Regional Festival & Participative Events Scheme 2019

Sligo County Council is inviting applications for funding under the Regional Festivals and Participative Events Scheme 2019.

This funding aims to support festivals and participative events that will drive tourism and help to improve the visitor experience in County Sligo. 

To be considered for funding under this Scheme, events must generate a minimum of 500 visitor or tourist bed nights in paid accommodation. 

The Scheme is aimed at festivals and participative events that fit into one of the following categories:

  • General Festivals (i.e. literary, historic, traditional culture or family focused).
  • Arts, Music and Theatre
  • Food & Drink
  • Sports and Outdoors
  • Business and Education
  • Other (to be specified)

Please Note: There is no guarantee of funding and eligible applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis against the criteria set out in the Applicant Guidelines. 

Closing date for receipt of completed applications is 4.00pm on Monday, 18th February, 2019. 

Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Application Forms and the Applicant Guidelines are available to download at: and from the Community & Economic Development Office, Sligo County Council, City Hall, Quay Street, Sligo – Telephone  071 9114430.