EventScotland Relaunches National Events Programme for 2022

EventScotland has reopened applications for funding to support the recovery of Scotland’s tourism and events industry in 2022.

The National Events Programme is designed to assist in the delivery of Scotland’s national events strategy, Scotland the Perfect Stage, and to contribute to the wider recovery of tourism and events in Scotland.

The programme will support the development and delivery of live sporting and cultural events taking place outside of Glasgow and Edinburgh. It will support events which help drive domestic tourism and showcase Scotland as the ‘perfect stage’ for events.

Awards of between £2,000 and £4,000 are available for eligible organisers of community-focused events with overall delivery budgets of between £8,000 and £20,000 and attracting a minimum of 500 in-person attendees.

Larger scale events which support the wider visitor economy and can demonstrate alignment with the national events strategy will be able to apply for between £5,000 and £25,000. These events will have delivery budgets in excess of £20,000 and attract more than 1,000 in-person attendees.

The programme is open to public facing cultural and sporting events that take place in a live format. Applications must be made by legally constituted organisations and endorsed and/or supported by the relevant local authority. They must have the capacity to further develop and grow in terms of audience, spectator and participant numbers or media profile. Events must take place in Scotland, outwith Edinburgh and Glasgow local authority areas in 2022.

There are two deadlines for applications this year. For events taking place from 1 April to 31 August 2022 the deadline is 11 February 2022. For those taking place from 1 September to 31 December 2022 the deadline is 6 April 2022.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)