MAJOR EVENT SPONSOR PROGRAM [MESP]

Dubbo Regional Council provides two channels for events to apply for funding. The Major Event Sponsor Program aims to deliver economic benefits to the region via the attraction and retention of major event activity.

Prior to applying for funding, please refer to the eligibility criteria and guidelines.
Major Event Sponsor Program Eligibility and Guidelines (PDF 804.4KB)

STREAM ONE | $3,000 OR LESS

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM 1 JULY 2019  30 JUNE 2020

Events held in the Local Government Area between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020 are eligible to apply. Please ensure your event complies with the eligibility criteria and guidelines prior to applying for funding.
MESP - Stream One - Application Form (PDF 750.7KB)

STREAM TWO | $3,001 OR MORE

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2019 –31 October 2019

Events held in the Local Government Area between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 are eligible to apply. Applicant must demonstrate capacity to deliver economic benefits to the Local Government Area. Please ensure your event complies with the eligibility criteria and guidelines prior to applying for funding.
MESP - Stream Two - Application Form (PDF 756.4KB)

Please note that if you are successful in applying for funding through the Major Event Sponsor Program, there are a number of benefits that are required to be returned to Dubbo Regional Council. These benefits are to be returned in commensurate with the amount received.

Acquittal forms are required from all events receiving funding.
Acquittal Form A– For events receiving $5,000 or less (PDF 817.1KB)
Acquittal Form B – For events receiving $5,001 or more (PDF 871.1KB)
It is the responsibility of the event owner to return the appropriate form 60 days from the conclusion of the event, or before the end of the financial year, which ever falls first.

For more information contact
Dubbo Regional Council's Events Unit
P 6801 4000 | E council@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Last Edited: 17 Sep 2019

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