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What you need to know

Given the unprecedented nature and impact of COVID-19 on events and event organisers, we have decided to suspend funding applications for the Beacon Events Programme for the time being. We are currently reviewing our funding programmes and will be making changes to the criteria and application process to ensure future funding is focused on supporting and re-establishing Scotland’s events industry as soon as the current event gathering restrictions are lifted.

Details of the revised funding available and application process will be published here in due course and shared through our e-newsletter and on our Twitter and LinkedIn channels.

In the meantime, if you have any queries or questions about your event or other funding opportunities, please contact one of our Event Managers or email us at

Deadline for application

Not currently accepting applications

To discuss our Beacon Events Programme, please speak to your current Events Manager or contact us on

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Beacon Programme Funding guidelines

How to apply

  1. 1

    Read the guidelines

    Read the Beacon Programme Funding Guidelines, paying particular attention to the fund’s objectives, eligibility and evaluation criteria.

    Beacon Programme Funding Guidelines


  2. 2

    Request pre-application questionnaire

    Contact your Events Manager to discuss your event proposal and funding request well in advance of the application deadline. The Event Manager will be available throughout the application period for advice and guidance.

  3. 3

    Submit pre-application by deadline

    An electronic submission of the completed application form and any supporting documents must be sent by email to your Events Manager and to on or before the funding round deadline date.

    Following the deadline for applications to be submitted, each applicant will receive an email acknowledging receipt of their application.

  4. 4


    The application will be assessed, and a decision made on the level of funding support. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their pre-application and if successful will be invited to submit a full application for the agreed amount. 

Your industry contact

Nadia Cesari

Events Manager


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