South Dublin County Council promote the Tourism Events and Festivals Grant Scheme 2019Back to List
South Dublin County Council promote the Tourism Events and Festivals Grant Scheme 2019
Fund available for engaging festival / event ideas for Autumn and Winter season.
South Dublin County Council is delighted to offer 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 events/festivals that are supported by local businesses and communities which will add value to our tourism product. 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 such as cultural, food, sports and activity-based tourism, aimed at growing the visitor economy are included in the grant offering.
Having been launched as a pilot scheme in 2018, the Tourism Events and Festivals Grant proved to be a great success providing funding in the sum of €24,910 to a variety of organisations who ran events in South Dublin County. These events included Dublin’s Masters International Basketball Tournament, The 59th Liffey Descent, Clondalkin Handcraft and Horticultural Show, and South Dublin on Ice.
Fiona Guinan, Secretary of the Clondalkin Handcraft and Horticultural Show said “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, and 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 for the scheme, event organisers can complete an application form online by visiting https://www.sdcc.ie/en/services/sport-and-recreation/tourism or send hard copies to The County Promotion Unit, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications is Friday 30 August, 2019
For more information, contact South Dublin County Council Communications Unit at email@example.com
IMAGE 1:Eileen Bilington (left) and Ramona Valentine (right) at the Clondalkin Handcraft and Horticultural Show at Newland’s Garden Centre.
IMAGE 2: some of the floral displays at the Clondalkin Handcraft and Horticultural Show at Newland’s Garden Centre.
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About South Dublin County Council
South Dublin County Council is one of four local authority areas in the Dublin region.
The Council provides and funds a broad range of services including housing, roads, walking and cycling routes, parks and playgrounds, libraries, sports facilities, litter control, arts centres, enterprise units, fire services, community infrastructure and financial support. It also serves as a platform for local democracy with 40 councillors spread across seven electoral areas.
Bounded by the River Liffey to the North and the Dublin Mountains to the South, the County lies 16 kilometres south-west of Dublin city centre and has an administrative footprint of 223sq. kilometres.
The County has nine main villages Clondalkin, Lucan, Palmerstown, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Templeogue, Saggart, Rathcoole and Newcastle and is bounded by adjoining counties of Wicklow, Kildare, Dublin City, Fingal and Dún Laoghaire.