Local event organisers are being urged to apply for a share of $1 million in NSW State Government funding to deliver local events that attract visitors and provide an economic boost to businesses.
The funding is being made available to communities which have been affected by the recent bushfires and the ongoing drought.
The Regional Event Fund is part of the government’s $10 million Tourism Recovery package through two streams – the Flagship Event Fund and a new Micro Event Fund.
The Flagship Event Fund includes grants of $20,000 to support event marketing activities to attract visitors from outside the immediate regions and drive tourism to the regional event.
While the Micro Event Fund is a one-off grant of $10,000 to community-based events in bushfire or drought-affected areas with total operating budgets of $75,000 or less that have the capacity to bring together local communities, attract visitation and stimulate local economies. To be eligible events must be delivered between 1 May and 31 December 2020.
Applications are now open and close on Wednesday, 25 March 2020. For further information and to apply, visit www.destinationnsw.com.au/tourism/business-development-resources/funding-and-grants/regional-event