LET’S BRING THEM TO THE REGION - ROUND 2 SPECIAL EVENTS FUNDING OPENS
Events planned between July and December 2019 can now apply for NSW Government funding, aimed at driving more overnight visitors across the Electorate.
Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson said applications are now open for Round Two of both the 2019 Incubator Event Fund and the 2019 Flagship Event Fund, with more than $500,000 up for grabs.
“These two funds are a great platform for the owners of new and emerging events in our region interested in extra support to help get their event off the ground or grow into something bigger.
“The grants will assist in attracting more overnight visitors to our region, in the hope they stay longer and spend more time exploring everything our region has to offer, putting more tourist dollars into the pockets of our local businesspeople.
“For example, Gunnedah’s first Energy, Innovation and Mining Expo received $20,000 in seed money, while $10,000 went to the inaugural Tamworth Festival of Cycling.
“This is an awesome initiative and both these events are helping to attract more overnight visitors and as a result, stimulating our economy.
“The NSW Government is committed to supporting more events across our regions because when people visit, they stay in local accommodation, buy from local shops and eat at local restaurants and cafes, putting more tourist dollars in the pockets of local businesspeople and creating more jobs,” Mr Anderson concluded.
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 to Round Two of both funds close on Sunday, 13 January.
For more information and to lodge an application, got to www.destinationnsw.com.au/rfep