Event Funding Applications Open

Applications are now open for funding from Dubbo Regional Council for not-for-profit events being held across the Local Government Area.

Council’s Marketing, Partnerships and Events Team Leader Lana Willetts said the event funding provides either financial or in-kind services to help build and grow a robust and sustainable events industry and drive visitor spend or economic growth.

There are two channels for event funding: the Event Development Fund and the Major Event Sponsor Program.

Stream 2 of the Event Development Fund is for applications over $1000 and Stream 2 of the Major Event Sponsorship Program is for applications over $2000.

Stream 2 funding is for events held in the LGA between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018.

“The Event Development Fund offers financial assistance for events that have a demonstrated ability to grow and deliver social or economic benefits for the region,” Ms Willetts said.

“The Major Event Sponsor Program offers in-kind assistance for Council services which may include hire costs, waste charges, line-marking, photocopying and other services provided by Council.”

“Council’s support for a range of high calibre events which have significant community appeal and can attract a large number of participants and spectators can be an economic stimulator for the centres of Dubbo and Wellington.”

“Year to date, Stream 2 of Council’s Major Event Sponsor Program has assisted 7 events, ranging from state championships through to locally grown events and conferences.”

“The NSW Touch Country Championships was also successful in its application for funding and will make a return in October. This event will attract visitation in the vicinity of 1,100 and it will generate some $334,000.”

For more information and to apply for funding visit Council’s website www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au.

Applications for stream 2 close November 3, 2017.

Applications under Stream 1 of the Event Development Fund and Major Event Sponsor Program remain open until 30 June, 2018. Stream 1 is open for not-for-profit events held in the LGA between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018.

Media Contact:

Council’s Corporate Communications (02) 6801 4000

Last Edited: 08 Sep 2017

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