Tourism and Recreation Large Events Fund

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Tourism Large Events Fund is now closed.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Tourism Event Funding Programme (TEFP) provides event organisers with financial assistance which supports the delivery of the Destination Management Plan. 

The Council is seeking to provide financial support for events that align themselves to key priority areas such as; Cultural Tourism, Music / Food Tourism and Sports and Activities (tourism related).

The key objectives to supporting and sustaining tourism events will be to:

  • Assist with project costs that will provide event delivery, sustainability and skills retention within the organisation
  • Support events to future plan for the safe return of event delivery in 2024-25
  • Allow event organisers to scenario plan for varying levels of event delivery.  Full event proposals for the preferred delivery option should be submitted as scenario one. Alternative or hybrid delivery contingency proposals should be submitted as scenario two or three.
  • Demonstrate economic support and benefit from the use of local artists, suppliers and event professionals.
  • Enhance the profile and appeal of the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area e.g., through media and marketing campaign/exposure focussed on the domestic market
  • Promote a quality visitor experience to the domestic market and promote confidence in engaging with events. Note: a 'visitor' for a tourism event as 'someone who comes to spectate or attend the event. They can either buy a ticket to attend the event or gain free entry, anyone who participates in the event or makes the event happen is deemed a participant and not a visitor.
  • Support the wider economic recovery of the tourism events sector within the Borough of Causeway Coast and Glens
  • Generate economic benefits for the Causeway Coast and Glens area (where possible) through increased visitor numbers, bed nights and spend

You may find it helpful to discuss your project with one of the following officer within the Tourism Events Team before submitting your application:

Gareth Fall           077 1224 5744 

Sara Adair            078 5628 0307 

The Tourism and Recreation Large Events Fund will offer financial support to eligible events taking place between 1 April 2024 and 31 March 2025.

Please also see the link to the following document which provides some helpful guidance for groups claiming funding for events

Applications must be submitted by 12 noon on friday 26th January 2024.

How to Apply

To apply for any of the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Councils grants please apply online here

Tourism & Recreation Fund 24-25 Guidance Notes

Claim Pack - Advance Payment

Claim Pack - Equal Ops Form

Claim Pack - Invoice Summary

Claim Pack - Invoice Summary Excel

Claim Pack - Post Project Evaluation Report

Claim Pack - Project Expenditure Claim Form

Brand Guidelines

How to make a claim

Procurement Checklist

Retention of Docs Policy