Events are making a highly anticipated and strong comeback, and Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) is offering financial assistance to help organisers establish new events, or support annual community events hosted across the Dubbo Region local government area (LGA).

Round 2 of Council’s 2021/2022 Event Assistance Program is now open.

Under round 1 of the program (now closed and delivered), seven events collectively received $12,100 in financial assistance. The recent successful Wellington Vintage Fair and Swap Meet received a share of the round 1 funding along with the Man from Ironbark Festival scheduled for this year’s Easter long weekend.

“The region’s events calendar is once again studded with great event activity which is incredibly pleasing,” said DRC’s Manager Regional Events, Kim Hague. “It is also pleasing that Council can provide assistance to help build and grow these events, events which are largely driven by volunteer organisations working hard to provide our community with a rich variety of festivals, shows and sporting events.”

Applications are currently invited under the following funds:

Emerging Events Fund

  • Supporting not-for-profit, new and emerging community events.
  • Applications of up to $2,000 and the event must be held prior to 31 December 2022.

Community Events Fund

  • Supporting not-for-profit, local events that deliver significant social and cultural benefits.
  • Applications of up to $3,000 and the event must be held prior to 31 December 2022.

Event Support Program

  • Supporting local events with time and skills of staff of the Regional Events Branch.
  • Applications for up to five hours’ support.

“If successful, groups can use their funding to undertake promotion and marketing of their event, or help meet the cost of Council’s fees and charges associated with hosting the event. This could include the cost of hiring a venue, and traffic management,” said Ms Hague.

To apply go to:

Applications close 11 April 2022.

Last Edited: 15 Mar 2022

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