Funding support to turbocharge events industry

Published: 6 Dec 2021

Event organisers and promoters can access a share of $200 million from the NSW Government’s Significant Event Fund to deliver an event in 2022.

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The purpose of the funding is to aid the recovery of the events industry post COVID-19 and Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open.

Sporting, entertainment, and cultural events are eligible for grants. However, applications will be considered if they fit into a world-class, distinctive and compelling event calendar that factors off-peak event and travel periods.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, and Minister for Trade and Industry Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government is calling for event organisers and promoters to put forward events that will help boost the state's economy.

“We want industry to come forward with ideas to drive activity right across our metro and regional communities as soon as possible,” Mr Ayres said.

“We want to drive tourists to NSW and give our local industries and businesses a huge boost as a result.

“NSW is home to Australia’s only truly global city alongside countless unique regional experiences, and we should be the only destination event owners are considering.”

Funding applications for events held before 30 June 2022 close Monday, 20 December 2021. A second round of applications for the 2022/23 financial year will open in February 2022. 

Find out more about grants from the Significant Event Fund

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