The South Australian Government is putting regional jobs first, thanks to an additional $1 million in regional event funding – set to spur new and innovative regional events and to grow existing events right across the state.

The 2021-22 Regional Event Fund has four categories:

  • Significant Event Funding (from $50,000) – up to three years’ funding for new large-scale signature events that have the potential to be nationally or internationally significant and which provide substantial visitation, media and profiling opportunities and economic impact for South Australia.
  • Established Event Funding ($20,000 to $50,000) – up to three years’ funding for events that can demonstrate a strong track record of growth and a strategy for event innovation
  • Development Event Funding ($10,000 to $20,000)– up to three years’ funding for events that demonstrate potential for growth and development
  • Emerging Event Funding ($5,000 to $10,000) – up to two years’ funding for events that are 1-3 years young, with a focus on smaller community events.

Applications to the Significant Event Funding category will be accepted year-round, with funding available from 1 July 2021.

All other categories will have two intake rounds, with round one opening Sunday 24 January and round two opening in August 2021. The funding rounds in 2021/22 will support events held from 1 September 2021 to 30 August 2022.

For more information and guidelines, please click:  Regional Event Fund 2021-22