Economic Impact Calculator

This calculator has been provided to allow event organisers and funders to get a broad feel for the scale of economic impact that an event might achieve.

It works on the principles outlined in the economic resource pages of eventIMPACTS, and each step corresponds to guidance within those pages. It is strongly recommended that users download and read this guidance first, and that they collect all the necessary data inputs before starting to use the calculator. Robust use of the calculator will require the entry of data collected from survey work at an event. There are also a number of case studies that can help with using the calculator – they can be downloaded here.

It is worth stressing that the quality of outputs will only be as good as the quality of the inputs. In other words, if event organisers or funders underestimate or exaggerate inputs, the results will represent either an underestimation or exaggeration of the overall economic impact.

This first page deals with the calculations required to estimate spectator spending on accommodation and other items of expenditure.

If you wish to calculate a GVA and number of jobs supported in the host economy figure, you need to enter a region.

Guidance Notes

Download the guidance notes before you start using the calculator and consider the economic resource pages of eventIMPACTS.

Enter reference number to recall existing calculations:

1. Spectator spending


Attendee Spending

User Details

Event Details