Fife Tourism Partnership

National Events Programme - Round 48 Now Open

24 February 2023

The National Events Programme is one of the core funds run by the EventScotland team, designed to assist in the delivery of the National Events Strategy, Scotland the Perfect Stage.

The programme supports the strategic development of events and it has been designed specifically to support public facing live sporting and cultural events, which take place outwith the local authority areas of Edinburgh and Glasgow and drive domestic tourism within Scotland.

Positive impact

The National Events Programme is designed to support new, innovative projects and activity at events which meet the programme criteria. Awards of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to events which can demonstrate alignment with key impact areas identified in our national events strategy. These events will have delivery budgets in excess of £20,000 and attract more than 1,000 in-person attendees, whilst showcasing Scotland’s key event and tourism assets.

Events are assessed on their merits and the EventScotland team will look at ways the event will create a positive impact for the host region and Scotland as a whole. Events are assessed in terms of their viability and event management experience as well as the five impact areas:

  • Economic, tourism and business
  • Brand, identity and reputation
  • Media and profile
  • Social and cultural
  • Sustainability

The ability of events to deliver against these event impacts determines the support EventScotland can offer.

Application information

Round 48 for applications from eligible events taking place from July to December 2023 (inclusive) is now open and closes at 5pm on Friday 24 March 2023. Applications for round 49 are currently not open and we will advise a deadline for this round of funding as soon as possible.

If you have any queries about the National Events Programme, please email

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