FUNDING UP FOR GRABS FOR EVENTS ACROSS THE REGION

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

EVENT organisers across region holding events between January and June next year, are being urged to apply for a share of the NSW Government’s Flagship Event Fund, which opened today.

Northern Tablelands MP and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the 2019 Fund would, for the first time, be offered in two rounds per year and be simplified with a single step application process.

“We are reducing the red tape to give event organisers easy access to a more streamlined application process, making it quicker for events in rural and regional areas to access vital funds and boost tourism in their local communities,” Mr Marshall said.

“Event organisers can apply for an annual grant of $20,000 or a triennial grant of $27,500 to help market and promote their event to visitors outside of their local area.”

Since 1997, Mr Marshall said the Regional Flagship Events Program, which includes three different funding streams, has provided more than $10 million to 351 events throughout rural and regional NSW.

“Whether it’s event proponents, tour operators, hoteliers or visitor attractions, we’re working hard right across our regions to make it easier to access vital grants to get initiatives off the ground and to get tourism booming more than ever before,” Mr Marshall said.

“The government is proud of the progress that has been made in tourism investment across rural and regional NSW and the reforms we have implemented which lay the foundations for future growth in local communities.

“I encourage those eligible for Round One of the Flagship Event Fund to apply soon for this terrific opportunity.”

Applications for Round One of the 2019 Flagship Event Fund are open and close on Monday, 8 October 2018.

To lodge an application, visit www.destinationnsw.com.au/rfep. Round Two applications for events held between July and December 2019 will open in February next year.

MEDIA: Adam Marshall 0429 440 054

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