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Skiddle launches promoter bursary scheme alongside NTIA

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Skiddle has relaunched its promoter bursary scheme alongside not-for-profit trade body The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA). 

The Skiddle Promoter Fund, supported by the NTIA, will award funding to event organisers specifically running student-focussed events in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Each applicant is able to bid for a grant up to £1,000 (€1,200/$1,300) which must be used for a student-centred event in either September or October this year. Those that are successful will receive financial help as well as invaluable advice on launch strategies, key sales dates, and marketing and ticketing knowledge from Skiddle’s experienced in-house team.

“We are thrilled to announce the return of the Skiddle Promoter Fund, in collaboration with the NTIA,” said Lisa Braithwaite, senior marketing manager at Skiddle. “Having been in the industry for over 20 years, it is very important to us to ensure the continuity of events and night-time culture across the UK.

“Supporting new promoters is what Skiddle is all about, and we’re excited to see what ideas and concepts come out of this student-focused bursary scheme. The deadline is fast approaching so be sure to get in your application now to ensure you’re in with a chance of getting some money to put towards your event.”

The Skiddle Promoter Fund is now open to promoters with the deadline falling on Monday, July 31. Those that are successful will be contacted via email in the weeks following the deadline.

Michael Kill, chief executive of the NTIA, added: “We are extremely excited to announce our collaboration with Skiddle’s Promoter Fund, which will give thousands of promoters an opportunity to access well-needed funding for their events.

“It’s amazing to see companies like Skiddle investing in the future of the sector, encouraging new ideas and concepts to keep an extremely important industry moving forward even during these uncertain times.”