Council opens first round call for grant aid

Published: 19th January 2016

Council opens first round of Grant Aid Calls for 2016/17.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is now open for applications for grant assistance for projects and activities that will take place in the 2016/17 financial year.

Applications are invited from voluntary clubs, societies, organisations and individuals based in the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council area, for grant aid under the following themes:

  • Arts, Culture & Heritage
  • Community Services (General Grant Aid)
  • Community Services (Revenue Grant Aid)
  • Community Services (Project Development)
  • Festivals & Events (Small)
  • Festivals & Events (Large)
  • Good Relations
  • Sports Development & Recreation (Small)
  • Sports Events
  • Seeding Grants 
  • Arts, Culture and Heritage Bursaries
  • Sports Bursaries 

The call for applications is open from Wednesday 20 January until Wednesday 10 February 2016 at 5:00pm, after which applications will not be considered.

To assist voluntary clubs and societies and community groups with applications for grant aid, information sessions will be held on the following dates and locations:

Monday 25 January, 7.30pm –9pm – Strule Arts Centre, Omagh

Tuesday 26 January, 1pm – 3pm – Intec Centre, Enniskillen

Tuesday 26 January, 7.30pm –9pm – Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown

Wednesday 27 January, 7.30pm – 9pm – Castlepark Centre, Lisnaskea

Thursday 28 January, 1pm – 3pm – Strule Arts Centre, Omagh

It is essential that groups planning events over the summer months, (including summer schemes), submit an application in this Round.  Applications for funding for a project or event which has already taken place will not be accepted.  Applications must be received before your event takes place.  Officers are available to discuss your project ideas and provide guidance on how to complete the application.  You are encouraged to attend an information session or contact the Council to speak to an Officer.

A second call for grant applications will open in late summer/early autumn. However, projects which have already taken place will not be considered.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has allocated grants in excess of £420,000 so far this financial year, with a final round of applications, for funding to be spent before 31 March 2015, to be allocated in the coming weeks.

Up to 600 projects received grant aid, with amounts ranging from £100 to £5,000. Some groups or organisations submitted several applications for a range of projects, all of which support thriving and sustainable local communities.


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