Dubbo Stampede, DREAM festival get 2018 Flagship Event funding

Troy Grant, with Adam Marshall, announces funding for flagship events.
Troy Grant, with Adam Marshall, announces funding for flagship events.

Dubbo Stampede and the city’s DREAM Festival have scored funding under the NSW government’s 2018 Flagship Event Fund.

Flavours of Mudgee Festival is also a beneficiary of the fund this year.

State Member for Dubbo Troy Grant announced the three recipients of the funding, aimed at drawing more visitors to regional NSW.

He said the fund, managed by Destination NSW, provided grants to support marketing activities that drove overnight visitation.

NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the electorate events were part of 35 events and festivals across regional NSW that would receive grants through the 2018 Flagship Event Fund.

“The 2018 Flagship Event Program features events that reflect the unique character, culture and attributes of their local community,” he said.

The Flagship Event Fund offers annual grants of $20,000 or a triennial grant of $27,500 each year for three years and is part of the expanded Regional Flagship Events Program.

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