Scot MacDonald
24th Feb 2018

Organisers of new and second-year events held between July and December 2018 are being encouraged to apply for the NSW Government’s 2018 Incubator Event Fund, which supports events held in rural and regional NSW.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC said the Incubator Event Fund offers a one-off grant of up to $20,000 for new and existing smaller-scale events.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the event owners in our region who need extra support to help their event get off the ground or help it grow into something bigger,” Mr MacDonald said.

“Whether it’s for marketing, public relations, venue hire or attendee research, this $20,000 grant will assist in attracting more overnight visitors to the Central Coast and the Hunter in the hope they stay longer and spend more time exploring our wonderful region.

“I encourage those eligible to apply soon so they don’t miss out on this excellent NSW Government initiative.”

NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall said the Fund is part the NSW Government’s record $43 million investment aimed at increasing overnight visitation and expenditure across rural and regional NSW.

The Regional Flagship Events Program is managed and administered through the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Applications for round two of the 2018 Incubator Event Fund are open until Sunday 18 March 2018. To lodge an application and to view the criteria visit,