The Flax Trust


New “shared” Community / Education, Health & Leisure Centre
Flax Trust is working in collaboration with ABC Trust and Sports NI to develop proposals for a Community Regeneration project, providing health, leisure, education, training and sports facilities and an arts centre.  Read more – ‘New “shared” Community / Education, Health & Leisure Centre’.
Flax Trust Christmas Concert
Flax Trust Christmas Concert on 20th December at St Patrick’s Church, Donegall Street, Belfast The Concert was in aid of St Patrick’s Soup Kitchen which provides a number of services, including warm meals on weekends, advice, food & clothing hampers, and a safe space for people to connect with others. The Christmas concert featured City […] Read more – ‘Flax Trust Christmas Concert’.
Inter-Community School Choir Gala Competition (FISCA)
Inter- Community School Choir Gala Competition (FISCA) Belfast City Hall, December 6th 2018. The Annual Inter- Community School Choir Gala Competition (FISCA) brought together over 200 young people from primary and post primary schools mainly from North Belfast. Noel Thompson, BBC was Master of Ceremonies and Megan Mooney Artistic Director. Adjudicators were Richard Yarr, Blanaid […] Read more – ‘Inter-Community School Choir Gala Competition (FISCA)’.
The Flax Trust Music Awards Grand Final
20th November 2018 at Holy Cross, North Belfast. The Flax Trust Music Awards were established to create a platform for exceptionally talented young musicians on the Island of Ireland. The bursaries being awarded total £12,000 (including an Audience Vote Award) which will go towards musical development and education. The ‘heats’ for a place in the […] Read more – ‘The Flax Trust Music Awards Grand Final’.
Fall into Autumn Concert
26th October 2018 at Holy Cross, North Belfast, featuring City of Belfast Youth Orchestra, Conductor Paul McBride. CBSM Junior Wind Ensemble, Conductor Gareth Stitt, Leader Ella Anderson. Megan Mooney Soprano and Flax Vocal Ensemble Read more – ‘Fall into Autumn Concert’.
Flax Trust Music Bursaries to Young Musicians of the Future/Camerata-Ireland
On 21st August 2018 there were tow Flax Trust Music Bursary recipients at Camerata-Ireland’s ‘Young Musicians of the Future’ including performance opportunities. Read more – ‘Flax Trust Music Bursaries to Young Musicians of the Future/Camerata-Ireland’.
The Dan Rooney Cup 2017
The 18th Dan Rooney Cup was played at Ormeau Park, Belfast, on Sunday 27th August 2017. The event was won by Arthur Lundy. Runner-up was Bobby McFall and 3rd was Eddie McAteer. The Back Nine winner was Tom McCallan and the Front Nine was won by Bob McNeill. Presentations were made during lunch after the […] Read more – ‘The Dan Rooney Cup 2017’.
The Flax Trust Rose Bowl 2017
The 24th Rose Bowl Golf competition was held at Balmoral Golf Club, Belfast. This year’s competition was the tightest ever with only three points separating the first seven. Prizes were presented at the dinner celebration that evening. The proceeds were in aid of N.I. Children’s Hospice and Cancer Lifeline. Flax Trust Rosebowl kicks of the […] Read more – ‘The Flax Trust Rose Bowl 2017’.
The 23rd Flax Trust Rose Bowl
The 23rd Flax Trust Rose Bowl Charity Golf Competition in aid of Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice will take place at Fortwilliam Golf Club on 16th August 2016. Read more – ‘The 23rd Flax Trust Rose Bowl’.
The 26th Washington DC Event
The 26th Washington DC Annual Breakfast Banquet took place on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 at The Hay Adams, The Rooftop Terrace, across from the White House. Honorees Katty Kay, Lead Anchor, BBC World News America and H.E. Anne Anderson, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States with Mike McCurry, President Public Relations Strategies Washington Inc, […] Read more – ‘The 26th Washington DC Event’.
The Flax Trust Music Bursaries at Queen’s University
Flax Trust presented £5000 in bursaries to two young classical musicians at Queen’s University School of the Arts. Daniel has recently concluded his studies at Queen’s University Belfast, where for the past three years he has studied cornet and trumpet under the tutelage of Paul Young (Principal Trumpet of Ulster Orchestra.) During his time at […] Read more – ‘The Flax Trust Music Bursaries at Queen’s University’.
Spring Concert in Aid of Refugees
A Spring Concert with the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra and School of Music Conductors Robert Briscoe and John Gillen took place in Holy Cross Church on Friday 29th April at 7:30 pm in aid of the refugees/Concern for Turkey and Jordan. Master of Ceremonies was Richard Yarr BBC. Soprano Megan Mooney was joined by […] Read more – ‘Spring Concert in Aid of Refugees’.
Dan Rooney Cup 2014
Pittsburgh golfers teed off on 3rd August at Massereene Golf course for the 16th renewal of the Dan Rooney Cup. The competition was won by Chris McCrory. Mark Reilly was 2nd. Jim O Neill took the Front Nine while Eamon Donnelly won the Back Nine. Nearest The Pins went to Joe Craig and Joe Gibney; […] Read more – ‘Dan Rooney Cup 2014’.
