Council Invites Sponsorship for Events and Festivals

21st February 2024

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council are inviting online applications from event and festival organisers that deliver events within the district.

The Council is actively seeking to support new large-scale events that will serve as attractors for the district, fostering economic growth while delivering positive social benefits to the community.

There are three distinct sponsorship streams available for events. Sponsorship for events and festivals occurring between 1st April 2024 and 31st March 2025. Additionally, sponsorship is available for European Heritage Open Days that take place on 14th and/or 15th September 2024, as well as Culture Night events that take place on 20th September 2024.

Events and Festivals sponsorship aims to encourage sustainable events that draw visitors to the district, offering social benefits and, notably, supporting new events that contribute to the local economy.

European Heritage Open Day 2024 presents an exciting opportunity for heritage enthusiasts of all kinds, providing a unique platform to showcase the rich heritage of the Fermanagh and Omagh area. This includes local heritage groups, individuals with a passion for history, organisations dedicated to conservation, and communities eager to spotlight their cultural offer.

Culture Night, a UK and Ireland-wide initiative celebrating arts, culture, and creativity, offers a wonderful opportunity for local artists, organisations, and communities to open their doors to the public and showcase their activities and facilities.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the sponsorship call-out, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Cllr Thomas O’ Reilly, said,

“I am delighted that Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is opening the Sponsorship for Events and Festivals including a call for European Heritage Open Day and Culture Night 2024 events.

The Council is committed to providing the best quality experience for everyone who lives and visits our district. Events are a welcome boost to the district and the local economy as they provide opportunities to showcase our district and all it has to offer locals and visitors alike.”

Applications for Events and Festivals, European Heritage Open Days, and Culture Night 2024 must be submitted by Thursday, 28 March 2024, at 5pm.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to review the associated Sponsorship Guidance document before submitting their sponsorship applications.

To apply, visit For additional information, contact or call 0300 303 1777 (Textphone: 028 8225 6216).