The Event Industry Forum is inviting applications for grants for projects that will benefit the events industry.

The Forum, which brings together 26 trade bodies and similar organisations from across the event industry, has funding available to support projects that will be of general benefit to the outdoor sector.

Since taking over publication of The Purple Guide from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) two years ago, the Forum has already provided over £70,000 in grants and support for projects to help the sector. It has also made a commitment to provide £5,000 per annum to support event students attend industry conventions.

The Forum is committed to using funds raised from sales of the Guide to support projects that will have a wide benefit to the events industry.

Grant Guidelines

Grant applications must be able to ‘demonstrate a purpose that will benefit and support the interests of the outdoor events industry, be it the whole or any part of it’.

At least 20% of grant funds will be withheld until EIF receives a full report of the completed project. Grant recipients must issue press releases both before and after the project, recognising EIF’s funding support. Press releases must be approved by EIF before being issued.

Any publication, report or marketing material produced referring to the project must acknowledge EIF’s funding support.

More details of how to apply are available here

Photo: Ania Shrimpton @ Black Deer Festival