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Tourism NI Tourism Event Funding Programme 2019/20

Tourism NI’s Tourism Event Funding Programme 2019/20 will consist of two schemes, the International Tourism Events Fund and the National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme.

International Tourism Events Fund 2019/20

Tourism NI’s International Tourism Events Fund 2019/20 will be open for applications on 29 October 2018. The Programme is designed to support home grown international tourism events occurring between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020.
 
All applicants wishing to apply to the International Tourism Events Fund 2019/20 MUST meet with a member of the Tourism NI Events Team before starting an application. Please contact the team using the details below to arrange your meeting and discuss your event.

Please contact:
E: eventsunit@tourismni.com  T: 028 9044 1656

National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme 2019/20

Tourism NI’s National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme 2019/20 will be open for applications on 3 December 2018 at 10am. The Programme is designed to support home grown national tourism events occurring between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020.
 
Tourism NI’s Events team will conduct workshops on the National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme throughout Northern Ireland. To register your interest, please contact the team using the details below.

Further detail will follow.

Please contact:
E: eventsunit@tourismni.com  T: 028 9044 1656

For Frequently Asked Questions about the Tourism Event Funding Programme 2019/20, click here.

Events Unit

Whether it is home-grown events or major one-off internationals, events in general have the capacity to showcase our people and places on a global stage.

Events can drive visitor numbers, generate increased spend and also provide platforms for the visitor to interact with the local culture, local people and explore our scenic landscapes and cities.

UK Mega Event Policy Framework

In 2017, the UK Mega Event Policy Framework was developed in partnership by the country’s lead major event organisations, and will seek to ensure that the world’s biggest events continue to be regularly hosted in the UK. Objectives set out within the framework will help identify long-term mega event hosting targets across the UK, reduce the likelihood of bidding and delivery conflict and enhance collaboration and co-hosting opportunities in an increasingly devolved UK landscape. 

UK Mega Event Policy Framework (pdf download)

Events Strategic Vision for Northern Ireland

This strategy aims to provide a clear vision and to support the events industry and strengthen the position of Northern Ireland as a must-see destination.

Events Strategic Vision to 2020 (pdf download)

 

 

 

 

 

To apply for the Tourism Event Funding Programme click here.