FUNDING is now available for rural and regional events held from January to June next year under round one of next year’s 2018 incubator event fund.
Member for Murray Adrian Piccoli said the fund, managed by Destination NSW, offered annual grants of up to $20,000 to new and existing smaller-scale events.
‘‘Hosting events in this region not only delivers important economic and community benefits . . . but helps to put our region on the map,’’ Mr Piccoli said.
‘‘Whether organisers are after assistance for marketing, public relations, venue hire or attendee research, the 2017/18 incubator event fund provides those staging an event, for its first or second time, with a platform to help attract more visitors to destinations in this region.
‘‘We know regional events play an important role in growing our local economy, and I encourage event organisers to learn more about this wonderful NSW Government opportunity which is now on offer.’’
Applications are open until Sunday, October 1 with round two set to open in February next year for events held in July to December 2018.
To lodge an application and to view the 2018 Incubator Event Fund’s key criteria and terms and conditions, visit www.destinationnsw.com.au/rfep