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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.

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.

To see Events Business Plan template, click here.

To see Events Marketing Plan, click here.

National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme 2019/20

Tourism NI’s National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme for 2019/20 will be open for applications from 03 December 2018 at 10am and will close on 14 January 2019 at 12 noon.

Tourism NI’s Events Team conducted a series of roadshows on the National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme to inform applicants of the process, detail required and clarity when applying to the scheme.

If you missed out on the roadshow and information, please see below guidelines for applicants, copy of the presentation given on the day and also templates to be used when completing your application.

 To apply to the National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme Click Here

If you have any queries, please contact:

E: T: 028 9044 1656

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.