Event Assistance Program

Event Funding

Events play an important role in our Region, providing a diverse range of vibrant experiences and delivering social, cultural and economic benefits to the local community.

Dubbo Regional Council is committed to supporting the development, growth and sustainability of local events. 

Council’s Event Assistance Program is currently closed, but will reopen late 2022 inviting applications under the following channels.

Prior to completing an application please refer to the EVENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GUIDELINES (PDF 880.3KB). Applications will be assessed on merit against the selection criteria outlined in this document.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Funding is provided to assist with fees and charges associated with hire of Council venues; and event marketing.
  • All applicants will be required to submit an application online via Smarty Grants. No paper applications or applications via email or fax will be accepted.

 

EMERGING EVENTS FUND (CLOSED)

SUPPORTING NEW AND EMERGING COMMUNITY EVENTS

Round 1:
Applications open 5 July 2021 to 31 August 2021.
Funding applications to be determined at September Council meeting.

Round 2:
Applications open 4 March 2022 to 11 April 2022.

Application limit:
$2,000

Who can apply?

  • Event organisers that are not-for-profit can apply
  • Must be first or second year of the event.

To apply:
https://dubboregion.smartygrants.com.au/EmergingEventsFund_R2_2021_2022

COMMUNITY EVENTS FUND (CLOSED)

SUPPORTING LOCAL EVENTS THAT DELIVER SOCIAL AND CULTURAL BENEFITS

Round 1:
Applications open 5 July 2021 to 31 August 2021.
Funding applications to be determined at September Council meeting.

Round 2:
Applications open 4 March 2022 to 11 April 2022.

Application limit:
$3,000

Who can apply?

  • Event organisers that are not-for-profit can apply

To apply:
https://dubboregion.smartygrants.com.au/CommunityEventsFund_R2_2021_2022

EVENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (CLOSED)

SUPPORTING LOCAL EVENTS WITH TIME AND SKILLS OF STAFF FROM THE REGIONAL EVENTS BRANCH

Round 1:
Applications open 5 July 2021 to 31 August 2021.
Funding applications to be determined at September Council meeting.

Round 2:
Applications open 4 March 2022 to 11 April 2022.

Application limit:
Five (5) hours

Who can apply?

  • Event organisers that are not-for-profit can apply
  • Market event organisers that are a charity located in the Dubbo Region

To apply:
Events can apply via the relevant funding channel above; Emerging Events Fund or Community Events Fund.

DESTINATION EVENTS FUND (CLOSED)

SUPPORTING EVENTS THAT HELP ELEVATE THE DUBBO REGION AS A DESTINATION FOR EVENTS AND ASSIST IN DRIVING TOURISM AND ECONOMIC BENEFITS

Applications open 6 August 2021 to 17 September 2021.
Funding applications to be determined at September Council meeting.

Application limit:
$10,000

Who can apply?

  • Events that can deliver brand, reputation and economic benefits

To apply:
https://dubboregion.smartygrants.com.au/DestinationEventsFund_2021_2022

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Events Unit
Regional Events Branch
Dubbo Regional Council | 6801 4000 | regionalevents@dubbo.nsw.gov.au

Last Edited: 12 Apr 2022

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