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Support for festivals and events

We're working to establish Dumfries and Galloway as an internationally renowned destination for rural events that continuously attracts new visitors to the region. Advice and funding is available to help.

Major Festivals and Events Strategy

We've developed a strategic framework for major events and festivals in Dumfries and Galloway. The document outlines a set of strategic priorities along with an action plan to take forward major events.

The Major Events Strategic Fund

Financial support for festivals and events could be available if you:

  • attract in the region of 1,000 or more unique visitors
  • operate on a net budget that exceeds £30,000
  • are marketing to a quantifiable target of out of region visitors
  • can demonstrate a good return on public sector investment

Events organisations are encouraged to apply to this fund rather than their respective Area Committees.

Applications for 2017/18 have now closed.

Advice for event organisers

We've also prepared an Events Toolkit which is a practical guide to running festivals and events. The toolkit covers all the key areas of events management and provides some tools that you might find helpful.

Page last updated: 12/12/16