A new fund supporting the events industry recovery will provide financial support to not-for-profit organisations hosting domestic business events from 21 June to 17 December 2021.
The new Domestic Support Fund is designed to offer financial support to kick start the return of business events and to showcase that the UK is ready to meet again and has adapted to new ways of meeting in a COVID-19 secure environment.
Financial support is based on number of delegates attending a live event, or the live component of a hybrid event. The event organisation can apply for £30 per delegate (cash incl. VAT) attending an event. Approved applications will receive financial support, after the event has taken place, and submission of evidence to support total number of attendees.
Welcoming the launch of the fund was St Austell and Newquay’s Member of Parliament Steve Double, who said:
“The events sector is an important part of the visitor economy, particularly outside of the peak season. I am delighted to see the Government providing more assistance for organisations to allow them to return to hosting business events as we continue our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
“This financial support will be of real assistance in allowing COVID-safe events to take place and will enable organisations to kick start their work going forward.”
“I encourage interested organisations in Mid-Cornwall to look at the guidance and apply for the support that is now available.”
Offered as a ‘Small Amount of Financial Assistance’ grant scheme, this support is available for events from 100 to 500 people, to a maximum value of £15,000 support. In applying for this fund applications must be clear on why support is needed.
All activities need to take place within the dates 21 June to 17 December 2021 and evidence provided by 1 March 2022.
For more information and how to apply, follow the link below: