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Article published 17/10/2023

Dumfries and Galloway Council announced that more than £120,000 will be available for festivals and events grants in financial year 2024 - 2025.

The council will introduce the Regional Events Growth Fund and continue the Major Events Fund.

Events organisers can apply to the two funding programmes from Monday 16 October. Deadline for applications is Friday the 24 November.

Find out more about both funds on

The total funding available for events and community organisations is more than £120,000. The two funding programmes are part of the Dumfries and Galloway Events Strategy 2023 - 2027.

The Regional Events Growth Fund will provide finance for the most ambitious community events to grow into regional attractions.

Request application forms for either fund via email

Our long-standing events strategies have always been welcomed and embraced by the region’s events sector.

We have a terrific partnership with the region’s events organisers, and the two funding programmes we announced will lead to many great projects being supported, to the benefit of local communities and businesses.

Councillor Ian Blake, Chair of the Council’s Communities Committee

Despite the difficult challenges of the cost-of-living crisis and COVID-19, the region’s events sector has proved to be resilient and innovative.

The Regional Events Growth Fund can help our events sector go from strength-to-strength and lay down the foundations for many great eye-catching events of the future.

Councillor Jackie McCamon, the Vice-Chair of the Communities Committee

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