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Event funding closing Sunday

By Riverine Herald

KEEN to organise a regional event this year?

Applications are still open for round two of the NSW Government incubator event fund and flagship event fund.

But they close on Sunday, so you’d better get in quick for a chance at a slice of $500,000 up for grabs.

“The funding is designed to help get first-time events off the ground or assist relatively new events gain the reputation they need to become even bigger and more successful,” Member for Murray Austin Evans said.

“Our community is already blessed with some of the best events in NSW, but I’m keen to see even more world-class events come to life in our region.”

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the government was committed to driving more visitation to rural and regional NSW.

“The NSW Government is ensuring rural and regional NSW gets a fair slice of the State’s booming tourism sector through initiatives such as these which help draw even more visitors to country NSW,” Mr Marshall said.

“We know that when people come to events in rural and regional NSW they in turn inject invaluable cash into our communities and their many cafes, hotels, pubs and shops.”

The flagship event fund offers an annual grant of $20,000 or a triennial grant of $27,500 to support marketing activities.

The incubator event fund offers grants of up to $20,000 to new events to assist with elements such as temporary infrastructure, marketing and promotions, venue hire or attendee research.

Applications close on Sunday, January 13.

For more information and to apply, visit destinationnsw.com.au/rfep