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Regional Events Acceleration Fund - Round 2

This is a preview of the Regional Events Acceleration Fund Round 2 Application Form form. When you’re ready to apply, click Fill Out Now to begin.

Regional Events Acceleration Fund

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Round 2 of the $20 million Regional Events Acceleration Fund will support organisations to attract new events to the regions, make existing iconic regional NSW events even bigger and better, and to improve accessibility and inclusion at major events. Supporting iconic major events will stimulate regional economies and support the recovery from the effects of ongoing drought, bushfires, floods and COVID-19.

Events must be located in one or more eligible regional NSW Local Government Areas (LGAs), including Lord Howe Island or the Unincorporated Far West. Projects in Greater Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong are not eligible.

Your application is not officially submitted for consideration until you ‘Review and Submit’ your application at the end of the application form and receive a confirmation email. Once submitted, your application cannot be varied. Please ensure you allow enough time for completion (at least two hours if you have already read the Guidelines and have all of your supporting information prepared - see checklist below).

Key dates

  • Funding to support events delivered between 1 July 2022 and 30 June 2023
  • Applications open: Friday, 18 March 2022
  • Applications close: 5pm on Tuesday, 4 October 2022, or when the funding is fully committed
  • Assessment and approval process: approximately ten weeks from submission
  • Contracting will commence once a letter of conditional offer has been accepted by the applicant.

Applications will not be accepted after 5pm AEST on 4 October, 2022.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or completing this application form, please contact us on 1300 679 673 from 8.30am to 4.30pm or email and quote your REAF application ID (this is the Submission Number sent to you by email when you started the application – REAF2-xxxx).

Before you start you will need to have * Required
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At least 8 choices must be selected. Program Guidelines, datasheet, landowner consent form and other resources can be found on the REAF Website. Your Local Destination Network can be found here
Has this event previously been funded by REAF Round 1? * Required

This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "Has this event previously been funded by REAF Round 1?" on page 1

e.g. REAF-xxxx