South Dublin County Council Offer Tourism Festival Grant Scheme

South Dublin County Council is offering a Tourism Events and Festivals Grant Scheme for Autumn / Winter 2019.

This funding programme is aimed at organisations and organisers who plan to hold a public festival or event within South Dublin County Council’s administrative area. The aim is to fund innovative projects that are supported by local businesses and communities which will bring tourism.

The maximum grant available is €7,500 and is paid directly relating to the number of spectators from out of county and overseas. Key priority areas – aimed at growing the visitor economy – such as culture, food, sports and activity-based tourism are included in the grant offering.

Having launched as a pilot scheme in 2018, the Tourism Events and Festivals Grant proved to be a great success. It provided funding in the sum of €24,910 to a variety of organisations who ran events in South Dublin County. These included the Dublin’s Masters International Basketball Tournament, The 59th Liffey Descent, Clondalkin Handcraft and Horticultural Show (pictured), and South Dublin on Ice.

Fiona Guinan, Secretary of the Clondalkin Handcraft and Horticultural Show said in a statement: “The Tourism Events and Festivals Grant was invaluable in helping the Clondalkin Handcraft and Horticultural Show to have our biggest and most successful show to date.”

“We have hosted the show for the last 5 years, after reviving the show that ran for 30 years until the 1990s. It has grown each year with the help of many hardworking volunteers, sponsoring companies, fundraising and fantastic ongoing support from South Dublin County Council’s Dublin’s Outdoors Team.”

Up to €30,000 has been allocated for The Tourism Events and Festivals Scheme for 2019. To apply, event organisers can complete an application form online by visiting www.sdcc.ie, send hard copies to The County Promotion Unit, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24 or email [email protected]

Closing date for applications is Friday, August 30, 2019

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