Australia: Major Event Enhancement (Stream One)
The NSW Government is now inviting applications for its Major Event Enhancement (Stream One) to support existing iconic regional events by funding the operational improvements and infrastructure needed to boost attendance and improve the visitor experience.
The key objectives of the Regional Events Acceleration Fund are to:
boost the economic and social recovery of regional NSW by attracting new major events to regional areas and supporting existing iconic major events to be bigger and better.
enhance the visitor experience by improving accessibility and inclusion at major events.
Funding between $50,000 and $200,000.
To be eligible for funding under the Regional Events Acceleration Fund applicants must be the event owner (i.e. the applicant either owns or has secured the rights to host the event) and be one of the following entities:
the event organizer or committee
a local council or Joint Organisation of Councils
a not-for-profit organization, including business chambers, industry associations, and charities
a sporting body (i.e. NSW or National Associations)
a Local Aboriginal Land Council.
be financially solvent, have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be a sole trader; company; incorporated association; or trust entity
have appropriate insurance cover including at least $20 million public liability insurance for the event period
have the consent of the landowner and development approval (if required)
have provided a completed datasheet; an event management plan that includes accessibility and inclusion plan; and evidence of co-contribution.
Eligible event types
The types of events eligible for funding include:
major sporting and lifestyle events
major food and beverage events
major music, art, cultural, and regionally significant agricultural field day events.
Applicants must demonstrate the event:
will take place in one of the 93 regional NSW LGAs, Unincorporated Far West Region or Lord Howe Island
will occur between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023
has a central location/venue and does not consist of a series of multiple events in a variety of locations.
Applicants must demonstrate the project type is aligned to the following:
Stream One: operational improvements and/or temporary infrastructure needed to boost major event attendance and improve the visitor experience at an existing event
Stream Two: attracting and delivering a major new international or domestic event or retaining a major event in regional NSW that is “footloose”
Stream Three: the purchase or hire of accessibility infrastructure and inclusive programming in conjunction with a Stream One or Stream Two application.
For more information, visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/grants-and-funding/major-event-enhancement-stream-one