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Event funding for bushfire-affected communities

Published: 24 February 2020
Regional communities can apply for grants to fund events that provide economic and tourism boosts.
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Funding for regional events is part of the NSW Government’s $10 million Tourism Recovery package to support community organisers host a range of sporting, arts, cultural and lifestyle events.

Community event funding includes:

  • Flagship Event Fund – grants of up to $20,000 to support event activities to attract tourists from outside their immediate regions
  • Micro Event Fund – one-off grants of $10,000 to community-based events in bushfire or drought-affected areas. Eligible events must have total operating budgets of $75,000 or below.

Events must be held between 1 May 2020 to 31 December 2020. Events held in bushfire-affected areas during March 2020 and April 2020 may apply for Australian Government grants via Austrade.

The Tourism Recovery package will encourage visitors across NSW to help bushfire-affected businesses rebuild and promote their services.

Applications to the Flagship Event Fund and Micro Event Fund must be submitted by 25 March 2020.

To find out more information and to apply for the grants, visit Regional Event Fund.

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