Advice and Funding for Planning Events

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Events are an integral part of our tourism economy and collaboration between Council, Tourism NI, the voluntary and community sectors culminates in high profile events being hosted in our area normally on an annual basis. Due to COVID-19 many events have been cancelled for 2020 with some taking place virtually.

Council usually provides funding for events under two categories namely the Tourism Large Events Fund and the Tourism Events Growth Fund. However, in light of the unprecedented impact of Covid-19 on the events industry, Council intends to replace these Funds in the 2020 /2021 financial year with a Tourism Events Recovery Fund. Full details will follow in due course. 

Perhaps you are organising a festival for the first time and would welcome practical tips and information on how to deal with issues such as health and safety, insurance and how to handle the media. If so the planning festivals and events guide is a comprehensive toolkit.

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