Funding applications open for major events in Wagga Wagga

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(L-R) Council Events Officer Emma Corbett and Destination & Events Coordinator Kim Parker.

Wagga Wagga City Council has opened its funding round for major events and festivals, with between $3,000 and $20,000 available for events held between 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

“We are excited to support innovative and creative events that deliver strong social benefits and economic returns for the city,” Council Events Officer Emma Corbett said.

“This funding recognises the importance of events and festivals in driving visitation to our Wagga Wagga + Surrounds region, as well as showcasing our public spaces and enlivening our city.”

There are three categories of funding available including incubator events ($3,000 – $10,000), developing events (up to $20,000) and flagship events ($10,000 – $20,000) catering for the different growth and development stages an event progresses through.

Applications will remain open and be assessed periodically until June 2024 or until allocated funds are exhausted.

There are four assessment rounds throughout the financial year, with the first-round closing on 14 May 2023.