Events Funding

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For more information on funding support for local events please contact Tourism NI's Event Unit:
Tel: 028 9044 1599
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Tourism NI Tourism Event Funding Programme 2016/17

Tourism Northern Ireland’s Tourism Event Funding Programme 2016/17 will open on Monday 12 October 2015 at 10am for Tourism Events occurring between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.

Tourism NI will operate an additional scheme to support Northern Ireland’s Year of Food and Drink 2016. Applications are welcome from Tourism Events that showcase authentic Northern Ireland food and drink experiences.

The available schemes for 2016/17 are:

  • International Tourism Events Fund
  • National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme
  • Year of Food and Drink Tourism Events Scheme

Tourism NI’s Events Team is hosting a series of information Roadshows to give details on the Funding Programme.

Please click on the below links to access the Guidelines for Applicants for the relevant scheme before applying


  • For further information on Year of Food and Drink 2016 please click here!
  • To download the Year of Food and Drink Event Organisers Toolkit simply click here!

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The Events Industry in  Northern Ireland has a major role to play in shaping and delivering the objectives set out by the Draft Tourism Strategy for Northern Ireland to 2020

Whether it is home-grown events, or major one-off internationals, events in general have the capacity to showcase our people and places on a global stage. Events can drive visitor numbers, generate increased spend and also provide platforms for the visitor to interact with the local culture, local people and explore our scenic landscapes and cities.

The Events Unit's vision is to support the development of the Northern Ireland Events Industry, in order to grow visitor numbers and spend in line with the Draft Tourism Strategy for Northern Ireland to 2020.

Events Strategic Vision for Northern Ireland

This strategy aims to provide a clear vision and to support the events industry and strengthen the position of Northern Ireland as a must see destination.

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