Social Enterprise of the Year Award
Award sponsored by
The Fermanagh Trust
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Closing date for votes: 10am, Tuesday 7th October. Please note: voting does not determine the overall winner.
Killesher Community Development Association
Established in 1994, Killesher Community Development Association (KCDA) is a cross community group, with approximately 20 volunteers. The aim is to improve the quality of life of the Killesher Parish population by regenerating the area through the provision of social and physical services, infrastructural improvements and economic development.
The Parish has benefited from the completion of The Tully Mill Project into a licensed restaurant, the construction of Benaughlin Cottages self-catering tourist accommodation and the creation of the Larganess Centre.
The good work carried out will lead to new visitors from further afield, the generation of income and employment and ultimately ensure sustainability of the enterprise.
Little Treasures Playgroup
Established back in 1988, Little Treasures Playgroup, is a cross-community initiative based in Kinawley for the Kinawley/Killesher area. Located in a purpose built facility in the centre of the village, the playgroup is run by a management committee, which is made up from parents and volunteers.
In 1998, the Little Treasures Playgroup became part of the pre-school expansion programme of the WELB. The group has established an excellent working relationship with the local primary schools, opening up new lines of communication. This has been further enhanced by a buddy scheme, which has been in place for almost six years, to assist play school children with the transition.
Knockninny Credit Union
In operation for over 40 years, Knockninny Credit Union is an exclusively community based enterprise for the people of Teemore & Derrylin.
It is managed entirely by volunteers who are entrusted by the membership to ensure the proper running and provision of services within the Credit Union. Day to day operations are carried out by two part time staff whilst the chairman and board of directors and all committees meet monthly to discuss operations.
The Credit Union can best be described as: not for profit but for the welfare of the community, offering access to finance, advice, savings and loans, giving a local alternative to high interest lenders.
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One vote per IP address. Closing date for votes: 10am, Tuesday 7th October
2014 – FHBA – Social Enterprise of the Year Award