Destination Events

Destination Events fund for Berwick upon Tweed

The Destination Events fund has been reopened and applications are invited for events taking place between 1st April to 30th September 2020. The deadline for the submission of funding applications for events in 2020 is 5pm on 29th November 2019.

The Welcome Visitor Project has launched a fund to develop the local events and festivals programme in order to attract more visitors and to ensure Berwick upon Tweed is a vibrant and exciting visitor destination.

The Destination Events Fund will provide financial support for activities which add new dimensions to the current Festivals & Events programme or deliver new events which help to promote and celebrate Berwick’s distinctiveness.

The Welcome Visitor Steering Group has allocated £25,000 for events taking place in 2020.

In order to support a wide and diverse programme of activities we anticipate the average grant will be around £4,000 for Peak Period (July – September 2020) events, and unrestricted for Off-Peak (April – June 2020) events. This is a guide figure only as both larger and smaller scale events will be considered and will be assessed against the funding criteria.

Destination Events Round 2 Guidance and Application

Please do not amend or remove any sections of this form, we require all fields to be completed in order to make a decision on your application.

Applicants are advised that the grant being offered constitutes State Aid as defined under Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union and is being granted as De Minimis Aid under Commission Regulation EC 1407/2013 (the De Minimis Aid Regulation).

European Commission rules prohibit any undertaking from receiving more than €200,000 De Minimis Aid during a three year period (current financial year and two previous financial years). Any De Minimis Aid granted over the €200,000 limit may be subject to repayment with interest.

Applicants will be required to complete a declaration providing to us information about all De Minimis Aid You have received in the last three years. Nil returns are required.