The Flagship Event stream of the Regional Event Fund supports events held in regional NSW that have been running for more than two years. The stream offers grants to support marketing activities that encourage overnight visitation from outside of the event’s Local Government Area.

The Flagship Event stream offers two subcategories:

  • Annual grants of $20,000 (ex GST); or
  • Triennial grants of $30,000 (ex GST), per annum for three years

A single event may receive an annual grant a maximum of three times and a Triennial grant only once. An event will only be considered for a Triennial grant once it has received three Annual grants.

To be eligible for the Flagship Event Annual event subcategory, your event must:

  • take place between 1 July 2024 and 30 June 2025
  • have been operating for a minimum of two (2) years prior to applying for funding
  • be held in one of the seven Destination Network regions listed. (Please note: the Local Government Areas of Penrith, Hawkesbury, Blue Mountains and Wollondilly are no longer included in the below Destination Networks):

To be eligible for the Flagship Event Triennial event subcategory, your event must:

  • meet the Eligible Events criteria above for Flagship Event Annual subcategory, and
  • have received three Flagship Event Annual event grants.

Applicants are encouraged to thoroughly read the Flagship Event stream Guidelines before beginning their application.

Applications are now open. Please register and log in to submit your application.

Flagship Event stream application process

  • GuidelinesIt is recommended you thoroughly read the Flagship Event stream Guidelines prior to applying to ensure your event meets the requirements.
  • ApplicationApplications must be submitted through the Destination NSW on-line application platform by Tuesday, 9 April 2024. We recommend that you add this page as a favourite for easier future access.
  • NotificationApplicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of the grant application once approval is determined by the Decision-Maker.

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