New Council makes first call for grant aid applications

Published: 13th April 2015

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is now accepting applications for the first round of its grant aid funding for the 2015-2016 financial year.

The Council welcomes applications from voluntary clubs, societies and organisations based throughout the district under the following funding themes: arts, culture and heritage; community festivals; community support; good relations; rural summer schemes; sports events; and sports development and recreation.

The level of grant available is dependent upon the funding programme applied to but can range between £200 to several thousand pounds.

The call for grant aid opened on 13 April 2015. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 8 May 2015.

A number of Grant Aid Information sessions across the district have been organised by the Council to help groups and individuals with the application process. Council Officers will be on hand to advise people on eligibility of projects, levels of funding available under each funding stream and how to make an application.

Grant Aid Information sessions will be held at the following locations:

Location Date and time
Strule Arts Centre, Omagh Monday 20 April, 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Intec Centre, Enniskillen Tuesday 21 April, 1pm – 2pm
Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown Tuesday 21 April, 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Castle Park Centre, Lisnaskea Wednesday 22 April, 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Strule Arts Centre, Omagh Thursday 23 April, 1pm – 2pm

Speaking about the Council’s funding programme, Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Thomas O’Reilly, said:

“I am delighted to officially launch Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s first call for grant applications for 2015-2016. The funding programmes cater for a wide range of projects and activities across the district.

With Fermanagh and Omagh District Council coming into effect from 1 April, I appreciate this is a new process for groups and individuals and encourage people to attend one of the Grant Aid Information sessions across the district to find out more about the scheme.”

There may be a second call for grants later in the year; however groups are encouraged to apply to this call to secure funding. Separate applications for sport and art, culture and heritage bursaries will open week beginning 20 April.

Further information on how to apply to the Council’s Grant Aid Scheme, including the funding guidelines and application form, are available to download from the Council’s website, http://www.fermanaghomagh.com/residential-services/funding-and-grants-2/ or by contacting the Funding and Investment Unit by telephoning 0300 303 1777 or emailing grants@fermanaghomagh.com.

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