Events Assistance Program

Council’s Events Assistance Program is designed to assist local community events which benefit the local economy and attract visitors to the region. The program is open to not-for-profit organisations that can apply for funding and in-kind support twice a year for their events. 

Events with proven success of at least two years can apply for multi-year funding of up to three years in the one application form. All events requesting 100 per cent in-kind assistance (for activities such as field or venue hire, traffic management and waste services) will receive 10 bonus points in the scoring review. Applications received outside Council’s formal application periods will be held until the next round of the program is open.  

The next round of Council's Events Assistance will open in March 2022.    

Round 1: Events held between 1 July - 31 December 2021  Applications closed 
Round 2: Events held between 1 January - 30 June 2022 Applications closed

Who is eligible?

Successful events must:  

  • Be not-for-profit
  • Be hosted in the Mid-Western Regional local government area
  • Clearly state the aims, objectives and desired outcomes of the event
  • Ensure the event creates and promotes a positive image of the Mid-Western Region
  • Demonstrate the estimated number of locals and visitors who will be attracted to the event (and provide final accurate attendance figures post-event)
  • Demonstrate a high level of support from the local community, local businesses and establish a strong committee of volunteers
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully market and promote the event
  • Demonstrate the ability for the event to continue and develop in future years
  • Demonstrate other forms of sponsorship, financial income and support for the event
  • Demonstrate the expected economic impact and sustainability of the event (and provide final figures post-event)
  • Hold current Public Liability insurance. A Certificate of Currency must be received by Council before funding can be released
  • Ensure the Council logo is used on all marketing material and that all material be approved by Council prior to going to print
  • Provide a post-event evaluation including photos, press clippings, copies of all marketing material, attendance figures, economic benefit of the event, involvement of the local community (including volunteers and businesses). Failure to provide a post-event evaluation report will result in the applicant/event not being eligible for future funding.

Who is ineligible?

  • Events hosted outside the Mid-Western Regional local government area
  • Events run for commercial profit
  • Events which have already received funding from Council for the same event in the same year
  • Day-to-day operation funding for an organisation
  • Events with potential safety and/or environment hazards

Successful events 

2021 Round 2

Organisation Event Event Date Assistance 

Gulgong Show Society

Showgirl Zone Final 2022

22 January 2022

$481

In-kind

Gem and Lapidary Council of NSW

GEMBOREE 2022

15 April 2022

$2,000

Cash

Mudgee Endurance Riders Association

Mudgee Ray Gooley Memorial Endurance Ride

15 May 2022

$1,000

Cash

Kandos Museum

Kandos Bush Dance

11 June 2022

$500

Cash and In-kind

Gulgong Turf Club

Gulgong Gold Cup

12 June 2022

$1,000

Cash

Gulgong Prince of Wales Eisteddfod

Gulgong Prince of Wales Eisteddfod

TBA

$2,500

Cash and In-kind

Cudgegong Cruisers

Can Cruise

19 March 2022

$506

In-kind

Gulgong Chamber of Commerce

Henry Lawson Festival

13 June 2022

$2,000

Cash and In-kind

Gulgong Arts Council

Unearthed

TBA

$1,000

Cash and In-kind

Rylstone Kandos Street Machine Club

Kandos Street Machine

22 January 2022

$2,000

Cash and In-kind

Gulgong Folk Festival

Gulgong Folk Festival

TBA

$1,000

Cash and In-kind

Cudgegong Valley Antique Machinery Club Mudgee Swap Meet and Car Boot Sale  9 January 2022 $500 Cash and In-kind