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.


• 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

Rural Micro Capital Grants Scheme 2024/2025….. Now Open

        Rural Micro Capital Grants Scheme 2024/2025   Omagh Forum for Rural Associations are delighted to let you know that the Rural Micro Capital Grants Scheme 2024/2025 is now open for applications, closing at noon on Monday 8th July 2024. This...

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Slieve Divena Community Fund Awards 2024 – Now Open

          Omagh Forum in association with Greencoat Capital invites applications for funding for community-based projects in the locality of Slieve Divena Wind Farm, Altamuskin, County Tyrone. Applicants must be within a 10km radius of the...

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Network Meeting 18th April 2024

Omagh Forum for Rural Associations are holding a Network Meeting on Thursday the 18th of April. Click link below or scan QR to register https://forms.office.com/e/QEftjP1AVv        

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Contact us

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2 Drumragh Ave, Omagh, BT78 1DP

Tel: 028 8225 1559

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