Festival & Event Fund

Carlow County Council – Festival & Event Fund

Carlow County Council Festival & Event Fund aims to assist with the creation of community based tourism events for County Carlow. The Fund is a combination of Carlow County Councils own events, events in partnership with other bodies that have similar objectives, and events run by external organisers who receive direct funding contributions from Carlow County Council via an application process for the Festival & Events Fund.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

The scheme is open to groups or organisations that are organising Events and Festivals in 2021.

To be eligible for funding the event must:

  • Have a general audience appeal and be socially inclusive.
  • Clearly demonstrate potential to generate economic, social and/or cultural benefits.
  • Is focused on developing demonstrable, measurable tourism impacts in the County.
  • Complement the County’s calendar of events in relation to attracting overseas’ visitors.
  • Meet the Events Unit’s objective of compiling a varied programme of events throughout the year including content, seasonal and geographical spread.
  • Animate public spaces in creative and innovative ways within the County.
  • Demonstrate financial sustainability and the capacity to develop the event.
  • Have a clear PR and marketing plan including a social media strategy to actively promote the event.

Applicants must also be in a position to confirm the following where applicable:

  • A bank account in its own name and is in a position to supply evidence of adequate insurance cover for all aspects of their activities.
  • Be fully compliant with financial regulations including an up to date Tax Clearance Certificate.
  • Be fully aware of event management requirements and all relevant legislation.
  • Be in a position to provide a Child Safeguarding Statement in line with the Children First Act 2015
  • Be fully compliant with GDPR and its requirements.
  • Submit details of any applications made, intend to be made or awards of funding given by other departments within the Council or any other body
  • Supply a projected budget sheet
  • Provide post event P&L accounts
  • All applications should include a Covid compliance plan in adherence with current government guidelines. Only one application per event will be considered.

Statutory agencies ARE NOT ELIGIBLE to apply. For 2021 , all applications must attend training which will held during May/June 2021. A briefing for potential applications will be held on 12th April @ 8.00pm and places can be registered via HERE

Following the briefing application will have until 25th April 2021 to apply.

TO APPLY CLICK HERE

Fund Details 2021:

Major Festival &   Event - Family Focus Partnership Fund

Fund Size for Call 1:   €18,000

Up to €6,000 per   event

 

 

 

 

 

 

NB:   Selected applications Must Attend Complusary Festival & Event Training in   May/June 2021

The focus of the   Family Focus Partnership Festival & Event is to seek applications from   Community , Voluntary & Business Groups who wish to host a partnership   event with Carlow County Council post September 2021.

 

It is envisaged that   this will fund, drive in cinema events, outdoor family events, and drive in   Firework Events, as examples. The events would be ticketed events to allow   for control of numbers and marketed as a collective package of events by   Carlow County Council in partnership with the communities.

 

It is proposed 1   event per Municipal District is to be approved.

Minor Festival &   Events – Family Focus Fund

Fund Size for Call 1:   €12,000

Up to €1,000 per   event

 

NB:   Selected applications Must Attend Complusary Festival & Event Training in   May/June 2021

The focus of the   Minor Festival & Events – Family Focus Fund is to support visitor   experiences based single day events. The fund will provide up to €1,000 per   application.

Regional Tourism   Festival Funding  

Fund Size for Call 1:   €20,000

Up to €7,000 per   Festival

 

NB:   Selected applications Must Attend Complusary Festival & Event Training in   May/June 2021

This funding will be   provided to festivals which have a direct economic impact by attracting   visitors from outside of County Carlow. The max. funding provided will be up   to €7,000 per festival.

 

Walking / Outdoor   Festival Funding.

Fund Size for Call 1:   €8,000

Up to €4,000 per   Festival.

 

NB:   Selected applications Must Attend Complusary Festival & Event Training in   May/June 2021

The focus of the   walking festival funding is to encourage commercially driven walking festival   and events. A festival is defined as a series of 5-10 walks provided in a   weeklong or weekend programme.