Events and Festivals

Expressions of Interest: Halloween 2021

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is inviting Expressions of Interest from constituted groups within the district that want to organise Halloween events and activities for their communities. The events and activities must take place between Friday 29 to Sunday 31 October 2021.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council will offer financial support up to a maximum of £250 to approximately 20 organisations across the district to events and activities.

A wide range of activities and events are eligible including fancy dress competitions, community art or crafts competitions, Halloween themed exhibitions. Bonfires or Fireworks displays are not be eligible.

Council Chairman Councillor Errol Thompson, speaking about the Expressions of Interest callout said:

“The Covid-19 pandemic has been particularly challenging and has impacted severely on the events and festivals industry. Traditionally, the Halloween celebrations at the OASIS Plaza in Omagh and the Broadmeadow in Enniskillen attract thousands of visitors to the towns annually.

While it is not possible to host these large-scale events this year, the Council is providing financial assistance to a limited number of groups to support smaller scale community-based Halloween events and activities. I would urge organisations who are planning a community-based events and activities to mark Halloween, to complete and submit an Expression of Interest form.”

The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest application, which can be found below, for this year’s Halloween Community Events 2021 is 6pm on Friday 1st October 2021.

 

For further information, please contacts the Events team by email on events@fermanaghomagh.com by telephone on 0300 303 1777 or textphone on 028 8225 6216. Online applications are available on the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council website at www.fermanaghomagh.com.

Halloween Community Events 2021   Expression of Interest (1)

Lateral Flow Testing for Events

Following an increased number of enquiries please note that we cannot provide event organisers with a bulk order of test packs for use at their events.  Event organisers have three options on how to advise people attending their event to access LDF test packs :

1 LFD Test Packs can be ordered online by any individual who requires them, free of charge. Rapid test packs can be ordered online for free delivery to your home:

https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

2. Members of the public can also order them for collection in a number of locations across NI:

https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/

The Council Connect Centres are now listed on this site.

3. Event organisers can register directly with DoH to be provided with a bulk order of test packs for their event.  Visit

https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/rapid-tests

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