Fingal County Council recently launched its Events Funding Scheme which aims to encourage groups and organisations to host their upcoming events in Fingal, building on the success of previous years and fostering community engagement and tourism within the region.
Fingal has a rich tradition of hosting diverse and vibrant events, from the renowned summer music series at Malahide Castle to Flavours of Fingal, Ireland’s largest County show or the new Unison Festival. Each year, over 100 events captivate audiences across the County, spanning from major music and theatre festivals, seafood celebrations, local summer festivals, community-driven events, and parades.
The council expressed its commitment to supporting a wide range of events and festivals in the area and the 2024 Festival and Event Funding Scheme comprises three distinct strands of support, each catering to different event scales and objectives:
Strand 1: Designed for smaller-scale events expected to attract audiences of fewer than 1,000 people. Funding of up to €6,000 will be available to eligible applicants.
Strand 2: Targeting larger events that draw audiences exceeding 1,000 people and span a minimum of two fully programmed days. Organizers can apply for funding of up to €25,000.
Strand 3: Tailored to support groups interested in exploring the feasibility and long-term sustainability of a festival or event. Grants of up to €10,000 are available for this category.
For comprehensive information on the various funding strands and application requirements, please visit Fingal County Council’s Festival and Event Funding webpage.
Applications for the 2024 Festival and Event Funding Scheme will be accepted from 28 September 2023. The deadline for submission is 31 January 2024 giving organisers ample time to prepare and submit their proposals.
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