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Funding update - January 2022

On 3 January 2022, £19.8 million of funding was confirmed by the Scottish Government to support event businesses directly affected by the public health measures introduced to limit the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. 

Businesses which were previously supported by EventScotland and VisitScotland under Events Industry Support Fund and Events Industry Support Fund 2 will be contacted directly by email and asked to confirm core information as well as which the event(s) and date they were due to organise/supply during 8 December 2021 and 31 January 2022, and that the cancellation or restriction of such event(s) has resulted in a loss of projected income.

Eligible businesses will receive a top-up payment based on pre-COVID annual turnover:

  • £10,000 - £24,999 = £2,000
  • £25,000 - £49,999 = £3,500
  • £50,000 - £99,999 = £5,000
  • £100,000 - £499,999 = £10,000
  • £500,000 - £999,999 = £25,000
  • £1,000,000 + = £50,000

The Events Industry Support Fund 2 is now closed for applications.

If you have any queries about the fund or your application please contact eventsindustrysupportfund2@visitscotland.com. 

Events Industry Support Funds

The Events Industry Support Fund and Events Industry Support Fund 2 were set up to provide financial support to event businesses, particularly those in the industry’s supply chain, as they dealt with the ongoing impact of COVID-19.

The funding was administered by VisitScotland on behalf of the Scottish Government. The process for delivering the funding was developed in consultation with the events sector, including the Event Industry Advisory Group, feedback from applicants and two online surveys of the event industry supply chain conducted by VisitScotland’s Events Directorate.

Guidance | Events Industry Support Fund

Published August 2020

Full guidance and eligibility criteria.

Guidance| Events Industry Support Fund 2

Published February 2021

Full guidance and eligibility criteria.