The Council will consider granting hospitality to:
- Promote new initiatives which help deliver key priorities of the Council
- Welcome major events to Aberdeen which have clear economic, social or promotional benefits to the city
- Recognise outstanding achievement by individuals, groups or organisations from the city
Decisions to grant civic receptions are taken by Officers of the Council in consultation with the Lord Provost and the Convener of the Finance and Resources Committee.
Applications which do not fall within the three categories above are unlikely to be granted. If you are not sure whether your application will meet the criteria, please contact us before you submit your request. Repeated annual requests should be avoided. Organisations are asked not to apply for hospitality on more than one occasion in the same financial year.
You can submit an application using the following form:
Please apply no later than 8 weeks before the date of the proposed event. Late applications will not normally be considered.