Applications are now open through the 2017/18 Regional Events and Festivals Program and Community Events Development Fund. This round of funding will support events held after 1 September 2017.
A new online portal is now available to work through the steps involved and provide access to application forms. Click here to visit the online portal.
Regional Events and Festivals Program
Financial support is provided towards marketing and PR (only) for events which promote South Australia and its regions as tourism destinations. Regional events must be significant to their location and its community, provide good economic returns and be able to boost the profile of the region. These events already attract interstate and/or intrastate visitors, must generate local media and have the ability to receive state and national media coverage.
Applicants are encouraged to consider applying for multiple year agreements (up to three years), and should identify the projected growth over this period throughout their application.
Community Events Development Fund
This fund supports new, smaller or community-based events seeking to increase their tourism relevance, or undertake a specific project to achieve this. Events may apply for up to $5,000 to attract new audiences and support the event's development in a way that promotes South Australia and its regions as tourism destinations. Community events are primarily driven and sustained by the respective local community, providing strong social outcomes, but less of an economic benefit to the region.
These events may have the ability to grow into Regional Events.
Events that are are ineligible for funding include:
· Trade and industry events;
· New Year's celebrations, Christmas pageants;
· Tours, open gardens, markets, open days;
· Concerts, performances, fireworks displays;
· Club rallies or reunions;
· Charity, fundraising activities;
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 5:00PM THURSDAY 16 MARCH 2017. Please ensure you have submitted your application before this time in order to be considered in this funding round.