Event Assistance Program

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 open now, inviting applications under the following channels.

Prior to completing an application please refer to the EVENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM GUIDELINES (PDF 565.3KB). Applications will be assessed on merit against the selection criteria outlined in this document.

 

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 28 February 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_R1_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 28 February 2022 to 11 April 2022.
Application limit:
$3,000
Who can apply?
- Event organisers that are not-for-profit
To apply:
https://dubboregion.smartygrants.com.au/CommunityEventsFund_R1_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 28 February 2022 to 11 April 2022.
Application limit:
Five (5) hours
Who can apply?
Event organisers that are not-for-profit
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 October 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

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • Only events that can proceed under the restrictions and conditions set by the NSW Government under its current Public Health Order will be granted funding. Council appreciates that these can change from time to time, therefore, Council reserves the right to award funding and hold off release of funds until such time as the event can evidence the ability to meet COVID-19 restrictions and conditions.

  • 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. 
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For more information and assistance contact:

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

 

Last Edited: 19 Oct 2021

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