Frequently asked questions

Below are some frequently asked questions to help you when planning an event in East Ayrshire.

Any other questions you may have can be sent to or call us on 01563 576114  

We recommend you start by reading our Events Toolkit. This will give you more information on all aspects of event planning. Early research will make for a well thought out event.

There is no legal requirement to complete a pre-event application form, however, if you apply for a licence for your event, supporting documents are required. Where a pre-application has been submitted, the events team can provide support to ensure that supporting documents are completed to an acceptable standard.

A step-by-step guide on how to complete all sections of a Public Entertainment Licence can be found in the guidance and resources section.

Yes. If you are planning a community event you may be eligible for funding from external sources. Application closing dates vary. Check out East Ayrshire 4 Community online for more information.

Yes. Carrying out a risk assessment will help to ensure that an event runs as safely as possible and it is also a legal requirement under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Guidance on how to carry out a risk assessment is provided in our guidance and resources pages.

Contact Information


Events and Resilience
Council Headquarters
London Road
Telephone: 01563 576116