EventScotland funding programmes

What is the EventScotland funding programmes?

EventScotland is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events by developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events. By investing in Scotland’s dynamic events industry and working with organisers to develop their event offerings we are helping boost the country’s economy and raising Scotland’s profile as a leading events destination by attracting more visitors to our shores. The EventScotland funding programmes 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.

EventScotland funding programmes

Events supported through the International Funding Programme must:

  • Generate substantial economic benefits for Scotland through increased visitation including tourists, spectators and participants
  • Highlight Scotland as an events and tourism destination through high profile, international media coverage
  • Enhance Scotland’s opportunities to host further major events

It has been designed specifically to support public-facing live sporting and cultural events, which take place out with the local authority areas of The City of Edinburgh Council and Glasgow City Council and drive domestic tourism within Scotland. There is support available for both community focused events and events supporting the wider visitor economy.

Eligibility criteria:

– Does your event have potential to contribute to the delivery of Scotland’s National Events Strategy Scotland The Perfect Stage?

– Will your event bring a significant number of spectators/participants to Scotland? Will your event provide significant international media coverage of Scotland?

– Will your event provide an economic return on investment through additional visitor spending?

– Will your event leave a sustainable legacy for Scotland?