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Domestic Event Fund to run until September

Funding available for local events

An initiative aimed at helping locals organise shows, concerts, fairs and competitions has been extended until September.

Government's Domestic Event Fund was set up to stimulate local spend and to drive footfall through the Island's towns and villages.  

£500,000 had been made available until the end of March but the scheme will now continue.

Organisers can apply for up to 80 per cent of the cost of arranging anything from markets to festivals. 

This includes spend on equipment, entertainment, marketing, insurance, and health and safety.

Events which have been supported to date include an esports tournament, the Mollag Ghennal Christmas Concert, the ice rink at Lord Street and Douglas Council's Christmas lights switch-on.

It's been backed by the £100 million Economic Recovery Fund which was set up in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Enterprise Minister Laurence Skelly says with large events cancelled and ongoing travel restrictions affecting the 2021 peak season it is 'vital' that domestic businesses are supported.

For more information about the scheme click HERE.

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