Grant Aid, Sponsorship and Budgets

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.

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, strategic 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:


Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Sponsorship Policy.

PLEASE NOTE: Fermanagh and Omagh District Council are currently in the process of developing a Corporate Sponsorship Policy which will be uploaded following Council approvals.

Download file: Events Budget Template

Events Budget Template

10th April 2019
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