Events and Fes­ti­vals Fund seeks ap­pli­ca­tions

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

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 2019-20 and is open for on­line ap­pli­ca­tions for six weeks.

The clos­ing date is noon on Fri­day Septem­ber 14.

Two grant pots will make up the fund, one of which will al­low ap­pli­cants to ap­ply for a grant of £5,000 or less.

The other is for grants of more than £5,000. 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 https:// www.ar­gyll-bute.gov.uk/events-and-fes­ti­vals-grants (short­ened link https://bit.ly/2vyvP8Q).

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 aim­ing to at­tract 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-fo­cused events.

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