Event support fund opens in Tasmania

Funding applications have opened for Tasmania’s $8 million Events Support and Attraction Fund, which will help draw visitors into regional Tasmanian communities and attract new events to Tasmania.

The fund was announced alongside a $1 million Regional Hospitality Revival Fund as part of the Tasmanian Government’s First 100 Day Plan.

Eligible businesses can apply for funding to assist meet the costs associated with live performances, event staging, minor works, marketing and promotion, or other initiatives that contribute to the revival of their business and help bring visitors into their region.

“We know the current COVID-19 environment is challenging for events, this investment will ensure organisers are supported to continue being innovative and creative,” said Sarah Courtney, Minister for Hospitality and Events.

The $1 million Regional Hospitality Revival Fund will offer one-off rebate payments of up to $1,500 to support hospitality businesses outside of Hobart and Launceston to attract visitors into the regions.

“In addition, the Government recognises that our regional hospitality businesses are the lifeblood of the communities they operate in and they also help attract visitors to regional Tasmania,” Courtney said.