Rural & Regional, Tourism & Events

Regional Events Acceleration Fund

Funder:  NSW – Regional NSW

Grant Background: The cancellation of major events due to COVID-19 has impacted local event venues, workers and communities who rely on the influx of visitors and tourist dollars.

To support the social and economic recovery of our regions, the NSW Government’s $20 million Regional Events Acceleration Fund helps organisations to:

  • attract new major international and domestic events to regional areas
  • make existing regional events even bigger and better.

Funding will help meet the costs of attracting or retaining major events, such as premier sporting fixtures or competitions, and helps fund the operational and infrastructure improvements existing events need to increase visitation and length of stay.

The types of events eligible for funding include:

  • major sporting and lifestyle events
  • major food and beverage events
  • major music, art and culture festivals.

The funding is for events hosted in regional NSW between March 2021 and June 2022.

The Regional Events Acceleration Fund offers two streams – Major Event Operations and Infrastructure grants and Major Event Attraction and Enhancement grants.

$ Available: Up to and over $200 000.00

Eligibility:  All applicants must be the event owner (i.e. own, or have secured the rights to the event and have the relevant approvals for the event), must be financially solvent and be a sole trader, company, incorporated association, or trust entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN).

Key Dates: Closes 17 December 2021.

For More Information or to Apply: CLICK HERE

Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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