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Article published 30/10/2020

EventScotland in conjunction with Scottish Government will open Scotland's Events Recovery Fund on Monday 2 November. The Fund is designed to help Scotland's events sector plan and deliver events through to the end of 2021 and to provide support as the industry responds and adapts to the effects of COVID-19.

The £2.75 million fund replaces EventScotland’s National and Beacon funding programmes on an interim basis, as well as integrating both Scotland’s Winter Festivals and the Scottish Clans and Historical Figures events funds. 

The fund will aim to help restart the events sector in line with relevant Scottish Government legislation and guidance, and address additional costs needed to implement new hygiene and health and safety requirements to ensure communities and the public once again feel confident in hosting and attending live events. It will be an open fund without fixed application deadlines and will be available for eligible events planned to take place in Scotland before the end of 2021.

Events play an important role in our communities as they sustain livelihoods and bring social and economic change. Scotland’s Events Recovery Fund is designed to help event organisers start planning events by supporting them to be innovative in their event delivery and pilot new ideas as they adapt to running events in the new norm.

Scotland is the perfect stage for events and supporting the industry to restart is crucial in our recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events