The Brian Conlon Foundation is an independent Charitable Trust set up in Brian’s memory to continue his legacy by supporting causes that were close to his heart and that he was passionate about.
Brian was hugely successful in many walks of life - a high achiever in education, entrepreneurship, sport and in business. When a knee injury ended his budding Gaelic football career, Brian turned his attention to business setting up First Derivatives from his mother’s spare bedroom in 1996. Now one of Ireland's most successful companies, it employs nearly 3,000 people with fifteen offices globally. Thousands of local graduates have passed through the company’s HQ in Newry many of whom ended up being deployed to large financial institutions throughout the world.
Newry area (See boundary map)
Brian was immensely proud of his roots and his hometown of Newry and despite all of his success, he remained a humble and generous individual throughout supporting numerous people and deserving causes, often quietly.
Funding will be made available for organisations and charities based in Newry City working to advance education, amateur sport, provide opportunities for young people and to assist Community Groups in the local area.
Brian Conlon Foundation, commented “Brian spent his life making a difference to the people around him, so it is fitting that this Foundation reflects those values and continues the spirit of his generosity in areas that he cared passionately about. Our goal is to ensure that Brian’s legacy lives on will continue to make a difference.”
To find out more information on the Brian Conlon Foundation please visit www.brianconlonfoundation.com
This fund is now open for applications, apply here. Grants up to £3,500 are available, closing 3rd June 2022.