The Events Industry Forum has announced that it is putting aside £5000 per annum to support students studying outdoor event management to attend annual event industry conferences.

Funded from sales of the Purple Guide, the authoritative guidance used by the outdoor event industry, the Forum is offering to pay the attendance costs at conferences covering the outdoor event sector.   

The Grants

·     Applicants must be students currently attending a recognised university or college event management course covering the outdoor event sector;

·     Conferences must be established and recognised by EIF as being appropriate for students to attend;

·     The maximum per individual grant is £500.

 How to Apply

 Students wishing to apply for a grant must submit an application in writing of no more than a single A4 page stating which conference they wish to attend and why they think they would benefit from it.

 Applications must include the applicant’s full contact details as well as information about the course they are currently studying, including contact details for the college/university.

 Applications should be sent to by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 The Events Industry Forum is an informal group made up of trade and professional bodies from all sectors of the UK outdoor events industry.