Financial assistance to help organize events throughout the region

Events are making a much anticipated and strong return, and the Dubbo Regional Council (DRC) is offering financial assistance to help organizers establish new events or support annual community events held in the local government area (LGA) of Dubbo region.

The second round of the Council’s 2021/2022 Events Assistance Program is now open.

As part of the first round of the program (now closed and delivered), seven events have collectively received $12,100 in financial assistance. Wellington’s recent success Vintage Fair and Swap Meet received a share of round one funding, along with the Man from Ironbark festival scheduled for this year’s Easter long weekend.

“The region’s events calendar is once again peppered with great event activity which is incredibly enjoyable,” said DRC Regional Events Manager Kim Hague. “It is also pleasing that the Council can provide assistance to help create and develop these events, events that are largely run by voluntary organizations that work hard to provide our community with a rich variety of festivals, performances and sporting events.

Applications are currently invited under the following funds:

Emerging Events Fund

  • Support new and emerging non-profit community events.
  • Requests up to $2,000 and the event must take place by December 31, 2022.

Community Events Fund

  • Support local non-profit events that provide significant social and cultural benefits.
  • Requests up to $3,000 and the event must take place by December 31, 2022.

Event Support Program

  • Support local events with the time and skills of Regional Events Branch staff.
  • Support requests up to five hours.

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

To apply go to: www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au/Visitors-Events/Events-Hub/event-assistance-program

Closing of applications on April 11, 2022.

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