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What you need to know

The National Events Programme 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.

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

Events are assessed on their merits and the EventScotland team will look at ways the event will create a positive impact for the host region and Scotland as a whole. Events are assessed in terms of their viability and event management experience as well as the five impact areas; Economic – Tourism and Business; Brand, Identity and Reputation; Media and Profile; Social and Cultural, and; Sustainability. The ability of events to deliver against these event impacts determines the support EventScotland can offer.

Please refer to the full programme guidance document for detailed criteria and conditions of funding.

If you have any queries about the National Events Programme, please email [email protected].

Deadline for application

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National Events Programme application guidelines.

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