Events Industry Support Fund 3 - Event Recovery
The application form will be available from Thursday 24 March, with guidance available now.
The Events Industry Support Fund 3 is for businesses in the events industry that have not previously received event-related COVID-19 business support funding. Businesses must still be trading and operating, and must have suffered a financial loss due to the cancellation or restriction of events in Scotland between 8 December 2021 and 31 March 2022 due to the Omicron restrictions.
The Events Industry Support Fund 3 is delivered by VisitScotland and its EventScotland team on behalf of the Scottish Government.
This fund is for businesses in the events industry that:
- have not previously received event-related COVID-19 business support funding
- are still trading and operating
- have suffered a financial loss due to the cancellation or restriction of events in Scotland between 8 December 2021 and 31 March 2022 due to the Omicron restrictions (the “Events Disruption Period”)
It is open to the self-employed (as a limited company or as a sole trader), partnerships and incorporated businesses.
Businesses must have a place of business in Scotland or physically operate in Scotland in order to deliver or supply to the cancelled or restricted events.
Eligible businesses should be involved in one or both of the following:
- the staging or delivery of live sporting and cultural events and festivals that take place outdoors or indoors and which are open to the public to attend, participate in or spectate safely
- attracting, hosting or supporting business events, incentives and conferences.
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