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The Event Industry Forum is inviting applications for grants for projects that will benefit the events industry.

The Forum, which brings together 26 trade bodies and similar organisations from across the event industry, has funding available to support projects that will be of general benefit to the outdoor event sector.

Since taking over publication of The Purple Guide from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) two years ago, the Forum has already given over £13,000 in grants to projects ranging from student bursaries to research. It is also currently funding a major research project into the value of the UK outdoor event sector.

The Forum is committed using funds raised from sales of the Guide to support projects that will have a wide benefit to the events industry.

How to apply 
Applications for grants should be in writing and should include:

• The title of the project and a short description of it
• Details of the amount of funding being sought and specifically how it will be used
• Details of the overall project budget
• An explanation of how this project will benefit the events industry
• Timescales for delivery
• Contact details for further information

Applications should be kept to a single side of A4 and should be sent to Jim Winship at [email protected].

About the Purple Guide
The Purple Guide was originally published by the HSE in the early 1990s and quickly became established as the main reference source for health, safety and welfare at music and similar events. The Events Industry Forum took over publication in 2013 with the support of the HSE and published the new version in March 2014.

The new Guide was compiled in consultation with the industry and enforcement agencies, including the HSE, police and fire services.

The Purple Guide Chapters are continually reviewed and updated in line with changes in legislation and best practice. A detailed review has been undertaken this year (2018) and a number of new chapters are being added covering areas such as disability and drones.. The Guide is available online at

About the Forum

The Events Industry Forum is an informal body which brings together event trade bodies, educational establishments and enforcement agencies twice a year to discuss issues of common interest.

  • The Purple Guide is published by EIF Ltd, which was set up solely for the purpose of managing this publication. See

AFO: 4th Jan 2019 17:43:00

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