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Council hosts Celebration event for the Community Premises Support Project

3rd December 2019

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council recently hosted a celebration event in the Mellon Country Hotel, Omagh, to mark the successful completion of the Community Premises Support Project across the Western Zone.

The project received financial assistance of £700,000 from The Executive Office Social Investment Fund under the Delivering Social Change Framework.

Funding of up to £20,000 was available to community/voluntary groups across the Fermanagh, Omagh, Limavady and Strabane legacy council areas to make small scale improvements to existing community owned/leased premises.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council was the lead delivery partner for the project with assistance from Derry City & Strabane District Council and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

Speaking at the event, the Vice-Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Diana Armstrong said:

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is proud to have been the lead partner in delivering the capital works to a total of 29 Community buildings across the 4 areas. This funding has benefitted our groups in developing and improving their community buildings thereby enabling them to provide enhanced facilities and services for the communities they serve.

The community sector has a huge role to play in improving the lives of the people across our districts and projects such as this are vital in supporting the important work that they do”.

Dr Mark Browne, Director of Strategic Policy, Equality & Good Relations, for The Executive Office said:

“I am delighted that SIF contributed £700,000 to fund the refurbishing and regeneration of 29 existing community buildings across Fermanagh, Omagh, Strabane and Limavady.  This investment has made them into vibrant hubs with improved access for all and has ensured that valuable community services have been sustained.  It is encouraging to see how the Social Investment Fund projects are improving the lives of people across communities.”