Following last year’s successful pilot for Community Cash in Erne East and Mid Tyrone electoral areas the Fermanagh and Omagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership and the Northern Ireland Housing Executive are running Community Cash in the following electoral areas:
What is Community Cash?
Community Cash is the name the PCSP and NIHE has given to our Participatory Budgeting initiative. PB is an innovative process which enables people to have direct decision-making powers over the allocation of resources in their community in a way that is fair and transparent. The Fermanagh and Omagh PCSP and NIHE decided to run PB as a different way to stimulate ideas to bring people together or make their community safer.
Who can apply?
You don’t have to be an existing group with your own constitution to apply. You just need a minimum of three people who have an idea for a project and a constituted group to sponsor your entry. Groups with a constitution are also welcome to apply.
When and where should projects take place?
Your project should take place between 1 October 2019 and 29 February 2020 and must take place within one of the five electoral areas.
Enniskillen Castlecoole, Erne, Lisbellaw, Lisnarrick, Portora and Rossory
Erne North Ballinamallard, Belleek and Boa, Ederney and Kesh, Irvinestown and Tempo
Erne West Belcoo and Garrison, Boho, Cleenish and Letterbreen, Derrygonnelly, Derrylin, Florencecourt and Kinawley
Omagh Camowen, Coolnagard, Dergmoney, Gortrush, Killyclogher and Strule
West Tyrone Dromore, Drumquin, Fairy Water, Fintona, Newtownsaville and Trillick
What can we apply for?
You can apply for up to £500 to pay for things such as tutors, venue hire, equipment, one-off events, transport for trips.
Your project must show how it relates to one or more of the following themes:
Health & Well Being,
and or Community Safety
We look to see if your project is legal, safe, achievable within budget and timescale.
There are a few things that we can’t pay for such as salary costs, gift cards or gift vouchers, alcohol, political or religious activities or anything that would be considered contentious.
Please contact us if you’re not sure.
How do I apply?
For further details and access to application forms please visit https://www.fermanaghomagh.com/services/community/policing-and-community-safety-partnership/community-cash/
Return the entry form by 12 noon on 16 August 2019 to:
The Fermanagh and Omagh Policing and Community Safety Partnership,
2 Townhall Street,
Or email to firstname.lastname@example.org