Event Assistance Program 2020/2021

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 (PDF 1MB). 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 closed 16 October.

Round 2:           

Opens February closes April - event must be held prior to 31 December 2021

Application limit: 

$2,000

Who can apply?             

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

Must be 1st or 2nd year of the event.


Community Events fund (CLOSED)

Supporting local events that deliver social and cultural benefits 

Round 1:

Applications closed 16 October.

Round 2:

Opens February closes April – event must be held prior to 31 December 2021

Application limit:

$3,000

Who can apply?

- Event organisers that are not-for-profit

Event Support Program (CLOSED)

Supporting local events with time and skills of staff of the Regional Events Branch

Round 1:         

Now closed.

Round 2:         

Opens February closes April – event must be held prior to 31 December 2021

Application limit:  5 hours

Who can apply?

Event organisers that are not-for-profit

Destination Event Fund (CLOSED)

Supporting events that help elevate the Dubbo Region as a destination for events and assist in driving tourism and economic benefits.

Applications closed on 16 October, 2020.

Application limit:  $10,000

Who can apply?

Events that can deliver brand, reputation and economic benefits


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. 

For more information and assistance contact:

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

Last Edited: 23 Nov 2020

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