Funding support for community focused events

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EventScotland offers awards of between £2,000 - £4,000 for eligible event organisers of community focused events within Scotland with overall delivery budgets between £8,000 to £20,000 and attracting a minimum of 500 in-person attendees.

The funding is part of the Natonal Events Programme designed to support Scotland’s tourism and events industries, contribute to the wider recovery of Scottish tourism and events and showcase Scotland’s assets. It provides assistance to support events in 2022 to develop sustainably.

There is support available for both community focused events and events supporting the wider visitor economy, as outlined on the Visit Scotland website.

Events will be assessed on their merits and the EventScotland team will look at ways the event will create a positive impact for the host region and Scotland as a whole. Events are assessed in terms of their viability and event management experience as well as the five impact areas; Economic – Tourism and Business; Brand, Identity and Reputation; Media and Profile; Social and Cultural, and; Sustainability. The ability of events to deliver against these event impacts determines the support EventScotland can offer.

Please refer to the full programme guidance document for detailed criteria and conditions of funding.

If you have any queries about the National Events Programme, please email or visit the Visit Scotland website for more information.