Experience Development Programme 2021-23

Tourism Northern Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of the Experience Development Programme 2021-23.

Visitors enjoying their experience at SUP Hub Bangor

The Programme is designed to provide financial assistance to tourism organisations to support them in creating experiences that embrace our giant spirit and stimulate demand for Northern Ireland tourism to the benefit of the wider economy.

It will support the Northern Ireland Tourism industry to develop compelling visitor experiences which will entice people to explore what Northern Ireland has to offer, in what will be an increasingly competitive marketplace.

The programme will open on Monday 23rd August 2021.

There are two stages to the application process:

Stage 1: Expression of Interest form.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their Expression of Interest as soon as possible to ensure that where eligible they can proceed quickly to the full application stage.

This stage has now closed. The deadline for completed Expression of Interest forms was Monday 06th September 2021 at 3pm.  Forms cannot be submitted after this time.

Stage 2: Full Application form.

The closing date for completed applications is Monday 04th October 2021 at 3pm, applications cannot be submitted after this time.

Please note, if you are not deemed eligible after Stage 1 of the process you will not be provided with a full application form to complete Stage 2.

How to apply?

Please read the guidelines to check your eligibility for the Programme. To see the Programme guidelines, please click below.


If you think you are eligible to apply, please follow the link on page 11 of the guidelines (https://tni.flexigrant.com) to be brought to Tourism NI’s Funding Portal. If you have already used this facility, please log in using your current username and password. Otherwise, you will need to register prior to gaining access to the Expression of Interest form.

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