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.  

Round 1: Events held between 1 July - 31 December 2023  Applications closed 31 March 2023
Round 2: Events held between 1 January - 30 June 2024 Applications open 1 September 2023

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 

2022/23 Round 1

Organisation Event Date Assistance  
AREC Small Farm Field Days 8 July 2022 $2,500 Cash
Gulgong Polocrosse Club Gulgong Polocrosse Carnival TBA - Event Rescheduled $1,000 Cash and In-kind
Mudgee Triathlon Club Mudgee Running Festival 21 August 2022 $2,500 In-kind
NSW PSSA NSW PSSA Rugby 23 -25 August 2022 $2,500 In-kind
NSW PSSA Softball Championships 30 August 2022 $500 Cash
Mudgee Junior Rugby League MJRL Grand Final 10 September 2022 $1,174 In-kind
Mudgee Veteran Golfers Association Veterans Week of Golf 12 - 16 September 2022 $500.00 Cash
Mudgee Gulgong Wolves FC Mudgee Masters 17 September 2022 $2,000 In-kind
Rosby Wine and Guesthouse Sculptures in the Garden 8 October 2022 $2,500 Cash
Rotary Club of Mudgee Gardens of Mudgee 18 October 2022 $1,000 Cash
Gulgong Vintage & Classic Motorcycle Show Gulgong Swap Meet TBA $2,000 Cash
Rylstone Street Feast Rylstone Street Feast 5 November 2022 $2,500 Cash and In-kind
Mudgee Bridge Club Bridge Club Congress 12 November 2022 $500 Cash
Mudgee Race Club Mudgee Cup $2,000 Cash