Council organises funding and advice fairs for community and voluntary sector

14th January 2019

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council will host Funding and Advice Fairs for community and voluntary sector groups on Monday 21 January in the Tara Centre, Omagh and on Tuesday 22 January 2019 in Enniskillen Library from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.

The Funding and Advice Fairs will enable members of local community and voluntary sector groups to drop in anytime between 4.30pm-7.30pm to meet with representatives from various funding and advice agencies to find out more about the various supports, networks and opportunities available.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council officers will also be in attendance at both Funding and Advice Fairs where they will provide information on opportunities available through the Council’s Grants and Bursary Programme which opens for applications on Wednesday 16 January 2019.

This call includes funding for arts, culture and heritage projects, festivals and events, community projects, and sporting initiatives and events. The grant round includes support towards community premises overheads (Revenue Grant), Irish in the Community, Summer Schemes and Remembering & Commemoration – Decade of Centenaries. Information will also be available for individuals seeking a Bursary for their development in sport, Irish language, arts, culture and heritage.

The closing date for applications to the Council’s Grants and Bursary Programme is 5pm, Thursday 7 February 2019.

In addition to information on funding opportunities, information and advice will also be available on how to go about setting up a fully constituted community or voluntary sector group – a requirement that is needed to enable groups to apply for funding or assistance – and the various supports available.

Speaking about the Funding and Advice Fair, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton, praised local groups for their contribution to the district and said that the Council was pleased to organise the Funding and Advice Fairs to help to ensure local groups are aware of the various supports available to them.

“Our local community and voluntary sector organisations and groups play such a vital role in the physical, social and economic regeneration of the district. The Funding and Advice Fairs will connect groups to relevant information, to help and support them to continue doing their good work in local communities,” said Councillor Thornton.

For further information on the Funding and Advice Fair, please contact Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Community Support team by telephoning 0300 303 1777 (calls charged at local rate), Text Phone 028 8225 6216 or email communitysupport@fermanaghomagh.com.