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Events Funding Programme

International Tourism Events Fund

Tourism NI Tourism Event Funding Programme 2020/21

Tourism NI’s Tourism Event Funding Programme 2020/21 consists of two schemes, the International Tourism Events Fund and the National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme.

International Tourism Events Fund 2020/21

The International Tourism Events Fund will open for applications on 2 December 2019 at 10am and will close on 13 January 2020 at 12 noon.

All applicants wishing to apply to the International Tourism Events Fund 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.

The programme is designed to support home grown international tourism events occurring between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.

To view the Guidelines for Applicants for International Tourism Events Fund 2020/21, click here.

Apply now.

National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme 2020/21

The National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme will open for applications in January 2020. More information to follow.

2020/21 Guidelines will be available soon. If you wish to view the Guidelines for Applicants for National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme 2019/20 click here.

For further information on the Tourism Event Funding Programme, please contact: eventsunit@tourismni.com

Taste the Island Tourism Events Scheme

Tourism NI have developed a scheme for festivals and events to support the Taste the Island initiative. It is anticipated that this scheme will open in 2020.

2020/21 Guidelines will be available soon. If you wish to view the Guidelines for Applicants for Taste the Island Tourism Events Scheme 2019, click here.

For information on the Taste the Island toolkit, 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.