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Tourism


Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is committed to developing the local economy through creating opportunities, supporting local businesses and encouraging new investment.

Within this area the Council has responsibility for tourism.  

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Financial Assistance

The Tourism Development Unit of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council will give consideration to financially supporting events that can provide evidence of supporting one or more of the following:

A/ Attraction of out-of-state visitors and participants to the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area.
B/ Attraction of domestic visitors and participants to the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area.
C/ Generation of ‘bed-nights’ in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area.
D/ Generation of positive publicity for the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area strengthening the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area credibility as a tourist and visitor destination.
E/ Attraction of positive media coverage outside the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area.  
F/ Requires Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council assistance to ensure the overall success of the event.            

Where the main purpose of an event is to raise money for a charity and/ or charities, financial assistance will not normally be provided by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council would encourage early application for support by offering to feature the event in our promotional material where appropriate.

Applications must be based in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area.  Applications must be received no later than 5pm on Friday 30 November 2018.

Financial Assistance for Major Events - Guidance

Application for Grant Assistance over £1,000