Financial Support

Fáilte Ireland, Ireland’s National tourism Authority, offers association conferences financial support of between €10 and €20 per international delegate, depending on the size of the conference.

Association Conference Financial Support Scheme

If you are thinking of bringing an international conference to Ireland, or you are already involved in this process, you may apply to Fáilte Ireland for financial support to assist you with your bid and maximise delegate attendance.

The Conference Financial Support Scheme can assist you every step of the way, from bid stage right through to marketing your conference to ensure that your conference will be a successful and memorable one.

Broadly, there are three stages to our support scheme Bid, Site Inspection and Marketing, and we help with the financial cost in the following areas:


We provide financial and practical aid in bidding for a particular international conference or association to choose Ireland as the host destination. We can assist with the initial bid document related costs and provide some support towards the travel and accommodation associated with the bid/presentation.

Site Inspection:

Financial support is available towards site inspections for key decision makers to come to Ireland to inspect venues and accommodation.


The marketing fund is a financial contribution towards the marketing of the conference. We support activities that promote the conference internationally to increase delegate attendance and ensure its success. One of the main features of this is support with print/website design etc. Also, limited assistance is available towards travel in the intervening years to promote Ireland to delegates, and assistance towards welcoming receptions for delegates in certain circumstances.

(Please note: we can only make a contribution towards some or all of the above activities. All support is subject to audit criteria.)

To apply for Finacial Support please complete our online form

If you need to discuss any aspect of the financial support available, please contact Geraldine Jeffers:  
Tel: +353 (0) 42 9339748