Festival funding boost for NSW councils

The NSW Government is offering funding to councils to run Covid-safe events over the summer.

The councils will be able to access $10,000 from the Festival of Place Summer Fun(d) program to be used to host outdoor markets, micro-festivals, open-air theatre, street parties, lawn libraries and street entertainment.

“Local businesses need our support to recover from the devastating effects of COVID-19 and this funding helps them create environments and experiences that encourage people to stay and spend local,” Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said.

The program will run from December until Easter.