Round two of the NSW government's 2019 Incubator Event and Regional Flagship Funds offered an opportunity for event owners needing extra support to help get their event off the ground, or help it grow into something bigger.
Annual grants worth up to $20,000 to rural and regional events in NSW to assist with marketing, public relations, venue hire and attendee research were expected to help attract more visitors and boost local economies.
Member for Northern Tablelands and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall called on organisers of local events planned to be held between July to December next year to apply.
“I encourage even organisers to take advantage of this opportunity and get their applications filled out and submitted,” Mr Marshall said.
“The funding grant will assist in attracting more overnight visitors to our region, in the hope they stay longer and spend more time exploring everything our communities have to offer.”
“The Chill ‘n’ Glen Festival and the Outlander Outlandish festival, both in Glen Innes, were funded in previous rounds, helping to attract more overnight visitors and as a result, stimulating the local economy.”
The Flagship Event Fund offers an annual grant of $20,000 or a triennial grant of $27,500 to support marketing activities. The Incubator Event Fund offers grants of up to $20,000 to new events to assist with elements such as temporary infrastructure, marketing and promotions, venue hire or attendee research.
Applications for Round Two of both funds are now open and close on Sunday, January 13 2019. You can find more information and to lodge an application here.