Funding for not-for-profits available

The funding is for events that attract a large number of people to the region. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMS
The funding is for events that attract a large number of people to the region. Photo: PAIGE WILLIAMS

Not-for-profit events being held across the Dubbo local government area have been urged to apply for funding.

There are two channels for event funding: the Event Development Fund and the Major Event Sponsor Program. Council’s marketing, partnerships and events team leader Lana Willetts said the event funding provides either financial or in-kind services to help build and grow a robust and sustainable events industry and drive visitor spend or economic growth.

“The Event Development Fund offers financial assistance for events that have a demonstrated ability to grow and deliver social or economic benefits for the region,” Ms Willetts said.

“The Major Event Sponsor Program offers in-kind assistance for council services which may include hire costs, waste charges, line-marking, photocopying and other services provided by council.”

Applications for stream 2 close November 3.

For more information and to apply for funding visit council’s website at www.dubbo.nsw.gov.au.