SUBSIDIES

Convention Support Subsidy

We provide support to conventions hosted in Utsunomiya.

Conventions Eligible for Subsidies

Academic Conferences
Conferences, assemblies, seminars, or other events that correspond to this description held to present or discuss academic studies. They are hosted primarily by organizations comprised of students to improve and expand academic studies.
Conventions and Meetings
Assemblies, general meetings, or other events that correspond to this description held by an organization, members of an association, or experts to present and/or discuss their opinions regarding a specific subject and publicize their claims.
Corporate Meetings
Various conferences, workshops, seminars, ceremonies, and other events that correspond to this description held by a corporation for their employees or a corporate group.
Exhibitions and Trade Fairs
Product exhibitions that aim to attract new customers, industrial trade fairs used for business transactions between companies, and other events that correspond to this description held by a group of businesses under the same or related industrial classifications.

About Subsidies

International Conventions
Maximum Subsidy Amount
5million yen max
Issuance Requirements
  • An event that is longer than two days that requires a considerable number of participants to stay in Utsunomiya
  • Over 50 participants from outside the prefecture and abroad
  • It is within 1/3 of eligible expenses required to host the convention (the limit will be within 1/3 the amount deducted from eligible expenses when combined with subsidies from the national government, prefecture, or Utsunomiya.)
Calculation Method
Number of International Participants x 5,000 yen,
Number of Participants from Outside the Prefecture x 2,000 yen
Domestic Conventions
Maximum Subsidy Amount
3million yen max
Issuance Requirements
  • An event that is longer than two days that requires a considerable number of participants to stay in Utsunomiya
  • Over 50 participants from outside the prefecture
  • It is within 1/3 of eligible expenses required to host the convention (the limit will be within 1/3 the amount deducted from eligible expenses when combined with subsidies from the national government, prefecture, or Utsunomiya.)
Calculation Method
Number of Participants from Outside the Prefecture x 2,000 yen
Calculation Method*Please check issuance of subsidy guidelines for details
  • Venue fee
  • Travel Expenses
  • Commission Fees
  • Printing and Bookbinding Fees
  • Rewards
  • Miscellaneous Expenses
  • Publicity and Marketing Expenses
  • Communication and Transportation Fees

Optional Systems

The subsidies below only cover conventions eligible for convention support subsidies
and have over 100 participants.

Shuttle Bus Transit Subsidy
Maximum Subsidy Amount
300,000 yen
max
Details
This system will subsidize a portion of the expenses required to operate bus services transporting participants between venues.
Issuance Requirements
  • A convention held at two or more venues in Utsunomiya
  • Use of Utsunomiya bus companies
  • An amount within 1/2 of the eligible expenses required for shuttle bus service.
Excursions Subsidy
Maximum Subsidy Amount
200,000 yen
max
Details
A system that subsidizes a portion of the expenses required for sightseeing or tours related to culture, society, nature, history, and industries that operate alongside the convention. It must be planned by the organizer, and participants must be well aware of these excursion(s).
Issuance Requirements
  • An excursion that occurs before, after, or during the convention.
  • The excursion must be a visit, tour, or experience of two or more sightseeing attractions in Utsunomiya.
  • An itinerary with a schedule generally longer than half a day
  • Over 100 excursion participants
  • An amount within 1/2 of the eligible expenses required for the hosting of the excursions.
COVID-19 Prevention Measures Subsidy
Maximum Subsidy Amount
50,000 yen
max
Details
A system that subsidizes a portion of the expenses required for measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the convention.
Issuance Requirements
  • Events that are enacting COVID-19 measures concerning the hosting of the convention
  • An amount within 1/2 of the expenses required for measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Ineligibility*Please check the issuance of subsidy guidelines for details
  • Projects used for entertainment and commercial purposes (sales distribution, concerts, theatrical performances, sports tournaments, etc.)
  • Projects used for religious or political activity
  • Projects sponsored by the national government or local authorities
  • Projects that have applied twice or more times within the same year
  • Projects involved with someone who is a gang member or has intimate relations to a gang or gang member
  • Other projects deemed unsuitable by the chairman due to a violation of public order and morality

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