The Events Industry Forum has announced that it is putting aside £5,000 per annum to support students studying outdoor event management to attend annual event industry conferences.

The Events Industry Forum is an informal group made up of trade and professional bodies from all sectors of the UK outdoor events industry. Funded from sales of the Purple Guide, the authoritative safety guidance used by the outdoor event industry, the forum is offering to pay the attendance costs at conferences covering the outdoor event sector.

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