Posted March 28th, 2024

Operators of new and established events across the Myall Lakes are encouraged to apply for their share of $1.5 million, with applications now open for the new round of the Regional Event Fund.

The fund is designed to provide support for events across the bush to drive tourism for local communities.

Member for Myall Lakes, Tanya Thompson said it’s a great opportunity for local businesses and event managers to get involved.

“Under the Minns Labor Government, funding has been repeatedly slashed to the regions, so we need to fight for every dollar we can get,” Mrs Thompson said.

“The Myall Lakes is a fantastic location for events of all sizes, with thriving small businesses and a vibrant hospitality scene, we are ready to welcome visitors.”

“In previous years, The Lakeside Festival have been successful recipients of this funding – a popular annual event that showcases the talents of local and visiting entertainers while driving economic activity.”

“I urge all events, big and small, emerging and established to submit their application.”

There are three funding streams available, including:

  • The Incubator Event stream that aims to support the establishment of new events in their first or second year by providing up to $20,000 of seed funding.
  • Flagship stream for events that have been running for over two years can receive up to $20,000 to increase their profile and promote visitation.
  • Event Development stream for established events that have previously completed triennial funding through the Flagship Event stream can apply for grants of up to $50,000.

Applications are now open and will close Tuesday 9th April, 2024.

Further information on the fund, including eligibility and how to apply, is available here:

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