The South Australian Government recognises the huge impact COVID-19 has had on the events sector in South Australia.
The Regional Event Fund is designed to strengthen the state's regional events calendar and drive economic stimulus across the regions beyond the traditionally peak summer tourism period.
Through the South Australian Tourism Commission, the State Government has committed an additional $1 million to SA's regional events in 2021/22 to encourage the development of new events, grow existing events and drive increased visitation to the regional economy.
Applicants can seek funding grants from $5,000 to more than $50,000 and there are four categories:
Significant Event Funding (from $50,000)
Established Event Funding ($20,000 to $50,000)
Development Event Funding ($10,000 to $20,000)
Emerging Event Funding ($5,000 to $10,000)
Applications for round two open on 1 August 2021, to support events to be held from 1 September 2021 to 30 August 2022.
Applications for Significant Event Funding are accepted year-round, with funding available from 1 July 2021.
For info visit: Regional Event Fund
The Tourism Industry Development Fund also offers funding for larger infrastructure projects and product development.
For more info visit: Tourism Industry Development Fund