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5 June 2023

Two New funds Available to Support the Events Industry in Wales

Open to applications, two new pilot discretionary funds are available from Event Wales and follow on from the development of the new Events Strategy for Wales.

Both sector development and event sustainability were identified in the new strategy as ongoing priorities for the Wales events industry in future years, and the funds seek to support projects that specifically target these two important workstreams.

Applications are invited from event owners or organisers, supply chain businesses, local authorities, academia or others with a relevant role in the events industry.

  • The Sector Development Fund has up to £300,000 per annum available and will seek to support projects that are able to demonstrate that they will make a real difference to the events industry in Wales, especially in activity areas identified as priorities in the new strategy, such as skills development. It is anticipated that individual applications would not exceed £20,000-£30,000 for this fund.
  • The Sustainability Innovation Fund has up to £200,000 per annum available and is open to projects planned for the same period that anticipate new and innovative approaches to event sustainability goals. It is anticipated that individual applications would not exceed £10,000-£15,000 for this fund.

Applicants must be based in Wales or otherwise able to demonstrate that the funding and supported activity will be applied in Wales.

Partnership projects between 2 or more events or organisations are also welcomed and applicants should have a proven track record in providing high quality services in the events, training or other relevant industry. If this is the first venture for a new start up with no track record, directors should have a previous demonstrable track record of projects in a similar field.

Further guidance on both funds can be found at: 

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