The Flax Trust Presents £5,000 in Bursaries
The Flax Trust presented £5,000 in bursaries at the End of Year Showcase in Music – School of Creative Arts at Queen’s University Belfast in the Harty Room on Thursday 5th June. The performance, compositions and dissertations were some of the fruits from the hard work of the students who will be graduating. Megan Mooney, […] Read more – ‘The Flax Trust Presents £5,000 in Bursaries’.
Flax Trust Classics Bursary Awards 2014
Flax Trust presented £15,000 in Workshop Tuition Sponsorship to Young Musicians of the Future at Camerata Ireland’s Clandeboye Festival, August 2014 and £6,000 to three Young Musicans of the Future Concert on August 21st. Read more – ‘Flax Trust Classics Bursary Awards 2014’.
Flax Trust Rose Bowl 2014
Charity Golf Competition Flax Trust ROSEBOWL in Aid of N.I. Childrens Hospice at MASSEREENE on Friday 29th August 2014. The Rose Bowl Competition is a four player Team Tournament and an Individual Club and Society Stableford Competition. Teams will play in pairs, with pairs from another team, in consecutive tee-off times where possible. Tee-off range […] Read more – ‘Flax Trust Rose Bowl 2014’.
23rd Annual Flax Trust Washington DC Event
Co Chair Mike McCurry, President Public Strategies Washington Inc and Director Flax Trust/America,Sr. Mary Turley Director Flax Trust,Bret Baier, Anchor ‘Special Report with Bret Baier’ FOX NEWS CHANNEL, Hon. Bruce Morrison, MORRISON PUBLIC AFFAIRS GROUP, Fr. Myles Kavanagh, Founder and Chairman Flax Trust,Co Chair Jim Boland, President Boland, Chair Flax Trust/America and John Feehery, President […] Read more – ‘23rd Annual Flax Trust Washington DC Event’.
School for Social Enterprises in Ireland/SSEI
Prof Ken O’Neill Chair SSEI, Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship University of Ulster is presented with cheque for Bursaries and Master Classes by Sr. Mary Turley and Fr. Myles Kavanagh Flax Trust with Prof Jackie McCoy Director University of Ulster/QA Business School Partnership London & Birmingham/Director SSEI The Masterclass Series Review The Masterclasses in the Social […] Read more – ‘School for Social Enterprises in Ireland/SSEI’.
The Flax Trust Annual Trustees/Board Dinner
The Flax Trust Annual Trustees/Board Dinner and Friends took place on Friday 31st January at the Europa Hotel. Special guest included Lynden Hughes-Jennet and Pat Murphy representing the British/Irish Intergovernmental Joint Secretariat, Collette Fitz Gerald Head of the European Commission Office in Northern Ireland, US Consul General Greg Burton and Gabrielle Moseley Counsellor for Political […] Read more – ‘The Flax Trust Annual Trustees/Board Dinner’.
Christmas Gala Competition
240 young people from schools in North Belfast came together in front of a packed audience in Belfast City Hall for a Christmas Gala Competition – Flax Trust Inter-community School Choir Awards (FISCA) event. Noel Thompson BBC was Master of Cermonies . In addition to £5000 in awards the Trust gave a grant of £1000 to each School competing for for the magnificant performances […] Read more – ‘Christmas Gala Competition’.
Flax Trust 29th Rose Bowl Charity Golf Competition 2013
Tuesday 2nd August at Shandon Golf Club Belfast. Read more – ‘Flax Trust 29th Rose Bowl Charity Golf Competition 2013’.
23rd Annual New York Event 2013
The 23rd Flax Trust New York Event took place at the The ’21’ Club on Wednesday, 9th October 2013.  Honorees Donald R Keough Chairman of Allen & Company Incorporated and Dr John Lahey President Quinnipiac University. Read more – ‘23rd Annual New York Event 2013’.
23rd Annual Washington DC Event 2013
Banquet Tuesday November 26th at the Hay Adams, The Rooftop Terrace, across from The White House. Honorees: Bret Baier, anchor of Fox News Channels (FNC) “Special Report with Bret Baier” Bruce A Morrison, Chairman Morrison Public Affairs Group Read more – ‘23rd Annual Washington DC Event 2013’.
Tribute to Dr. George Moore
It is with great shock and sadness that Flax Trust learned of the sudden death of Dr. George Moore a valued Board Member of Flax Trust/America. He was a constant, loyal and generous supporter and he has fulfilled many roles for the Trust over the years.  He always found time in his very busy life […] Read more – ‘Tribute to Dr. George Moore’.
