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Applications open today (Tuesday, 13 November 2018) for the events and festivals sector across Scotland to apply to the
Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 Events Programme Open Fund.

2020 has been designated Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, a year that will spotlight, celebrate and promote opportunities to experience and enjoy Scotland’s unrivalled Coasts and Waters, encouraging responsible engagement and participation from the people of Scotland and our visitors. The delivery of an exciting programme of special events is an important part of the year.

For more information on how to apply, please follow the link below to the EventScotland funding page where the Events Programme Open Fund Guidance and Criteria is available for download. 


A total Open Fund of £600,000 has been made available across two funding rounds. Applications for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are invited.
Round 1 is for events that are already in design and development where applicants should be in a position to be part of the first programme announcement planned for Spring 2019. The deadline for receipt of applications for Round 1 is 5pm Monday 14 January 2019.
Round 2 applicants should be in a position to be part of the Autumn 2019 programme announcement. The deadline for receipt of applications for
Round 2 is 5pm Friday 7 June 2019.

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