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International Tourism Events Funding Programme 2023/24 Now Open



Tourism NI’s International Tourism Events Fund for 2023/24 is now open. The programme is designed to support home grown international tourism events occurring between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024. Stage One: all applicants wishing to apply to the International Tourism Events Fund MUST meet with a member of the Tourism NI Events Team. Please contact the team at eventsunit@tourismni.com asap to arrange the meeting, which must be held by 28 October 2022. Events will not be able to progress to Stage Two: Full Application without having held this meeting. Please note the minimum criteria to apply to scheme:

  • Must achieve 5,000 visitors

  • Must have a minimum income and expenditure of £150,000

  • Must attract a significant number of international visitors and deliver appropriate international marketing to deliver on these numbers

  • Must have a minimum economic return of 5:1

  • Must occur on consecutive days with no break in days.

Please note: Information on the National Tourism Events Sponsorship Scheme 2023/24 will be communicated soon. The parameters for this scheme will be:

  • Event must take place between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024

  • Must achieve a minimum of 1,000 in person visitors

  • Must have a minimum income and expenditure of £50,000

  • Must deliver a high-quality experience that is distinct to Northern Ireland and align with the Embrace a Giant Spirit Brand

  • Deliver appropriate marketing activity to target key visitor segments

  • Must occur on consecutive days with no break in days.

  • Must be able to demonstrate the clear and measurable value of the sponsorship award.

Funding award bands: A: £10,000 B: £20,000 C: £30,000



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