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West Dunbartonshire Council Enhancing Tourism Events and Attractions Grants

Support provided by West Dunbartonshire Council

What does this involve?

West Dunbartonshire Council offers grants of up to £10,000 to support and promote new or existing events and visitor attractions in West Dunbartonshire that will raise the area’s profile as a visitor destination and increase visitor numbers.

The grant will support tourism activities and projects that are designed to increase visitor numbers and tourism revenue in the West Dunbartonshire area and create local employment opportunities.

The programme will support 2 types of projects:

  • Tourism-related events - events that aim to attract visitors to the area and increase tourism spend
  • Visitor attractions - visitor activities and tourism-related projects developed by a business through expansion or diversification of its products or services to enhance the area's tourism

Am I eligible?

To be eligible for tourism events funding, the lead applicant should reside in West Dunbartonshire. However, applications will be considered if the applicant resides outwith the area but can provide clear evidence of benefits to West Dunbartonshire.

To be eligible for visitor attraction funding, businesses must:

  • be located in West Dunbartonshire
  • have been trading for at least 12 months
  • have fewer than 50 employees at the time they apply

Lead applicants must be (one of the following):

  • a registered business with a bank account that has been trading for more 12 months
  • a constituted group with a registered bank account with at least 2 signatories

Full details of the eligibility criteria are available on the West Dunbartonshire Council website.

What does this cost?

It is free to apply for the Enhancing Tourism and Events Attractions Grant.

Who is this for?

Businesses and constituted groups that have been trading for more than 12 months. 

How long does this take?

The Enhancing Tourism Events & Attractions Grant can be applied for all year round. Applications can take up to 2 weeks to be approved.

The fund will be available from April 2023 to March 2025, or until the annual budget is fully used, whichever comes first.

Important information

A business may only apply once for funding through this grant programme.

The fund will be available from April 2023 to March 2025, or until the annual budget is fully used, whichever comes first.

Applicants will be asked to submit evidence to support their applications.

The fund has been developed as part of a package of activities for businesses through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Next steps

Visit the West Dunbartonshire Council website for more information and to apply for the fund.

Support provided by West Dunbartonshire Council