Financial Assistance

Unlock financial support for your event with the Manchester Convention Bureau. Explore a range of financial assistance services to help make your conference or gathering in Manchester a reality.

Manchester ABID Subvention Fund

The Manchester Accommodation Business Improvement District is a ground-breaking initiative led by the city’s hotel and serviced apartment providers to help create new events and additional activities that will attract more people to visit and stay in Manchester and Salford. Subvention is a financial grant, issued and administered by the Manchester ABID, which assists with attracting conferences, allowing Manchester to secure and host more major business events, directly attracting city visitors to provide bed-nights, and programming for dip periods in the calendar.  All applications are assessed using a common framework, which takes into account both the economic impact generated, and an assessment of how the conference aligns to the Manchester ABID’s strategic objectives.  Currently, subvention is only available for events taking place in financial year 2023/24 through to 2027/28. More information can be found here: Manchester ABID Subvention Fund

VisitBritain - UK Government Business Events Growth Fund

The Business Events Growth Programme forms part of UK Government’s commitment to growing the business events sector across Britain. Through this fund, VisitBritain supports all organisations in hosting international business events by supporting bids, international delegate growth and government advocacy. Find out more here.


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