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About the program

Up to 200,000 accommodation vouchers worth $100 each will be available to NSW residents as part of a targeted economic support package designed to encourage people back into the Sydney CBD, re-ignite live music across the state, and support jobs in the accommodation, entertainment, and tourism sectors.

The NSW Government’s latest COVID-19 recovery package will provide funding for eligible live music venues, matched grants for business events in Greater Sydney and regional NSW, and a funding boost for tourism marketing.

Accommodation vouchers

$20 million for up to 200,000 accommodation vouchers valued at $100 each.

Eligibility

Accommodation providers will need to register for the program and operate within the Sydney CBD to participate.

Check your eligibility, register your business and get ready to accept vouchers.


Live Music Support package

$24 million to Destination NSW for a Live Music Support package to be administered in partnership with Create NSW and the Office of the 24-Hour Economy Commissioner.

Applications

Applications have closed for the Live Music Support package. Funding will be announced early May 2021.

If you have questions, please contact a Business Concierge.


Business Events Industry Support package

$5.5 million for a Business Events Industry Support package to assist business events in Greater Sydney and across NSW. Administered by Destination NSW in partnership with BESydney;

  • $4 million Kickstart 2021 Sydney Business Events Fund: Up to $45,000 for one-day events and up to $90,000 for two-day events in Greater Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, matched dollar-for-dollar by event organisers.
  • $1.5 million for Regional Conferencing to include an additional round of the Regional Business Event Development Fund: Up to $15,000 for events with up to 150 delegates, and up to $30,000 for events with more than 150 delegates.

Applications

Applications have closed for the Kickstart 2021 Sydney Business Events Fund and Regional Conferencing. 

If you have questions, please contact a Business Concierge.


Tourism Industry Marketing Support package

$2 million for a Tourism Industry Marketing Support package through Destination NSW's Love NSW campaign platform.

Under the Grants Program, Destination NSW will match successful funding applications for amounts dollar for dollar between $10,000 and $50,000 ex GST for operators to undertake a variety of different marketing activities to promote visitor experiences, attractions, tours and accommodation.

Applications

Applications have closed for the Tourism Industry Marketing Support package - Grants Program.

If you have questions, please contact a Business Concierge.

 

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