Helping drive tourists to regional events
Regional events planned in July to December next year can can apply for NSW Government funding.
The funding is to help drive more overnight visitors to rural and regional towns across the state.
NSW Member for Murray Austin Evans said applications are were open for the Incubator Event Fund and the Flagship Event Fund, with more than $500 000 available.
‘‘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,’’ he said.
‘‘The funding grants will assist in attracting more overnight visitors to Murray, 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.
‘‘The Perricoota Pop and Pour Festival, held in Moama recently, and the Formula 1.0 Gliding Grand Prix, to be held in Leeton from December 27 to January 9 are two examples of events which received NSW Government support via the Incubator Event Fund.’’
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 help with elements such as temporary infrastructure, marketing and promotions, venue hire or attendee research.
Applications for both close Sunday, January 13.