Support and information to rebuild and recover.
Applications are now open for Expressions of Interest from event organisers and community groups wanting to run or develop an event to support Tweed communities and businesses in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and recent floods.
The NSW Government has provided a funding pool of $330,000 as part of its Reconnecting Regional NSW Community Events Program designed to bring the Tweed community together.
For events to be eligible for funding, they must be:
open to the public
free to attend or a very small fee
designed to reconnect communities
be held before 23 March 2023.
Mayor of Tweed Chris Cherry said this initiative provided a wonderful opportunity for local event organisers.
“The Tweed community has been hit hard over the past couple of years, first with the impact of COVID-19 and associated border closures, and then by the two flood events of February and March this year,” Cr Cherry said.
“I would love to see our communities coming back together to enjoy the things that make us happy and create a sense of belonging.
“This funding, offered by the NSW Government, allows us to revive our events calendar and support the wonderful people who bring those events to us. We would really love to see professional event managers as well as community groups applying for funding.
“We are a close-knit community and thrive on connections to nature and each other. This funding is a very welcome support to the Tweed’s recovery program.”
Examples of eligible events include:
festivals and fairs
food and leisure events
community classes and workshops
agricultural field days
community public holiday events
Applications must address the criteria and show how the event would rebuild community cohesion, deliver positive social outcomes and support local businesses.
A budget is also required as part of the application.
Please note this is a competitive process and not all applications may be supported.
A submission form is available at YourSayTweed/ Community Events EOI or Council's Holding/Promoting Events page.
Applications will close at 12 noon on Monday 6 June 2022.
For more information about the program, visit Reconnecting Regional NSW Community Events Program.
Photo 1: Community event
Caption: Funding is available for events aimed at reconnecting the Tweed community following the double whammy of the impacts from the flood and COVID-19 pandemic.
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