The programme has been designed to support home grown and international events taking place between 1st April 2011 and the 31st march 2012.

In line with the Tourism Strategy for Northern Ireland 2010- 2020, NITB aims to fund events that will increase visitor numbers and spend in the local economy.

There are two funding programmes for events

–          The National Events Fund
–          The International Events Fund

You can apply online now at All application guidelines are available to view before completing the application.
The application process will close on Monday 28th February 2011 at 12 noon. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

NITB will also be holding a series of roadshows to help application understand the new funding model and online form. At each roadshow there will be a demonstration of the online application and an opportunity to ask questions about the process.
The Roadshows venues and dates are as follows:

Date: 11 February 2011
Venue: NITB Head Office, 59 North Street, BT1 1NB.
Time: 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm

Date: 14 February 2011
Venue: Coleraine Borough Council, 66 Portstewart Road, BT52 1EY
Time: 11am to 1pm

Date: 15 February 2011
Venue: Fermanagh District Council, Town Hall, BT74 7BA
Time: 12pm to 2pm

Additional workshop date added: Monday 21st February 12pm-2pm. NITB Head Office, 59 North Street, Belfast, BT1 1NB.

For more information or to attend one of the workshops please contact NITB events unit on 028 9044 1598 or

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