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Festivals and Participative Events Programmes 2017
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    Download a template for an International Sales Plan

    Use and amend this International Sales Plan as required.

    2017 National Grant Claim

    To draw down a grant that has been offered in the National Programme, please download the claim instructions document and follow the steps outlined.

    All completed claims should be emailed to Festival Claims. Hard copies of any documentation will not be accepted.

    Download claim instructions & templates

    2017 Regional Grant Claim

    Queries regarding regional festival claims should be sent to the relevant programme area contact.

    Dublin: colin.hindle@failteireland.ie

    Ireland’s Ancient East: mary.allen@failteireland.ie

    Wild Atlantic Way: marian.leydon@failteireland.ie

    Converting website traffic to festival visitors

    Watch our webinar on ‘The most important element of a festival website for converting visitors’.

    Watch the webinar

    Using social media to promote your festival

    Watch our webinar on ‘Top tips for using social media to promote your festival’.

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    Contact us

    If you require more advice on funding, please contact the festivals team at: events@failteireland.ie

    Festivals and Participative Events Programmes 2017

    About the Regional Programme

    This programme is aimed at supporting domestic festivals and participative events which drive domestic tourism and help to improve the visitor experience by animating destinations in Ireland. In 2017, €690,000 was allocated by Fáilte Ireland to support 218 festivals and participative events.

    Programme guidelines

    Applicants can download a copy of the Programme Guidelines which outline the purpose of the programme, the qualifying conditions and the minimum eligibility thresholds.

    Download the Regional Programme Guidelines for 2017 [pdf, 2.8mb]

    Opening and closing dates

    Applications for the 2017 Regional Programme are now closed.

    Claims process

    Regional festivals and participative events grant claims must be submitted via the Tradeportal link.

    Help and assistance

    Any queries should be directed to the Fáilte Ireland Customer Support team on 1890 697000 or +35318847101 or emailed to customersupport@failteireland.ie

    Applicants to the Regional Programme

    Applicants to the Regional Festivals & Participative Events Programme 2017 can access their account below.

    2017 applicants can access their account here

    About the National Programme

    Festivals and events have been identified as being an important component of the Irish tourism product offering. Festivals provide opportunities to showcase culture, people and places, thereby greatly improving the visitor experience of Ireland. They also help improve the distribution of tourism revenue around the country. Consequently, Fáilte Ireland provides considerable supports to festivals and events through its National Programme, investing approximately €2.8million in 35 festivals and participative events around Ireland in 2017.

    Programme guidelines

    Applicants can download a copy of the National Programme Guidelines which outline the purpose of the programme, the qualifying conditions and the minimum eligibility thresholds.

    Download the National Programme Guidelines for 2017 [pdf, 4.9kb]

    Opening and closing dates

    Applications for the 2017 programme are now closed and the 2018 programme will open later in the year.

    Help and assistance

    Any queries should be directed to the Fáilte Ireland Customer Support team on 1890 697000 or +35318847101 or emailed to customersupport@failteireland.ie

    Applicants to the National Programme

    Applicants to the National Festivals & Participative Events Programme 2017 can access their form below.

    2017 applicants can access their forms here