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What you need to know

The Scottish Clans & Historical Figures Event Fund supports the growth of events taking place in Scotland that publicly celebrate clans, recognised families and historical figures using their stories and legacy to bring communities together.

Since its launch in 2014, the fund has played a specific role in supporting clans, clan societies and recognised families to deliver public-facing events. For round 7, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop was delighted to relaunch the fund under its new name ‘Scottish Clans & Historical Figures Event Fund’, expanding it to accept applications from events that celebrate both clans and/or great Scots internationally recognised for their historical significance.

The fund is open to clans, clan societies and recognised families as well as non-clan organisations. Strong applications will appeal to locals and visitors alike, attract a diverse audience through accessible programming and provide meaningful opportunities to engage with Scottish clans and/or history makers.

Deadline for application

Not currently accepting applications

This fund has been fully allocated for the season. Event organisers wishing to register interest in the next round and understand more about criteria for funding are invited to contact the EventScotland team on 0131 472 2313 or [email protected]

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Application Guidance and Criteria Document

How to apply

  1. 1

    Read ‘application guidance and criteria’ document

    The application guidance and criteria document is available to download. Please read this carefully, paying particular attention to the fund’s objectives and eligibility criteria. If you need clarification on any of the criteria please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    Scottish Clans and Historical Figures Event Fund

    Published December 2019

    Application guidance and criteria document

  2. 2

    Contact our EventScotland team

    Please get in touch with us to discuss your proposal well in advance of the application deadline. We'll be available throughout the application period for advice and guidance.

  3. 3

    Complete the application form

    Application forms are made available following positive discussions with a member of the team to sense check eligibility.

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