Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade

    Funding round to boost regional events now open

    2/10/2018 9:05 AM
    • Total funding pool of $1 million on offer for regional events
    • Part of 2019-20 Regional Events Scheme
    • Includes $150,000 for Aboriginal events 

    Regional event holders are encouraged to apply for funding offered through the 2019-20 Regional Events Scheme, which supports smaller developing regional events.


    A funding pool of up to $1 million is available as part of the round.


    The round will include the Regional Aboriginal Events Scheme, which is a quarantined pool of $150,000. To be eligible to apply for this funding, event holders must be delivering Aboriginal activities and experiences through the leadership and participation of Aboriginal people.


    Both schemes are supported by the State Government through Tourism Western Australia and Royalties for Regions, and are open to events held between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020.


    Event holders can apply for funding of between $5,000 and $40,000.


    Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday December 11, 2018. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.tourism.wa.gov.au/res


    Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Paul Papalia:


    "The Regional Events Scheme plays an important role in positioning WA as a recognised and exciting destination with events across the State all year-round, and I encourage regional event holders to apply for funding.


    "It is fantastic to see that 69 events were awarded funding through the 2018-19 Regional Events Scheme, which included 10 events under the inaugural Regional Aboriginal Events Scheme.


    "Regional events encourage people to visit and explore the area, helping to create vibrant communities and strengthening economies.


    "Attracting more people to regional WA as well as supporting the growth of Aboriginal tourism are both important parts of Tourism WA's Two-Year Action Plan."


    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "The Regional Events Scheme will assist communities throughout the State to host a variety of tourism experiences that will encourage visitors to come and stay - supporting local businesses, job opportunities and economies.


    "The scheme also provides the opportunity for regional communities to showcase local attractions and promote their patch as an attractive place to visit and a great place to live."


    Tourism Minister's office - 6552 5600

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6200