Tourist Board funding roadshow to visit Enniskillen

Published: 10 Sep 2012 16:46

An NITB roadshow to help people access the tourism events fund stops off in Enniskillen this week.

Tourism Minister Arlene Foster.

The roadshow takes place in the Killyhevlin Hotel from 10am, Wednesday, September 12.

It comes after Tourism Minister Arlene Foster launched the 2013/14 Tourism Event Funding Programme.

The scheme, administered by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board (NITB), aims to drive visitor numbers, increase spend in the local economy and raise the profile of Northern Ireland as a positive place to visit, live, work, study and invest in.

It will support and further develop national and international tourism events taking place from 1 April, 2013 until 31 March, 2014.

Speaking at the launch, Arlene Foster said: "Building on the legacy of ni2012 'Our Time, Our Place', the Tourism Events Funding Programme presents a great opportunity to keep the momentum going into 2013 and beyond.

"The events industry is of crucial importance to Northern Ireland and an innovative series of fresh events covering a broad range of our cultural, arts and sport offering is a great draw for tourists both at home and further afield."

NITB is encouraging event organisers across Northern Ireland to be proactive and come forward to take advantage of the two financial programmes available.The International Tourism Events Fund will support high profile events that will attract a global audience and provide a high return on investment. The National Tourism Events Fund will support events that highlight the best that regions of Northern Ireland have to offer.

Local authorities remain responsible for events and festivals that positively impact local communities.

Susie McCullough, Director of Marketing and Events, NITB said: "The Tourism Event Funding Programme acts as a catalyst and motivator for the events industry. Events reflect the friendliness of our people, the vibrancy of our cities, the beauty of our landscapes and the commonality of our rich heritage.

"The Tourism Events Fund provides much needed support to promoters. It also helps the industry maximise proven economic benefits and showcases Northern Ireland as a world class destination."

An open call for applications will be available to organisations or individuals in the public, private and voluntary sectors, from 10 September 2012. The events that receive support will be those that fit current themes and demonstrate how they meet 10 key criteria. Funding will be available for up to 50% of successful applicants' eligible costs.

The series of NITB road-shows, set up to help organisers with the application process, will take place in Enniskillen on Wednesday and also in Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Coleraine and Newry over the next week. Details of road-shows, guidance and practical help are available from http://www.nitb.com/events, or alternatively contact the NITB Events Unit on Tel: 028 9044 1593 or email: eventsunit@nitb.com.

Jump to first paragraph.

Get more stories from our Roundup section

20 Apr 2014 09:00 • Editorial Department

‘End of an era’ for Leslie and McCrea family

Tempo Primary’s long serving caretaker - whose family has a long connection with the Fermanagh school - was paid a warm tribute at the start of the school’s Easter Holidays.

Social: Comments0 comments

19 Apr 2014 21:00 • Brian Donaldson

First election nominations made at Townhall

The countdown to the first election for seats on the new Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on May 22 has begun with the first candidates nominating at Enniskillen Townhall this week.

Social: Comments0 comments

19 Apr 2014 17:10

Mallards gain another crucial point in safety battle

Ballinamallard took another step closer to safety as they claimed a share of the spoils at home to Ballymena today.

Social:

19 Apr 2014 15:00 • Meadhbh Monahan

Leading anti-fracker believes local protesters are on the right track

Founder of Frack Free Sussex and Britain and Ireland Frack Free, Vanessa Vine visited Enniskillen last Saturday to discuss the local anti-fracking campaign.

Social: Comments0 comments

19 Apr 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Road rage car chase for boxing champ who turned away from possible fight

A boxing champion shied away from a fight with a man over twice his age only to become embroiled in a road rage incident.

Social:

19 Apr 2014 11:00 • Editorial Department

Milk suppliers assured that Society is debt free

The forty-eight former Fivemiletown milk suppliers have been assured that Fivemiletown and Brookeborough Co-operative and Agricultural Dairy Society (the Society) is debt free and that they will “continue to be paid”.

