Event fund­ing clos­ing Sun­day

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

KEEN to or­gan­ise a re­gional event this year?

Ap­pli­ca­tions are still open for round two of the NSW Govern­ment in­cu­ba­tor event fund and flag­ship event fund.

But they close on Sun­day, so you’d bet­ter get in quick for a chance at a slice of $500,000 up for grabs.

“The fund­ing is de­signed to help get first-time events off the ground or as­sist rel­a­tively new events gain the rep­u­ta­tion they need to be­come even big­ger and more suc­cess­ful,” Mem­ber for Mur­ray Austin Evans said.

“Our com­mu­nity is al­ready blessed with some of the best events in NSW, but I’m keen to see even more world-class events come to life in our re­gion.”

Min­is­ter for Tourism and Ma­jor Events Adam Mar­shall said the govern­ment was com­mit­ted to driv­ing more vis­i­ta­tion to ru­ral and re­gional NSW.

“The NSW Govern­ment is en­sur­ing ru­ral and re­gional NSW gets a fair slice of the State’s boom­ing tourism sec­tor through ini­tia­tives such as these which help draw even more vis­i­tors to coun­try NSW,” Mr Mar­shall said.

“We know that when peo­ple come to events in ru­ral and re­gional NSW they in turn in­ject in­valu­able cash into our com­mu­ni­ties and their many cafes, ho­tels, pubs and shops.”

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 close on Sun­day, Jan­uary 13.

For more in­for­ma­tion and to ap­ply, visit des­ti­na­tionnsw.com.au/ rfep

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