Two new pilot discretionary funds are being made available from Event Wales.
Both sector development and event sustainability were identified in the new Events Strategy as ongoing priorities for the Wales events industry in future years and the funds seek to support projects that specifically target these two important workstreams:
- Event Wales Sector Development Fund: has up to £300,000 per annum available and will seek to support projects that are able to demonstrate that they will make a real difference to the events industry in Wales, especially in activity areas identified as priorities in the new Strategy, such as skills development. It is anticipated that individual applications would not exceed £20,000-£30,000 for this fund.
- Event Wales Sustainability Innovation Fund: has up to £200,000 per annum available and is open to projects planned for the same period that anticipate new and innovative approaches to event sustainability goals. It is anticipated that individual applications would not exceed £10,000-£15,000 for this fund.
Applications are invited from event owners/organisers, supply chain businesses, local authorities, academia or others with a relevant role in the events industry.