Grant Aid, Sponsorship and Budgets

Event Budgets and Grant Aid 

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 fundraise 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.

Grant Aid

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Grants

For full details go to : Council Grants & Bursary Programme

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.

The Council operates the following Grant Aid associated with Events and Festivals, depending on available budget:

Grant Aid Streams: –
Arts, Culture & Heritage
Festivals & Events – Large
Festivals & Events – Small
Sports Events
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.

Applications for funding are currently closed. It is anticipated that the next call for grant aid funding will open in September 2019.

For further information, please contact the Funding & Investment Unit of the Council by telephone on 0300 303 1777 or email


Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Sponsorship Programme.

PLEASE NOTE: Fermanagh and Omagh District Council are currently in the process of developing Sponsorship Guidelines in line with the Councils Funding policies. The Sponsorship Guidelines will require certain internal checks and approvals prior to full Council approval, and this process will be carried out over a number of Months. The timeline for SPONSORSHIP GUIDELINES to be available to the public will be in APRIL 2020.

Download file: Events Budget Template

Events Budget Template

10th April 2019
DOC - 52 KB
Download file: Grant Aid Guidance Notes 19 20

Grant Aid Guidance Notes 19 20

10th April 2019
PDF - 374 KB

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