An online toolkit for event organisers

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    Porthcawl Interceltic Festival
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    Farmer's Market
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    Porthcawl Interceltic Festival
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    Wiggle Bike Ride Wales
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    Crowd at Elvis Festival World record attempt
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    Wiggle Bike Ride Wales
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    Elf-Steddfod
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    This is Your Heritage
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    Elf-Steddfod

Funders

There is a range of options for you to consider in raising the funds you need. You may use funds within your organisation, you may charge attendance or for bigger events, you might need to consider grant funding or sponsorship.

Grant funds:There are a number of on-line funding resources which may be a useful starting point such as www.grantnet.com, www.grantfinder.co.uk, and

www.fundingcentral.org.uk.

The Tourism Team at Bridgend County Borough Council can advise whether any grant funds are available to specifically support events that attract visitors to the area.  You could also consider approaching the Welsh Government's Major Events Unit (MEU) which provides funding for major events in Wales; the Big Lottery Fund which provides funding to support a range of good causes including projects that improve health, education and the environment and the Arts Council of Wales which provides a wealth of funding advice, guidelines and directory on the many sources of funding for the arts in Wales.

Each funder will have their preferred application process, but some things are common to all of them. When applying, make sure that you: 

  • Understand their criteria for allocating funding, make sure you meet the criteria and show this within your application;
  • Find out from the funder how you apply to them. It might be an application form or maybe a letter with a project outline;
  • Know how much you can apply for, ensure you are realistic about how much you require and that any budgets you enclose with your application are correct;
  • Complete all of the application and enclose any additional evidence that they request;
  • Always keep a copy of your application form and any additional documents for reference.