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  • EventScotland - National Events Programme

    Created: 11/04/2024
    News/Events Category: Funding and Finance

    The National Events Programme is one of the core funds run by the EventScotland team, designed to assist in the delivery of the National Events Strategy, Scotland the Perfect Stage, and to contribute to the wider recovery of tourism and events in Scotland.

    The Programme is designed to support innovative new projects and activity at events. Events will need to align with the key impact areas outlined in the National Events Strategy and must also have delivery budgets of more than £20,000 and attract over 1,000 in-person attendees. Finally, they must showcase Scotland’s key event and tourism assets.

    Events will be assess on their impact across five areas:

    • Economic – Tourism and Business
    • Brand, Identity and Reputation
    • Media and Profile
    • Social and Cultural
    • Sustainability

    This round is for events taking place from August to December 2024 (inclusive) only.

    Fund award sizes

    Minimum: £5,000

    Maximum: £25,000

    Notes on award amounts: Funding requests must not exceed 25% of the overall event income

    Who can apply

    Applications must be made by legally constituted organisations. Events should have delivery budgets in excess of £20,000 and attract more than 1,000 in-person attendees, and take place outwith the local authority areas of Edinburgh and Glasgow.


    • Core event costs required to stage the event
    • Significant capital costs, including equipment and infrastructure purchases
    • Funding gaps left by other funds being withdrawn
    • Hospitality costs
    • Events taking place before August or after December 2024

    How To Apply

    If you are interested in applying to this programme, submit an enquiry via the EventScotland website and a member of the team will contact you.

    The closing date for applications is Wednesday 24 April 2024.

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