Organisers of new or second-year events in rural and regional NSW, from January to June next year, can now apply for funding under round one of the 2018 Incubator Event Fund
The Regional Flagship Events Program was established in 1996 to identify and support events in NSW that have the potential to act as ‘cornerstone’, or Flagship, tourism events for their area by attracting overnight visitation and delivering long-term benefits to their region.
The Regional Flagship Events Program is an umbrella title under which there are three funding streams as follows:
- Incubator Event Fund – supporting the establishment of new events;
- Flagship Event Fund – supporting the marketing of emerging events to increase profile and encourage visitation (EOI’s closed 1st September); and
- Event Development Fund – supporting the strategic development of proven events as drivers of tourism.
Applications for Round One of the Incubator Event Fund are now open. Events held January to June 2018 are encouraged to apply.
The Incubator Event Fund offers one-off annual grants of up to $20,000 (excl. GST) to events in Regional NSW to support costs including but not limited to temporary event infrastructure; venue hire; marketing and promotions; marketing, PR and digital consultancies; brand design and development; and attendee research.
To be eligible for funding from Round One an event must have its first or second event between 1 January and 30 June 2018 and must sufficiently meet the fund criteria.
Applicants are encouraged to read the terms and conditions for full eligibility and criteria conditions to ensure their event meets the minimum requirements prior to submitting an application.
Applications will close at midnight on Sunday 1st October 2017. Applications received after this date will not be accepted.
Round Two applications for events held in July to December 2018 will open in February 2018.
For more information on the Incubator Event Fund and to complete an online application form, visit the Regional Flagship Events Program page on the Destination NSW website.
For any queries please contact Aida Hijazi, Regional Flagship Events Coordinator, on 02 9931 1431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org