The Tourism Events and Festivals Grant is targeted at organisations and organisers who plan to hold a public event or festival within South Dublin County Council’s administrative area. The aim of the scheme is to fund innovative events or festivals to add value to the County’s tourism product and grow the visitor economy across key priority areas including culture, food, sports and activity. The maximum grant available is €7,500 and directly linked to the number of spectators from outside the county or overseas.
“South Dublin County Council is delighted to open applications for the Tourism Events and Festivals Grant 2022.” said Jason Frehill, Director of Economic, Enterprise and Tourism Development at South Dublin County Council. “Recent years have been particularly challenging for both event organisers and the tourism industry. The scheme aims to support event organisers to develop events in the County, attracting both domestic and overseas visitors.”
Since 2018 the scheme has provided almost €95,000 in funding supports to events taking place across the County. Sean O’Brien, President of Wado Martial Arts Ireland and grant recipient said, “WMAI were approved an offer of assistance under their Tourism Event and Festival Grant 2021. The funding received enabled us to put in to place the infrastructure needed to compete internationally and host a world class event. And I would like to thank SDCC and Dublin’s Outdoors for their belief and support in this event. We continue to receive very good feedback and comments following on from the event, and I think this is all due to the support and back up we had in the form of the Tourism Events and Festivals Grant… so again thank you.”
Up to €40,000 has been allocated for this year’s scheme. Applications are now being accepted. Additional information and details on how to apply for the scheme can be found by visiting www.sdcc.ie/en/services/sport-and-recreation/tourism. Queries in relation to the scheme should be emailed to email@example.com.