Sponsorship, Grant Aid and Budgets

Events & Festivals Sponsorship 

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has developed a Sponsorship Policy for Events and Festivals. The Sponsorship Policy has been developed and sets out the following: ‘Outward Sponsorship‘- Objectives – To ensure the Council provides opportunities to support organisations/ event organisers for regional, national, international and signature events and festivals within the district to;
− benefit the local economy
− attract visitors to the district
− utilise the associated the media coverage to raise the profile of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
− Supports local communities
To ensure that the Council’s position and reputation are adequately protected in sponsorship agreements.
To ensure that the Council adopts a consistent and professional approach towards sponsorship.
To ensure best value is obtained for both parties through sponsorship arrangements.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council aims to support the safe return of events and festivals in line with government guidelines and invites online applications from Event and Festival organisers seeking to deliver events in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area.

The Council acknowledges the importance of events and festivals and will prioritise events and festivals that support recovery, animate local communities, project a positive image of the region, and deliver economic, social and cultural benefits.

For full information please see Sponsorship documents below or contact T: 0300 303 1777 or E: sponsorship@fermanaghomagh.com

Apply online using the Grant Manager 

Grant Aid

Applying for grants can be a time-consuming process that requires good planning and preparation, but with that effort, event organisers can be rewarded with sustainable financial support. You may wish to look into some of the smaller community grants that are available locally and nationally look towards funding streams whose purpose is to support larger events.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council operate a Grant Aid and Bursary Programme which opens twice yearly in January & September, this is with the exception of Community Services – Project Development that is open all year round and Community Services Revenue, Sports Events and Summer Schemes that only opens in January each year.

The funding is open to Voluntary Clubs, Societies, Community and Sporting Organisations. To be eligible for Grant Aid groups/projects must be based within the Fermanagh & Omagh District Council area.

Visit Council Grants & Bursary Programme for additional information. For further assistance contact the Funding & Investment Unit, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council:

T: 0300 303 1777 or E: grants@fermanaghomagh.com

Event Budget

You need to give your budget careful thought to ensure that you have included all of your event’s potential income and expenditure. Depending on your ambitions for your event, and how much support you have from the local community, you may need to fund-raise to cover your costs.  Events vary significantly in cost depending on the nature and scale of your plans.

Please think about income and expenditure for the event remember to consider all income you may receive. An expenditure list can be exhaustive and rather than list individual items at a planning stage it can be easier to estimate spend under several headings. Our Events Budget Template will provide you with a great starting point and can be downloaded below.


Download file: Events Budget Template

Events Budget Template

10th April 2019
DOC - 52 KB


14th April 2021
PDF - 1 MB
Download file: Sponsorship, Grant Aid and Budgets

Sponsorship, Grant Aid and Budgets

15th May 2018
Download file: Sponsorship Publicity Guidance

Sponsorship Publicity Guidance

14th April 2021
PDF - 802 KB
Download file: Sponsorship Inward Guidelines

Sponsorship Inward Guidelines

14th April 2021
PDF - 460 KB
Download file: Sponsorship Outward Guidelines April 21

Sponsorship Outward Guidelines April 21

19th April 2021
PDF - 505 KB

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