MidCoast Council hopeful of a return of more local events in 2021

MidCoast Council is looking to bring back local events this year in a big way.


MIDCOAST Council is looking to support organisers to bring some local events back in 2021/22.

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Event organisers planning on holding events across the MidCoast region between 1 August 2021 and 31 January 2022 are invited to submit applications for sponsorship from Council. Applications for sponsorship will be assessed based on the level of economic, social and cultural benefits generated through the event.

Not only do local events connect the MidCoast’s vibrant communities, they help put the region on the map, attracting visitors from around the country and boosting the local economy.

From art shows and music festivals, to sporting events, food, fashion and everything in between, events are a celebration of what the MidCoast is all about and Council is committed to supporting these great events to deliver benefits to the area’s 90,000+ residents and visitors.

Depending on the scale of the event, four categories of funding are offered in the sponsorship program:
Community event: Up to $2,000
Medium event: $2,000 – $5,000
Large event: $5,000 – $10,000
Iconic event: $10,000+

Applications must be submitted online using the event sponsorship application form, while organisers of ‘Iconic Events’ should contact Council’s events team prior to submitting their application.

Applications open 1 January 2021 and will be accepted until 28 February 2021.

“We’re excited and hopeful that we can see some of our fantastic local events happening again,” said Robyn Brennan, Mid Coast Council’s Economic Development Coordinator.

“This is a terrific opportunity for event organisers to receive assistance in bringing their ideas and projects to life or to grow and improve existing events, and while we recognise that we’ll need to adapt to our ‘new normal’ and continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, we’re confident events can happen again.

“We know that these events are largely run by volunteers and the benefits to the community are immeasurable, especially given the year we’ve had, so this assistance is really important for event organisers and their teams.”

All applicants are required to submit an event budget using MidCoast Council’s event budget template, available on the website.

For more information and to complete your sponsorship application, head to www.midcoast.nsw.gov.au/funding and apply before 28 February 2021.

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