Stream 2 Event Funding Applications Welcome

Dubbo Regional Council is inviting applications for funding for events being held between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019 in the Local Government Area.

Applications for Stream 2 ($3,000 or more) of the Event Development Fund and Major Event Sponsor Program close at 5pm on 30 November 2018.

Dubbo Regional Council provides two channels of event funding through the Event Development Fund and Major Event Sponsor Program.

The two options for funding available are:

  • Event Development Fund - Offers for financial assistance to help build and support  locally grown not-for- profit events

  • Major Event Sponsor Program – Offers assistance to events that return economic benefits to the LGA

Dubbo Regional Council Mayor Ben Shields said the two channels of funding, the Event Development Fund and the Major Event Sponsor Program are a great boost for local events.

“The funding channels have two distinct aims, the Event Development Fund aims to support locally grown not-for-profit events during their period of growth; whilst the Major Event Sponsor Program aims to attract and retain events that return, or have potential to return significant economic benefits to the LGA”

Up until 2016, only one channel of funding was available, however, Council recognises that events are key economic drivers for the LGA established the Major Event Sponsor Program.

 “The Major Event Sponsor Program supports event activity that builds on visitor spend and overnight stay. Festivals, sporting events and conferences attracting significant visitation to the region can apply for funding under this channel.” Councillor Shields said.

For more information and to apply for funding visit Council’s website

Media Contact:

Council’s Communications and Stakeholder Engagement Team: 6801 4000

Last Edited: 22 Nov 2018

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