Funding Continues to Support Regional Events

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The state government is continuing to dish out grants to help support regional events and create jobs in the region.

An additional $1 million has been committed through the Regional Event Fund which is set to spur new and innovative events and help grow existing events.

The 2021 -2022 Regional Event Funds has four different categories that include:

  • Significant Event Funding (from $50,000) – up to three years’ funding for new large-scale signature events that have the potential to be nationally or internationally significant and which provide substantial visitation, media and profiling opportunities and economic impact for South Australia.
  • Established Event Funding ($20,000 to $50,000) – up to three years’ funding for events that can demonstrate a strong track record of growth and a strategy for event innovation
  • Development Event Funding ($10,000 to $20,000)– up to three years’ funding for events that demonstrate potential for growth and development
  • Emerging Event Funding ($5,000 to $10,000) – up to two years’ funding for events that are 1-3 years young, with a focus on smaller community events

Applications to the Significant Event Funding category will be accepted year-round, with funding available from 1 July 2021.

All other categories will have two intake rounds, with round one opening Sunday 24 January and round two opening in August 2021. The funding rounds in 2021/22 will support events held from 1 September 2021 to 30 August 2022.

Premier Steven Marshall “This expanded regional event fund is in direct response to what regional communities need as they recover from the impacts of COVID-19 – boosting spending and jobs right across our great state.

“With the latest data showing 48 cents in every tourism dollar is spent in our regions, regional tourism is playing a key role in the recovery of our state’s visitor economy.

Criteria and funding guidelines are available at: 







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