Events and Festivals Fund open for applications

Applications are being invited for Argyll and Bute Council’s Strategic Events and Festivals Fund for 2019-20.

The Fund has a £113,000 budget for the 2019-20 period and is open for online applications now for a period of six weeks, closing at 12noon on Friday, September 14.

Two grant pots will make up the Fund, one of which will allow applicants to apply for a grant of £5000 or less. The other is for grants of more than £5000. Applicants can only seek funding from one of the pots per event.

Applications to the Strategic Events and Festivals Fund can be made online at /events-and-festivals-grants where guidance is also available.

Argyll and Bute Council aims to ensure the maximum economic benefit is secured from the limited funding available. The focus will therefore be on strategic events and festivals that are primarily focussed on attracting visitors from outside the area and increasing the appeal of the area as a world class tourist destination.

Later this year, the council’s Supporting Communities Fund will invite applications from smaller, community-focussed events.

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