainstream shared education into government policy.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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