Festival & Events Funding Scheme 2024

Festival and events funding

Applications are now open for Festival and Events Funding Scheme 2024 until January 31, 2024

Fingal County Council’s Events Unit was established in 2010 to organise and support events happening within the County. Since its establishment, applications for events have increased substantially. The support programme is a combination of Fingal County Council’s own events, events in partnership with other bodies that have similar objectives, and events organised by external organisations who receive funding directly from Fingal County Council through a financial assistance programme.

Festivals and Events are a celebration of creativity and diversity and have an immensely positive impact on the cultural wealth of Fingal. Every year, over 100 events occur across the county, from major music and theatre festivals to seafood festivals, local summer festivals, community run events and parades. They provide a platform for the arts, sports, food, history and entertainment and celebrate a wealth of lifestyle and passions. They offer a host of economic, social, and cultural benefits to communities. Economically, events stimulate the growth of the local economy and socially, embrace community pride, provide education and strengthen community relationships.

The scheme offers an opportunity for funding under three Strands for Festival & Events taking place in 2024.

The three strands of Events and Festivals funding are:

S1: Delivery and Programming of Small Scale & New Festivals & Events

S2: Delivery and Programming of Medium and Large-Scale Festivals and Events

S3: Festival and Events Economic Development and Sustainability


Applications are to be submitted online at: https://submit.link/22Q

If you are successful in securing funding for an event, which is intended to be held on (or part of) Fingal land, you must apply for an Event Permit to your Operational Area. More details can be found here