Event organisers have just under two weeks to take advantage of sponsorship applications being offered by MidCoast Council for 2020-21.
Applications close on February 28.
Organisers planning to held an event in the Mid Coast region between August 1 this year and January 21, 2021 could be eligible for funding of up to $10,000.
Applicants will be assessed on the level of economic, social and cultural benefits generated through the event.
Not only do local events connect the Mid Coast's vibrant communities, they help put the region on the map, attracting visitors from around the country and boosting the local economy, MidCoast Council economic development co-ordinator, Robyn Brennan said.
This is a terrific opportunity for event organisers to receive assistance in bringing their ideas and projects to life or to grow and improve existing events.Robyn Brennan
From art shows and music festivals, to sporting events, food, fashion and everything in between, events were a celebration of what the Mid Coast was all about, she said.
Ms Brennan said council was committed to supporting these events to deliver benefits to the area's 90,000 plus residents and visitors.
Depending on the scale of the event, four categories of funding would be offered in the program:
- Community event: Up to $2000;
- Medium event: $2000-5000;
- Large event: $5000-10,000, and
- Iconic event: $10,000 plus
Applications must be submitted online using the event sponsorship application form, while organisers of iconic events should contact council's events team prior to submitting their application.
"This is a terrific opportunity for event organisers to receive assistance in bringing their ideas and projects to life or to grow and improve existing events,"Ms Brennan said.
"Council has a long history of supporting events across the region with 20 to 30 high quality applications for sponsorship received across each bi-annual round of sponsorship.
"We know that these events are largely run by volunteers and the benefits to the community are immeasurable so this assistance is really important for these dedicated event organisers and their teams."
All applicants are required to submit an event budget using MidCoast Council's event budget template, available on the website.
Get in before the funding round closes on February 28.
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