The Capital Events Fund

Over a third of all events support by the Gov through the Domestic Events Fund have been in the island’s capital.

The figures were revealed through a Tynwald written question from Douglas South MHK Claire Christian.

The fund was set up to support events across the island, whether run by local authorities or businesses, with the gov paying up to 80% of the total cost.

In his response, Enterprise Minister Dr Alex Allinson said: ‘To date 45 events have been supported by the Fund across a range of geographic areas and from a variety of applicants including organisations, businesses, charities and local authorities. At present the majority of events are due to take place before the end of 2021. However, with a recent extension of the event eligibility until the end of March 2022 it is hoped that the Fund can continue to support further events across the Island into the New Year.’

His answer does then go on to include a table which actually includes 47 events, 17 of which happened, or are set to happen, in Douglas.

After the capital, the next highest number of events were held in Port Erin, which had seven and Peel which had six.

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