‘Vital kickstart’ Sydney Business Events Fund opens for applications

Event organisers are being encouraged to apply for funding support from the NSW Government’s Kickstart 2021 Sydney Business Events Fund.

The funding is being offered to event organisers to offset venue costs including venue hire and in-house catering and audio visual.

Business event organisers have until 31 May 2021 to apply for a cash incentive of up to $90,000 in matched funding from the NSW Government for a new business event taking place in Greater Sydney, Newcastle or Wollongong between now and 31 December 2021.

Business event organisers from anywhere in Australia can apply for funding to support new small to medium-sized business events in Greater Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong including, but not limited to, conferences and trade exhibitions ranging from 50 up to 900 people.

The Kickstart 2021 Sydney Business Events Fund is being administered by BESydney in conjunction with Destination NSW.

“This funding will provide a vital kickstart for our industry,” BESydney CEO Lyn Lewis-Smith said.

“The need and appetite for companies to reconnect and get back to business is clear. The funding will help attract events back into our cities and provide the confidence for businesses now to confirm their in-person meetings.”

To apply go to www.meetinsydney.com.au/offers/. For regional NSW business events support go to meetinnsw.com.au.