In recognition of the significant economic stimulus that events held in Argyll and Bute bring to the local area, the Strategic Events and Festivals Fund (SEF) is offered to support event organisers add value to their event, and to increase its resilience, sustainability and growth. Awards will be available from one grant pot. Please note applicants can only submit one application for funding per event. Grant funding will be awarded based on bids that are successfully scored against the criteria stated in the Guidance Notes and where sufficient funding is available. The SEF Round 6 is a discretionary fund and, as such, please note, there is no appeals process. Round 6 will be open from midday Monday 16th October 2023 until midday Monday 20th November 2023 and is open to events and festivals taking place in the area April 2024-March 2025.