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By Ben Murray
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Regional events growth fund announced

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council have announced that over £120,000 of grant funding for events will be available next year.

This is thanks to the introduction of the Regional Events Growth Fund and the continuation of the Major Events Fund, all as part of the Dumfries and Galloway Events Strategy.

Event and festival organisers can apply to the two funding programmes from October 16 with a deadline of November 24.

The Regional Events Growth Fund is being established to provide finance for the most ambitious community events to grow into regional attractions.

Councillor Ian Blake, Chair of the Council’s Communities Committee said: “Our long-standing events strategies have always been welcomed and embraced by the region’s events sector.

“We have a terrific partnership with the region’s events organisers, and the two funding programmes we have announced will lead to many great projects being supported, to the benefit of local communities and businesses.”

Councillor Jackie McCamon, Vice Chair of Communities Committee said: “Despite the difficult challenges of the cost-of-living crisis and COVID-19, the region’s events sector has proved to be resilient and innovative.

“The Regional Events Growth Fund can help our events sector go from strength to strength and lay down the foundations for many great eye-catching events of the future.”

Full details of the Regional Events Growth fund and Major Events fund are available on the council’s website.

Organisations can also email [email protected] to request the application forms.

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