Event industry support fund 3: equality impact assessment

Equality impact assessment for the event industry support fund 3.

Name of Grant

Event Industry Support Fund (EISF) 3

Policy Lead

Rachael McKechnie, Deputy Director, Major Events and Themed Years

Legal power used

Scottish Government funding is being used for the Omicron Event Sector Open Fund (named EISF 3). The fund is being administered by VisitScotland. As VisitScotland is a Non Departmental Public Body (NDPD) it is covered by the Scottish Budget in particular Schedule 1 purpose 8 of the Budget (Scotland) Act 2021 which gives Scottish Ministers the power to fund tourism.

Funding is delivered through the grant making powers of:

Sections 126 and 127 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996. It is made on the basis that the funding is fostering employment as an express purpose as well as stopping areas being blighted by the collapse of employment; and

Section 23 of the National Heritage (Scotland) Act 1985 that gives Scottish Ministers authority to make payments to anybody who appears likely to promote the development or understanding of cultural or scientific matters.


Email: majorevents@gov.scot

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