REGIONAL FESTIVAL APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN- Submission Deadline is Friday 7 September 2012

REGIONAL FESTIVAL APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN

 2013 Regional Programme Guidelines

2013 Regional App Form – Festivals and Events

The 2013 application process for the Regional Festivals and Participative Events Programme is now OPEN.  The submission deadline is Friday 7 September 2012.

 

The Regional Festivals and Events Initiative is administered by Fáilte Ireland/Shannon Development Regional Team.  It is aimed at supporting events which drive domestic tourism and help to improve the visitor’s experience by animating key destinations in Ireland.  Applications for this programme should be submitted via email to Laura Meehan – meehanl@shannondevelopment.ie

 

Minimum Eligibility Thresholds

 

To apply for this programme, events must clearly demonstrate the following:

 

  • Festivals must generate a minimum of 600 bed nights.
  • Participative sporting events must generate a minimum of 1,000 bed nights.
  • The festival /event must have a minimum expenditure of €10,000.
  • To submit an application, the organisers must create tourist packages around the event through co-operation and cross-selling with tourism businesses in the area (e.g; Fáilte Ireland approved accommodation providers and / or restaurants, attractions and activity providers).
  • The event must help to build the visitor experience in the locality and clearly respond to a defined need.
  • A comprehensive business plan must be prepared to include a full income and expenditure budget for the event, and a comprehensive marketing and promotions plan.
  • The profile of the organisers is appropriate to manage the calibre of the proposed event.
  • The event programme will be comprehensive and professionally designed.
  • An ability to support the Gathering Ireland 2013 project in a tangible way may be looked upon favourably.

 

Please find attached the Application Guidelines and the Application Form.  The eligibility criteria and the evaluation criteria and application form are also available online – http://www.failteireland.ie/Develop-Your-Business/Identify-Available-Funding/Festivals-and-Participative-Events-Programme.aspx

 

 

ALL APPLICATIONS FOR 2013 EVENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MIDNIGHT ON Friday 7 September 2012.

 

 

 

Laura Meehan
Tourism Marketing

Shannon Development, Shannon, Co. Clare
T:  +353 61 710319
E: meehanl@shannondevelopment.ie
Corporate Site: www.shannondevelopment.ie

Consumer Information: www.shannonregiontourism.com

www.shannonregiontrails.ie


 

 

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