The 2019 Incubator Event Fund is available to organisers staging events in regional NSW for the first or second time. It offers seed funding of up to $20,000 to help with areas such as marketing, public relations, venue hire and attendee research.
The funding will help regional events to attract more visitors and boost local economies.
Since announcing the expanded Regional Flagship Events Program in 2016, the NSW Government has provided support to almost 60 events.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said rural and regional communities are full of brilliant ideas and the Incubator Event Fund provides a platform to get events off the ground and up and running – events that will help enliven and kick start local economies.
“We are committed to supporting more activity across our regions because when people visit, they stay in local accommodation, buy from local shops and eat at local restaurants and cafes, putting more tourist dollars in the pockets of local business people and creating more jobs,” Mr Marshall said.
“The NSW Government is determined to turbocharge our state’s tourism sector so that every part of NSW reaps the benefits of our record $43 million investment in regional tourism, and I encourage eligible events to apply for round one of the Incubator Event Fund.”
How do I apply?
Applications close on 4 November 2018 for events held between January and June 2019.
Applications will open in March 2019 for events held between July and December 2019.