March 3, 2023 | By Bronwen Largier

The NSW Government has opened up its regional event grant program through Destination NSW, offering up to $50,000 in funding for event development and marketing.

Funding on offer falls into three streams – up $20,000 in seed funding for events in their first or second year of delivery, up $20,000 for one year or up to $30,000 each year for three years to fund marketing efforts for established regional events in NSW and up to $50,000 in funding for events that have already received three years of marketing funding, which are looking to increase overnight visitation to their event.

“We are committed to supporting our talented events industry. They are the beating heart of our visitor economy, injecting huge amounts of money into our regional communities,” said the NSW Minister for Tourism Ben Franklin.

“Whether your event is yet to get off the ground, or you are looking to expand event capacity, this program is about helping fund events that attract visitors and provide an economic boost to regional NSW.

“This is all part of our long-term economic plan to keep NSW moving forward. I encourage all event organisers to apply and take advantage of this exciting initiative.”

Events must be delivered in the next financial year and must be on-going events, held once a year.

Applications for the Regional Events Fund opened yesterday and close on March 29, 2023.

More information can be found on the Destination NSW website.