Events Funding

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For more information on funding support for local events please contact Tourism NI's Event Unit:
Tel: 028 9044 1599
Events Unit

Tourism NI Tourism Event Funding Programme 2015/16

The Programme opened on Wednesday 4 February 2015 at 10am and closed on Monday 23rd February at 5pm.  The fund is designed to support home grown and international tourism events occurring between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016 that aim to drive visitor numbers and increase spend in the local economy.

Please note : The Tourism Event Funding Programme 2015/16 is now closed.

There are two schemes available:

• International Tourism Events Fund
• Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme

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Please note that the 2015/16 Tourism Event Funding Programme will operate under a reduced budget.

The Events Industry in  Northern Ireland has a major role to play in shaping and delivering the objectives set out by the Draft Tourism Strategy for Northern Ireland to 2020

Whether it is home-grown events, or major one-off internationals, events in general have the capacity to showcase our people and places on a global stage. Events can drive visitor numbers, generate increased spend and also provide platforms for the visitor to interact with the local culture, local people and explore our scenic landscapes and cities.

The Events Unit's vision is to support the development of the Northern Ireland Events Industry, in order to grow visitor numbers and spend in line with the Draft Tourism Strategy for Northern Ireland to 2020.

Events Strategic Vision for Northern Ireland

This strategy aims to provide a clear vision and to support the events industry and strengthen the position of Northern Ireland as a must see destination.

Further Information   

Non-Financial Support

Tourism NI supports the NI events industry through non-financial channels by developing programmes to encourage event improvement and growth, providing in-kind marketing support developing and implementing the Northern Ireland Events Strategic Vision and leading the Northern Ireland events industry by encouraging best practice and positive growth. For more information please contact Tourism NI's Events Unit on
Tel: 028 9044 1599


In Any Event

In Any Event is a not-for-profit independent trade association for the Northern Ireland events industry. The organisation’s role is to act as a strong voice for the local event’s industry and to champion the interests of everyone who operates within it. That includes event organisers, venues and destinations, service providers, and the local authorities, organisations, associations and agencies that draw on their services.  For more information contact In Any Event:
Telephone: (028) 9073 5888

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