Details of a £6 million fund to help the events sector recover from the COVID-19 pandemic has been announced.
The Events Industry Support Fund will comprise of a one-off grant of £10,000 to support businesses in the events industry, particularly those in the supply chain that are facing hardship and will be awarded as they are received.
The fund will be delivered by EventScotland on behalf of the Scottish Government, with development input from the newly formed Event Industry Advisory Group (EIAG).
The funding was announced as part of a £10 million package of support on 26 July by Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture to help the events industry, parts of which are not yet able to reopen, and those which can are operating with limited numbers and other changes in light of the pandemic. This will help to ensure that these businesses are able to support the delivery of events in Scotland as we recover from coronavirus.
This fund will support businesses which have not received Scottish Government sponsored COVID-related funding from other schemes and which meet the eligibility criteria. This includes suppliers working to organise, stage and deliver business and meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions (MICE) events and/or cultural and sporting events and festivals in Scotland, which are open to the public.
Applications for the fund will open from noon on Monday 31 August 2020 until noon on Monday 14 September 2020. Read the full details on the application process and requirements.