Welcome to Omagh Forum

Welcome to Omagh Forum

Providing development support to Community and Voluntary Groups in the Omagh and Fermanagh areas since 1989

About us

Omagh Forum for Rural Associations provides development support to Community and Voluntary Groups in the Omagh and Fermanagh areas.

Formed in 1989, Omagh Forum actively supports communities to help themselves through valuing civic participation and volunteering as vital building blocks in the community.

Membership is open to all rural community/voluntary organisations and individuals that engage in charitable activities, which help to relieve poverty, advance education and improve the quality of life for local people in their communities.  The focus of our work includes promoting sustainable rural community development, networking, advocating, capacity building and good relations.

Omagh Forum aims to serve rurally based groups and individuals in the community and voluntary sector by promoting sustainability and the development of relevant projects; so that the groups can gain a good understanding of the network process thereby increasing cooperation and participation within and between groups.

Omagh Forum is funded by DAERA through the Local Rural Community Development Service for the Fermanagh and Omagh District.

Community Development Support to identify and target the most vulnerable/disadvantaged in rural society and support community engagement—we can help with governance advice, Charity Commission registration and reporting, training, funding advice and much more.

Assisting community engagement with Councils in the development and implementation of Community Plans.

Support for rural villages in moving towards economic and social sustainability.

Aims & Objectives

Mission Statement

The Forum is a networking organisation owned by local communities providing practical support and guidance to local community groups, responding to issues of concern and representing and acting upon the views of the community.

Objectives

• Build the capacity of rural communities 

• Stimulate community development activity in areas  of low community infrastructure 

• Promote, support and increase voluntary activity 

• Encourage and promote networking activities 

• Promote social inclusion and good relations

Staff & Board

Rural Development Programme

Partner Links

Funding & Events

AGM & Community Awards Evening

Omagh Forum for Rural Associations & South West Rural Community Development Service Awards 2019 Celebrating Community Achievements   Omagh Forum for Rural Associations/South West Rural Community Development Service are asking for nominations for the 2019 Community...

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Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme 2019 Is Now Open

This Scheme is funded under the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Programme. Micro Capital grants of between £200 and £1,500 are available to rural community-led voluntary organisations for projects...

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Contact us

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Find us

2 Drumragh Ave, Omagh, BT78 1DP

Tel: 028 8225 1559

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