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Tourism NI Tourism Event Funding Programme 2018/19

Tourism NI’s Tourism Event Funding Programme 2018/19 will consist of two schemes, the International Tourism Events Fund and the National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme.

International Tourism Events Fund 2018/19

Tourism NI’s International Tourism Events Fund for 2018/19 will be open for applications on 6 December 2017 at 10am and will close on 16 January 2018 at 12 noon. The Programme is designed to support home grown international tourism events occurring between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019.

All applicants wishing to apply to the International Tourism Events Fund MUST meet with a member of the Tourism NI Events Team before starting an application. Please contact the team using the details below to arrange your meeting.

National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme 2018/19

Tourism NI’s National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme for 2018/19 will be open for applications on 18 December 2017 at 10am and will close on 25 January 2018 at 12 noon. The Programme is designed to support home grown national tourism events occurring between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019.

Tourism NI’s Events Team will conduct Information Sessions on the National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme. The objective of these sessions is to inform applicants of the process, detail required and clarity when applying to the scheme.

Information sessions on the National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme will be held in Tourism NI Offices on the following dates:

11 December 2017 at 10am
11 December 2017 at 2pm
12 December 2017 at 10am
12 December 2017 at 2pm
13 December 2017 at 10am
13 December 2017 at 2pm

It is recommended that all applicants attend one of the above information sessions. Contact the Tourism NI Events Team by email or telephone using the contact details below to book your preferred slot.

E: eventsunit@tourismni.com
T: 028 9044 1589

For Frequently Asked Questions about the Tourism Event Funding Programme 2018/19, click here.


Events Unit

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.

UK Mega Event Policy Framework

In 2017, the UK Mega Event Policy Framework was developed in partnership by the country’s lead major event organisations, and will seek to ensure that the world’s biggest events continue to be regularly hosted in the UK. Objectives set out within the framework will help identify long-term mega event hosting targets across the UK, reduce the likelihood of bidding and delivery conflict and enhance collaboration and co-hosting opportunities in an increasingly devolved UK landscape. 

UK Mega Event Policy Framework (pdf download)

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.

Events Strategic Vision to 2020 (pdf download)

 

 

 

 

 

 

To apply for the Tourism Event Funding Programme click here.