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.

Financial Support Scheme

The Association Conference Financial Support Scheme is available to anyone considering hosting an international conference in Ireland, from the initial invitation or bid, right up to the conference itself.

The three main areas supported are:


Support is available towards the costs of attractive documents and presentations to set your bid apart. Financial assistance can also be secured towards the costs of international travel in bidding for a particular international or association conference to choose Ireland as the host destination.

Site Inspections

A site inspection can be a key element of the decision making process and conference ambassadors can avail of financial aid towards the travel and accommodation costs of the decision makers to come to the Republic of Ireland to visit potential venues and accommodation properties. If you are thinking about bringing an international association conference to the Republic of Ireland, please give us a call or send us an email – the Meet in Ireland team is here to help.

Conference Fund

In order to increase delegate attendance and ensure the success of your conference, we support activities that promote your conference internationally. One of the main features of this is support with print and website design. Also, some assistance is available towards travel in the intervening years to promote the Republic of Ireland to delegates by attending previous conferences. Funding may also be used to support a welcome reception, gala dinner and entertainment.

Apply for Financial Support

Find out more about how to apply online for financial support:

Please note: All support is subject to audit criteria.

If you need to discuss any aspect of the financial support available, please contact Catherine Killaly
Tel: 353 1 884 7117 | 353 86 008 2670