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.
Staff & Board
Rural Development Programme
Funding & Events
DfC Small Grants for Volunteering – Now open for Applications Department for Communities have secured funding towards the Volunteering Small Grants Programme for 2019/2020. These small grants are a lifeline to the voluntary/community sector and we welcome this...read more
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...read more
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...read more
2 Drumragh Ave, Omagh, BT78 1DP
Tel: 028 8225 1559