Social: Comments0 comments

19 Apr 2014 09:00 • Rodney Edwards

Elliott votes against bill on powers for new Super Councils

ULSTER Unionist MLA Tom Elliott has joined his party colleagues in voting against the Local Government Bill, the legislation that sets out the powers of the new Super Councils. Mr. Elliott spoke of his concern around community planning ahead of the amalgamation which will see 26 Councils merge into 11, including the amalgamation of Fermanagh District Council and Omagh District Council

Social:

19 Apr 2014 08:30

Police name motorcyclist killed in Fivemiletown crash

Police can confirm that a male motorcyclist has died following a two vehicle road traffic collision on the Belfast Road in Fivemiletown last night, Friday 18 April.

Social:

18 Apr 2014 22:00 • Rodney Edwards

Orange audit: 93 per cent believe Catholics ‘suspicious’ of order

A MAJOR survey into the Orange Order in Fermanagh has found that 92.8 per cent of people who took part in the project believe Catholics are “suspicious” of the organisation.

Social: Comments0 comments

18 Apr 2014 19:00

'We have a big eight days ahead of us' - Anderson

By 5pm on Saturday April 26 all the decisions will be made in the Danske Bank Premiership and Championship One. The destination of the title will be decided and who is going down or which teams are facing a play off will be known.

Social:

18 Apr 2014 17:00 • Rodney Edwards

Enterprise Minister disagrees with keeping Aventas Group all locally owned

ENTERPRISE Minister Arlene Foster says she cannot support the view of local political representatives, including her DUP colleague Maurice Morrow, that the Aventas Group in Derrylin must remain exclusively locally owned.

Social: Comments0 comments

18 Apr 2014 15:00 • Editorial Department

Tweets of the Week - did you make it?

Charlie Lawson @charlie_lawson1 I’m reliably informed that my alter ego and constant companion is to return, so he is. Must contact The Home Secretary to confirm.

Social: Comments0 comments

18 Apr 2014 13:00 • Editorial Department

Foster vows to take school merger to the Assembly

“I am not powerless, I will fight this,” declares Stormont Minister Arlene Foster as she reflects on the fall-out over the proposal by the Western Education and Library Board to amalgamate Portora Royal School with Collegiate Grammar School.

Social: Comments0 comments

18 Apr 2014 11:00 • Lily Dane

Those were the days: Miss Derryclavin Selected

This image “Miss Derryclavin” Selected was featured in The Impartial Reporter on April 16, 1964.

Social: Comments0 comments

18 Apr 2014 08:30

Depression is an illness, mourners told at Kenny Andrews funeral

MOURNERS at the funeral of Brookeborough man Kenneth Andrews who died unexpectedly last week were told that the 47-year-old had been fighting a private battle with depression.

Social:

17 Apr 2014 19:00 • Rodney Edwards

#fermanaghspake This Week is...

‘I’m not half well’

Social: Comments0 comments

17 Apr 2014 18:06 • Rodney Edwards

Would-be Unionist politician admits Catholic Facebook question was 'badly worded'

A would-be politician seeking a seat in the new Fermanagh and Omagh Council for the Ulster Unionist Party has defended himself for a second time following comments he made on Facebook.

Social:

17 Apr 2014 17:01

Fermanagh's 'different breed' that sets the Orange Standard

Let me get the amateur sociology out of the way first: ‘Out-group homogeneity’. It describes a bias that any group of people are prone to have.

Social:

17 Apr 2014 16:30

Why are you 'punishing a good school'?

The proposed Development Proposal to close both Enniskillen Collegiate School and Portora Royal School and open a new school on a split site, will go before the members of the Western Education and Library Board on May 8 for approval.

Social:

17 Apr 2014 15:57

Meeting exposed WELB's 'weak process and weak argument' says Collegiate head

THE Collegiate Grammar School’s consultation meeting on its proposed amalgamation with Portora Royal exposed the Western Education Library Board’s (WELB) “weak process and weak argument”, according to principal, Elizabeth Armstrong.

Social: