Applications for the Regional Events Acceleration Fund Round Two are now open, with $20 million in funding available for eligible events hosted in regional NSW between July 2022 and June 2023. 

The funding will help attract new major events to regional NSW, make existing iconic events even bigger and better, and improve accessibility and inclusion.  

The types of eligible events include:  

  • major sporting and lifestyle events 
  • major food and beverage events 
  • major music, art, cultural and regionally significant agricultural field day events.

The Regional Events Acceleration Fund Round Two offers three streams of funding: 

Stream One – Major Event Enhancement  
Grants between $50,000 and $200,000 to support existing iconic events by funding improvements and infrastructure to enhance attendance and visitor experience.  

Stream Two – Major Event Attraction  
Grants for a minimum of $100,000 to support the attraction and delivery of new major international and domestic events that will become iconic to regional NSW. 

Stream Three – Major Event Accessibility and Inclusion 
Grants between $15,000 and $100,000 to support event infrastructure to improve accessibility and inclusion at major iconic events in regional NSW. Applicants must also apply for Stream One or Stream Two to be eligible for Stream Three.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 4 October 2022, or when the funding is fully committed. The assessment process is approximately ten weeks from submission.

An online Information Session is being held on Wednesday 30 March from 3pm to provide an overview of the program and answer questions from potential applicants.

Register for the Information Session here.

Find out more.