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Council to host 4th annual Community Convention 

22nd October 2019

The 4th Annual Community Convention for community and voluntary sector groups, hosted by the Community and Voluntary Sector Forum and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is taking place in the Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown on Wednesday 6 November 2019 commencing at 6.45 pm.

This free event will provide local groups with the opportunity to hear from a number of guest speakers and attend workshops delivered by a range of advisory and support agencies. The Key Note speaker will be Kate Beggs, Director of the National Lottery Community Fund NI who will highlight the various ways that the fund continues to help groups within the district.

This year’s workshops include Community Development and Health; Tips for Avoiding Common Problems with Grant Claims; Food Preparation, Labelling and Allergy Advice for Venues Serving Food; and Information on Entertainments Licences, Road Closures, Lotteries and Draws.

In addition, the event will include an update on the Fermanagh and Omagh Community Plan.

Speaking about the Community Convention, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhan Currie, said;

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is delighted, once again, to host this event as it provides a wealth of relevant information across a wide range of topics. It is vital that local community and voluntary sector groups are presented and avail off opportunities for continued training and support as they play a key role in our district’s social, physical and economic regeneration. I would encourage representatives from our local community and voluntary groups to attend this informative event so that they may share their learning with their wider committee or board”

While this is a free event, prior booking is essential. To book a maximum of three representatives per group, please contact Community Services, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by telephoning 0300 303 1777 (calls charged at local rate) or email