$500,000 BOOST TO REGIONAL EVENT FUNDING

37 Regional Flagship Events will be supported by NSW Government grants in 2014.

The Regional Flagship Events Program provides one year grants of $10,000 and three year grants totalling $60,000 to support the marketing and advertising of important regional events and festivals. The grants were awarded following a competitive process administered by major events and tourism agency Destination NSW.

Regional Flagship Events such as the Blue Mountains’ Sculptures at Scenic World, Bangalow’s Sample Food Festival, Port Stephens’ Tastes at the Bay, and Narooma’s Great Southern Blues Festival attract visitors, create local jobs and boost regional economies through tourism.

Visitor expenditure in Regional NSW was worth more than $13.7 billion to year end September 2013, an increase of more than 11.1% compared to the same time last year.

For more information about Regional Flagship Events in NSW, go to http://www.destinationnsw.com.au/tourism/business-development-resources/funding-and-grants/regional-flagship-events-program or contact

Kristy Forche- Baird
Project Coordinator

Kempsey Shire Council Economic Sustainability Unit
Office: 6566 3113
Fax: 6566 3205
Email: Kristy.Forche-Baird@kempsey.nsw.gov.au