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— Programme content: what will happen and at what point?
— Why it’s different and distinctive
— How it is inspired by Tees Valley’s landscape
— How audiences / participants will engage
— Reference to any similar products elsewhere from which inspiration has been
drawn or lessons can be learned
Please include reference to:
— Examples of previous festivals / events delivered
— Event Safety
— Development of event management plans
— Liaising with Independent Safety Advisory Groups (ISAG) and local stakeholders
— Any event management qualifications that you or your team hold
— Who are the primary target audiences for your festival or event?
— What is their demographic profile?
— Where will they come from?
— What type of activities do they enjoy?
— Please refer to the target audiences set out in the Tees Valley Destination Management Plan.
— What do you want your audience to feel / take away from the festival / event?
— Are they new or existing audiences?
— If existing, how will you attract them to the event?
— How do you plan to attract new audiences to Tees Valley?
— Please outline your communication and marketing strategy for engaging with
— Describe the accessibility of locations / venues and any plans you have in place
to make these more accessible?
— Will you encourage and facilitate participation for people with a disability or long-
term health condition?
— How will you engage with people from the global majority who may be underrepresented in the outdoors and outdoor activity.
Please use the spreadsheet template ‘Project Budget and Delivery Plan’ to provide a detailed
breakdown of your project income and expenditure for 2024/25 and 2025/26. Please also
include 2026/27 budget to help TVCA understand the sustainability of your festival / event
beyond TVCA investment.
Remember to upload your project budget at the end of the online application form.
Visitors can include participants and audience members who are visiting Tees Valley to attend the festival / event. Please note that TVCA investment is only until 2026.
Providing estimated numbers for beyond 2026 will help TVCA to calculate the economic
impact of your event.
The UK subsidy control regime began on 4 January 2023. It enables public authorities, including devolved administrations and local authorities, to give subsidies that are tailored to their local needs, and that drive economic growth while minimising distortion to UK competition and protecting our international obligations. Under the Subsidy Control Act 2022 ('the Act'), Tees Valley Combined Authority is under a legal obligation to design any subsidy to ensure that it complies with the Act. Applicants must confirm how much public funding the business or organisation has received in the last 3 financial years which has been classified as ‘De-Minimis’ under the former State Aid regime or Minimal Financial Assistance or Services of public economic interest under the Subsidy Control Act 2022. Subject to the amount stated applicants may be required to complete a Minimal Financial Assistance Notification or provide an independent subsidy control assessment from a legal professional. For more information on the UK Subsidy Control Regime please go to https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/subsidy-control-regime.
Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) exemption specified in section 36 (1) of the Subsidy Control Act 2022 allows a company or business to receive up to £315,000 of public funding over a rolling three-year period. Please declare the full amount of public subsidies you have already received over the last 3 years (beginning with the date on which the Minimal Financial Assistance was given) under the Minimal Financial Assistance rules. The following is not a comprehensive list of the possible forms of subsidy. However, it should give an indication of the most common forms of subsidy, which you may have received over the past three years. Potentially any assistance from a public body might be a subsidy. Should you have any doubts on this matter, please contact the body from which the assistance was received.
I declare that the amount of subsidy received by the organisation over the last three years is as
Please consent to TVCA undertaking financial due diligence checks using the information provided in this form. TVCA will need undertake financial due diligence on eligible organisations that pass initial
assessment on the organisation and its officers and will provide the TVCA Creative Place Team with a risk assessment to inform the final decision. These due diligence checks will be commensurate and dependant on size and type of organisation. We may need to ask you for additional information at this stage.
This may include:
We may request additional documentation in order to complete these checks such as;
TVCA grant funding is, as a rule, issued in arrears. However, we are aware that some of the businesses we support operate on a project-by-project basis without significant reserves/cash in the bank. Therefore, without advance funds delivery of the project would be difficult to cashflow.
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