Flax Trust Classics Bursary Awards 2013
Flax Trust awarded three bursaries to Camerata Ireland at the Young Musicians of the Future Concert on 22nd August at Clandeboye Festival Pictured with Barry Douglas, Rachel Goode soprano, Christopher Ellis cello, Leonie Bluett clarinet, Sr. Mary Turley and Lady Empy representing Flax Trust. Ten finalists pictured with Barry Douglas Read more – ‘Flax Trust Classics Bursary Awards 2013’.
School Social Enterprises in Ireland (SSEI)
Following on from the success of the first fives events in the ‘Social Enterprise Means Business’ Masterclass series we are delighted to announce  the School for Social Enterprises in Ireland (SSEI) held the sixth and final event “The Future of the Sector” at Skainos, 240 Newtownards Road, Belfast on 27th November 2012. Read more – ‘School Social Enterprises in Ireland (SSEI)’.
Flax Trust 35th Anniversary Dinner
The Flax Trust celebrated its 35th Anniversary with a Wine Reception followed by a Dinner held in the Piano Bar, Europa Hotel, Belfast.  The event was attended by Board and Trustee Members together with other guests who have been associated with the Trust over the years. Read more – ‘Flax Trust 35th Anniversary Dinner’.
22nd Annual Flax Trust Washington D.C. Event
The 22nd Annual Flax Trust Washington D.C. Event took place on Tuesday, November 20th, 2012.    Jim Boland, President, Boland and Chairman of Flax Trust/America, welcomed guests to the The Champagne Reception and Breakfast held in The Rooftop Terrace at the The Adams, across from the White House.  It was another very successful event. Read more – ‘22nd Annual Flax Trust Washington D.C. Event’.
Flax Trust New York Banquet 2012
The 22nd Flax Trust New York event took place at The ’21’ Club on Wednesday, 10th October 2012.  Honorees Joe Browne, Senior Advisor to the NFL Commissioner and Dennis Swanson, President Fox Television Stations Inc and President Ireland – US Council received the Flax Trust Award from Sr. Mary Turley, Director Flax Trust.  Fr Myles Kavanagh, Chairman and Founder of Flax Trust, […] Read more – ‘Flax Trust New York Banquet 2012’.
Ulster Community Investment Trust Ltd
Chairman’s Introduction (extract) – 10 Years of Sustainable Social Investment in Ireland During our 10 years of business since 2001, UCIT’s loan fund has assisted over 200 comunity organization, charities and social enterprises in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland through providing loan finance totalling in excess of £30 million.  Currently, UCIT has in […] Read more – ‘Ulster Community Investment Trust Ltd’.
The Social Economy – Delivering the Big Society?
A new series of Masterclasess for policy makers, social entrepreneurs, investors, public sector managers and business leaders whose sponsors include The Flax Trust and the Social for Social Enterprises in Ireland, commenced in February of this year.  Topics included Environment & Recycling; Culture & Regeneration; Social Enterprise as a Vehicle for Social Inclusion and Physical […] Read more – ‘The Social Economy – Delivering the Big Society?’.
Social Enterprise Programme
The School for Social Enterprises NI has at present 19 students who are completing an Advanced Diploma in Social Enterprise at the University of Ulster.  Induction took place on 17th April 2012 and Module 1 took place on 1st May and 15th May. SSEI, following the highly successful Best Practice visit in 2010 to Fordham […] Read more – ‘Social Enterprise Programme’.
Upcoming Flax Trust Events
The Flax Trust Charity Golf Competition will take place at Shandon Park Golf Club on Friday 2nd August 2013 – details to follow. The Flax Trust New York Event will take place in October 2013 at the 21 Club – details to follow. The Flax Trust Washington DC Event will take place on 26th November […] Read more – ‘Upcoming Flax Trust Events’.
Sparking the Imagination – April 2011
On Friday, 8th April 2011 an event to celebrate the work done by four primary schools in North Belfast – Holy Cross Girls, Wheatfield, Holy Cross Boys and Mercy Primay, was organised to give the children and their teachers the opportunity to show some of their work on the theme language and literacy. The event […] Read more – ‘Sparking the Imagination – April 2011’.
Flax Trust/America Board Meeting Washington DC
Flax Trust/America Board Meeting took place at the Hay Adams, Tuesday March 15th, at 8:30 am, chaired by Jim Boland, Chairperson Flax Trust/America. Summary –   Flax Trust update on Projects, specifically Ulster Community Investment Trust (UCIT) and The School for Social Entrepreneurs in Ireland (SSEI). –   Discussed the November 2011 Event (the week before Thanksgiving). […] Read more – ‘Flax Trust/America Board Meeting Washington DC’.
Flax Trust Super Bowl Banquet 2011
The Flax Trust Super Bowl Banquet took place on Friday, 4th February 2011 in the Europa Hotel.  Guests of honour were Barry Douglas, OBE International Pianist and Conductor and Len O’Hagan, Chairman, Belfast Hrbour Commissioners.  John Carson CBE welcomed guests who were intertained by City of Belfast School of Music Big Band.  Paul Clark UTV […] Read more – ‘Flax Trust Super Bowl Banquet 2011’.