Scotland's Winter Festivals Funding programme is designed to support events that celebrate Scotland's three unique national days - St Andrew's Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night.
From toasting our patron saint on St Andrew’s Day on 30 November, to Burns Night on 25 January and Hogmanay in between, Scotland’s Winter Festivals are designed to celebrate the spirit and authentic traditions of Scotland’s winter season.
The programme aims to bring together communities and visitors from all over the world to celebrate Scotland’s heritage, traditions and modern culture through the best of Scottish music, food and drink, arts and entertainment.
EventScotland, part of VisitScotland's Events Directorate, manages the Scotland’s Winter Festivals event fund on behalf of the Scottish Government as part of its wider Winter Festivals Programme.
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Apply For Funding
Funding for 19/20 event is now OPEN! Application deadline: 5pm Wednesday 10 July 2019.
New events and enquiries: please check out the 19/20 Guidance & Criteria and contact the EventScotland team.
Previously supported events: if you have previously received Scotland’s Winter Festivals funding and have been allocated an Event Manager, please touch base with them in the first instance to discuss your application in greater detail.
Following positive discussions, you will be sent the SWF 19/20 Application Form.
Telephone: (+44) 0131 472 2313
(09:00 – 17:00, Monday to Friday)
Do you need any additional support?
EventScotland are committed to offering an accessible funding and application processes. We can offer additional support to applicants who required a tailored approach. For more information, please contact a member of the team on (+44) 0131 472 2313.
Click here for Scotland's Winter Festival Event Fund Guidance & Crieria.
Click here for more information on what to see and do during winter in Scotland.
Click here for information on Scotland's national days and wider partner acticity.