Scotland's Pivotal Event Businesses Fund Reopens

Expressions of Interest for the Pivotal Event Businesses Fund will reopen temporarily to allow businesses who were unable to complete the EOI due to the Festive holiday period, the opportunity to apply.


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The Pivotal Event Businesses Fund has been established to provide financial support to event businesses critical to Scotland’s events sector and without whom our capacity to deliver major events would be significantly reduced.

The £6 million fund is being delivered by VisitScotland on behalf of the Scottish Government and has been developed in consultation with the Event Industry Advisory Group.

The fund is open to event businesses whose primary role as organisers, suppliers, contractors and venues is critical to the survival of the events sector in Scotland, and upon whom the wider events industry and supply chain are most reliant for their own business and operations.

Funding will be prioritised towards those businesses that can evidence and demonstrate they play a pivotal role across the events industry in Scotland and are in financial difficulty as a direct result of COVID-19.

Applicants can apply for grants from £25,000 up to a maximum £150,000, and the amount applied for should demonstrate financial need and will require to be evidenced at the application stage. 

Businesses will be able to submit an Expression of Interest via the below link from Wednesday 13 January until Monday 18 January 2021 at 5pm.

Before submitting an Expression of Interest, please review the full guidance document* and eligibility criteria to establish whether your business is eligible to apply.