Funding up to $5k for Tasmanian event organisers

Taste of Tasmania festival.

Tasmanian event organisers will be able to apply for funding of up to $5,000 to support Covid-19 associated costs for events occurring through to November 2022, through the extension of the Event Ready Grant Program.

Events Tasmania has committed an additional $300,000 for round two of the program, which has been extended to accept applications up until 30 June 2022, for events occurring up until 30 November 2022.

“For the last two years, event organisers across Tasmania have worked tirelessly to adjust to the challengers of Covid-19,” Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events Sarah Courtney said in a statement.

“The events sector has shown immense resilience, and found innovative ways to ensure Tasmanians can attend the unique and home-grown events that make this State so special.

“We recognise the importance of events in restoring visitation and stimulating the economy as we welcome visitors back to our State.”

The Event Ready Grant Program is available to new and existing events that have or are in the process of developing a Covid-19 safety plan.

The Event Ready Grant Program has been running since September 2020, with over 170 applications received to date and more than $759,000 provided in grant funding.

“I thank the organisers around Tasmania who have worked very hard to adjust to the changes by bringing forward a raft of innovative ideas to ensure Tasmanians once again attend the events they enjoy,” said Courtney.

To lodge an application go to www.eventstasmania.com.