The new Domestic Support Fund has been launched to offer financial support to UK not-for-profit organisations, including associations and charities to kick-start the return of business events and showcase that the UK is ready to meet again.

Support available

The financial support available is based on the number of delegates attending a live event, or the live component of a hybrid event. The event organisation can apply for £30 per delegate (cash incl. VAT) attending an event. Approved applications will receive financial support, after the event has taken place, and submission of evidence to support total number of attendees.

Offered as a ‘Small Amount of Financial Assistance’ grant scheme, this support is available for events from 100 to 500 people, to a maximum value of £15,000 support. In applying for this fund applications must be clear on why support is needed.

All activities need to take place within the dates 21 June to 17 December 2021 and evidence provided by 1 March 2022.

For the full eligibility criteria and details on how to apply, visit the VisitBritain website

To note, there is specific guidance for events in Wales, please find further details on the website.

Published 17 June 2021

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