International Tourism Events Fund 2020/21


Funding support for the delivery of NI international tourism events taking place between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.

Eligibility criteria: 

Events must satisfy the following requirements to apply for the International Tourism Events Fund:

  • Maximum funding of 50 per cent of eligible costs for private, public and voluntary sector events.
  • Total visitor numbers greater than 5,000.
  • An aimed return on investment of 5:1.
  • A positive media matrix assessment for events where media exposure is a central driver.
  • Funding request greater than £30,000.
  • Events must have a minimum income of £150,000 through ticket sales.
  • private sponsorship, other public sector, merchandise etc. Tourism NI support cannot be included as part of the minimum income requirements.
  • Events must have an overall minimum expenditure of £150,000 prior to receiving money from Tourism NI.
  • All applicants wishing to apply to the International Tourism Events Fund must meet with a member of the Tourism NI Events Team before starting an application.
Additional information: 

Funding can cover costs including:

  • marketing
  • health and safety 
  • venue 
  • production costs
  • equipment hire
  • volunteer training costs
  • security costs
  • bidding costs
  • market research
  • freight costs

The list above is not extensive, so please contact Tourism NI for further information.

Applications will open in Autumn 2019.

Support organisation: 
Tourism Northern Ireland
028 9044 1656