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Tourism NI Tourism Event Funding Programme 2019/20

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

Taste the Island Tourism Events Scheme 2019

Taste the Island Tourism Events Scheme 2019 is open for applications on Monday 17 June 2019 at 12 noon and will close for applications on Monday 8 July 2019 at 12 noon.

Tourism NI have developed a scheme for festivals and events to support the Taste the Island celebrations in 2019.

The scheme has been designed to identify proposals that celebrate Northern Ireland’s food and drink whilst encouraging regional and seasonal spread of visitors.  Northern Ireland has an existing calendar of food and drink events that are relevant to Taste the Island and this scheme will examine the opportunities for new or elevated events that will motivate visitors to travel during the Taste the Island timescale, 1September - 30 November 2019.  

To be eligible to apply to the Taste the Island Tourism Events Scheme 2019, events must satisfy the below parameters:

  • Total visitor numbers greater than 1,000
  • Events must have an overall minimum income of £30,000 through ticket sales, private sponsorship, other public sector, merchandise etc (prior to receiving support from Tourism NI)
  • Events must have an overall minimum expenditure of £30,000 (prior to receiving support from Tourism NI)
  • Demonstrate how the event will showcase the authentic Northern Ireland food and/or drink (new or uplift of existing element/s)
  • Demonstrate how the event will support, promote and celebrate Taste the Island initiative
  • Sponsorship support available £3,000 (inclusive of VAT) -  £10,000 (inclusive of VAT)
  • In-kind support not included in the budget

 

To see Guidelines for Applicants for Taste the Island Tourism Events Scheme 2019, Click here.

All applicants wishing to apply to the scheme, Click here.

For information on the Taste the Island toolkit, Click here.

 

International Tourism Events Fund 2019/20

Tourism NI’s International Tourism Events Fund 2019/20 is now closed for applications. The Programme is designed to support home grown international tourism events occurring between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020.

To see Guidelines for Applicants for International Events Fund, click here.

National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme 2019/20

Tourism NI’s National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme 2019/20 is now closed for applications. The Programme is designed to support home grown international tourism events occurring between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020.

To see Guidelines for Applicants for National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme, click here

If you have any queries, please contact:

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

For information on accessibility requirements for your event click here

For information on disability requirements for your event 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.