The deadline for all applications to EventScotland is set for September 30th.
Mon, 10 Sep 2012
Homecoming Scotland 2014 will reinforce Scotland’s position on the international stage as a dynamic and creative nation. It will extend the benefits and opportunities offered by the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup and build on the successes of the first year of Homecoming 2009 by presenting a year-long coordinated programme of inspirational events. This programme will be designed to support Scotland’s events industry, increase visitors to Scotland and generate additional tourism revenue in a celebration of Scotland’s past, present and future in the year that “Scotland welcomes the world”.
Homecoming Scotland 2014 is a Scottish Government initiative managed by EventScotland, which is a part of VisitScotland. Homecoming Scotland 2014 will enable the tourism and events industries to further demonstrate the important role they play in delivering sustainable and sustained growth to Scotland’s economy.
There are three strands to the events programme for Homecoming Scotland 2014
- Funded Events
Events taking place across the country and throughout the year that directly respond to the themes of Homecoming Scotland or existing events that can prove additionality to Scotland.
- Partner Events
Made up from events that may not qualify for direct funding from Homecoming Scotland 2014 but are a good fit with the aims and objectives of the year. They will benefit from joint marketing, branding and event support in general.
- Signature Events
A commissioned programme of internationally significant events taking place across the year driving significant numbers of visitors from outwith Scotland.
How to Apply
The Funded Events Programme is now open. This is a two stage process. A pre-application form must be completed before you are issued with a full application form. Please read the guidelines carefully and if you think your event fits within the criteria set, fill out a pre-application form and a member of the Homecoming Scotland 2014 team will then be in touch to discuss your application.
Step 1 : Download guidelines
Step 2 : Complete the pre-application questionnaire
Application deadline 30th September.