Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Tourism; Culture and the Arts; Heritage

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    Applications open for regional event funding support

    24/08/2021 11:00 AM
    • Regional event holders encouraged to apply for funding
    • Total of up to $1 million available, including $150,000 for the Regional Aboriginal Events Scheme
    • Supported by the Western Australian Government, through Tourism WA's Regional Events Program 

    Regional event holders are encouraged to apply for funding through the 2022-23 Regional Events Scheme, which opened today.


    Event holders can apply for grants between $5,000 and $40,000 for events held between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023.


    The annual funding round supports smaller and developing events around Western Australia, with a total of up to $1 million of funding available.


    The funding includes $150,000 for the Regional Aboriginal Events Scheme (RAES) to support events that showcase and celebrate Aboriginal activities and experiences through the leadership and participation of Aboriginal people.


    Sixty-two regional events around the State were awarded funding under the 2021-22 scheme, including five through the RAES.


    The Regional Events Scheme is supported by the Western Australian Government, through Tourism WA's Regional Events Program.


    Applications close at 5pm on October 19, 2021. For more information or to apply, visit http://www.tourism.wa.gov.au/res


    Comments attributed to Tourism Minister David Templeman:


    "Our regional events play such an important role in showcasing the unique destinations that make our State such a popular holiday destination for visitors, particularly as the industry continues to recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.


    "I encourage all eligible regional event holders to apply for the Regional Events Scheme to help make their event even bigger and better.


    "These events help create a vibrant atmosphere, give people a time-specific reason to visit, and generate media coverage in our regions, which is all great news for local businesses."


    Comments attributed to Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "It is great to see events happening around the State, which not only bring communities together but also attract visitors from near and far, supporting regional economies and jobs.


    "The Regional Events Scheme provides significant help to regional event holders, especially those hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, to rebuild and pursue their program of activities with confidence.


    "Events are an essential part of the fabric of Western Australia's regions, celebrating the community's diversity and talents, while providing opportunities for connection and support - essential to help maintain strong, robust communities."


    Tourism Minister's office - 6552 5400

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6200