Emergency Fund for Scotland’s COVID-hit Events Industry Launches

A £6 million initiative to help businesses in Scotland’s events industry recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been launched. The Events Industry Support Fund is being delivered on behalf of the Scottish Government by VisitScotland, with development input from the Event Industry Advisory Group (EIAG).

The short-life scheme is specifically for businesses that have not been able to receive support through other Scottish Government support schemes. One-off grants of £10,000 are available.

Suppliers are being targeted for support, particularly those working to organise, stage and deliver in Scotland business/MICE events (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions) and/or cultural and sporting events and festivals which are open to the public.

The self-employed (through limited company or as a sole trader), partnerships and incorporated businesses are all eligible. Firms must have a place of business in Scotland and be supplying to events physically taking place in Scotland. Only one application per business is eligible.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 14 September 2020 (12:00 BST).

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