South Dublin County Council Council’s County Promotion Unit is delighted to introduce a new pilot grant scheme that will make funding available to businesses and community groups in South Dublin County Council’s administrative area. The aim of the grant scheme is to fund innovative events/festivals that will be delivered by local businesses and communities and which will add value to our tourism product and contribute to our growing visitor economy.

Mayor Paul Gogarty added “This grant scheme is aimed at supporting the development of festivals and participative events which will drive domestic and international tourism to our county and help to improve the visitor experience by animating the many wonderful locations we have here in South Dublin County. The Council has made €30,000 in funding available for the new grant scheme for 2018.”

The Festival and Events Grant Scheme is aimed at festivals and participative events that fit into one of the following categories:

1. Sports and Outdoors

2. History and Heritage

3. Arts, Music and Theatre

4. Craft and Culinary

5. Business and Education

6. Other

Applicants are advised that the Tourism Events and Festivals Grant Scheme 2018 is a competitive grant process. The fund is limited and all eligible applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis against the criteria set out in application guidance document. Closing date for the receipt of applications is 3.00pm, May 4th, 2018.  The application form and information guidelines are available on www.sdcc.ie