Funding Boost for Regional Events

Event-goers across the country can soon experience more of the Dubbo electorate thanks to the opening of the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government’s Regional Event Fund.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the Regional Event Fund will support the region’s talented events industry with the help of a funding pool worth $1.5 million.

“The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is once again providing this fantastic funding opportunity, because we know how important events and festivals are to our local economy,” Mr Saunders said.

“Whether an event is yet to get off the ground, or looking to further grow capacity, this program is about helping our event owners which will boost our local economy and create local jobs.”

The Regional Event Fund is managed through the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW and offers three streams of funding:

  • Incubator Event Fund – offers grants of up to $20,000 to events that are in their first or second year of operation
  • Flagship Event Fund – offers grants of $20,000 and triennial grants of $30,000 for marketing activities aimed at attracting visitors from outside their immediate region
  • Event Development Fund – offers grants of up to $50,000 to support strategic growth initiatives to events that have completed their third year of triennial Flagship Event funding.

Funding applications open from Thursday 2 March 2023 and close on Wednesday 29 March 2023.

For further information and to apply for funding, go to

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