Dumfries and Galloway Council is determined to make Dumfries and Galloway the best place in rural Scotland in which to plan, manage, deliver and visit great events. For more than fifteen years the Council has overseen the delivery of successive events strategies that have helped grow creative, memorable and sustainable festivals and events in our beautiful region. 

Before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the events directly funded and supported by our current events strategy – the Major Festivals and Events Strategy 2018-2021 – generated more than £8m per annum for the regional economy. The region’s Signature Events – our seven internationally renowned festivals and events (Big Burns Supper, D&G Arts Festival, the Scottish Rally, Spring Fling Open Artists’ Studios Weekend, the Tour of Britain, Wigtown Book Festival and World Championship Ice Hockey in Dumfries) are responsible for generating more than 60% of these revenues. 

There are now two funding programmes open for events organisations to apply to, if they are seeking funding for events projects that take place between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023.  These funding programmes are the Community Events Fund and the Major Events Strategic Fund. 

The deadline for applications is Friday 28 January at 5pm.

Further information is available here.

Source: Dumfries and Galloway

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