Event Industry Support Fund

25th August 2020


On 31 August (at noon) applications will open for a new £6m grant fund available to suppliers operating in the Scottish events industry. The fund will provide a grant of £10,000 to eligible applicants on a first come first served basis.

To be eligible applicants must not have received any other grant funding sponsored by the Scottish Government such as:

Eligible applicants will be those who can confirm that they earned at least £10,000, making up at least 40% of their earnings through 2019/20, from the supply to, organisation of, and/or delivery of or to Events in Scotland so the scheme is not available to performers or venues for example. The guidance suggests that the following service providers may be eligible:

Given the fact that the fund is limited to £6million and available on a first come first served basis then it is important that eligible businesses review the requirements now to enure that they can apply as soon as possible after the scheme opens at noon on 31 August.

More info on eligibility criteria and the evidence that you will need to provide as part of your application can be found in the detailed guidance that can be accessed here: