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What you need to know

The International Events Funding Programme is at the core of EventScotland’s work. Our EventScotland team fund major, world-class events through this programme of investment.

Internationally significant events like this raise Scotland’s profile as the perfect stage. These events also shine a spotlight on our country’s assets:

  • our people
  • our culture and heritage
  • our natural environment
  • our world-class venues

We support events though this programme by:

  • working on bids with local authorities and governing bodies to secure major international events for Scotland
  • communicating with event organisers for annual events where we have an established relationship
  • actively looking for new and existing events to bring to Scotland for the first time.

Please contact us directly using the methods detailed on this page if you would like to discuss any opportunities further.

Deadline for application

Open all year round

Follow the steps below to apply for funding.

Download guidance and documents

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Scotland the Perfect Stage - Scotland's Events Strategy 2015-2025

How to apply

  1. 1

    Assess criteria and download guidance

    Carefully consider the funding criteria. Read Scotland The Perfect Stage, Scotland’s National Events Strategy 2015 to 2025, for more information. 

  2. 2

    Contact our EventScotland team

    Please get in touch with us to discuss your proposal. We'll be available throughout the application process for advice and guidance.

  3. 3

    Make a funding enquiry

    Applying for funding from EventScotland is a two-step process. A funding enquiry must be submitted before any application to the fund can be made.

    Access to complete a full application via the online EventScotland funding portal will be granted once your enquiry is reviewed and your event deemed eligible for consideration under this programme.

    A member of the EventScotland team will share further details on the process after review of your enquiry.

    Please note that there is no guarantee of funding after completion of the application process. Outcomes will be shared with applicants in due course.

    Submit a funding enquiry

Your industry contact

Please email for further information and updates. This email address can also be used to enquire about applying for funding.

Funding enquiries

International Events Funding Programme

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