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 2022  Applications closed
Round 2: Events held between 1 January - 30 June 2023 Applications open 1 September 2022

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 

2021/22 Round 2

 Organisation Event Event Date Assistance  

AREC

Small Farm Field Days

8 July 2022

$2,500

Cash

NSW PSSA

Softball Championships

30 August 2022

$500

Cash

Mudgee Gulgong Wolves FC

Mudgee Masters

17 September 2022

$2,000

In-kind

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

Rotary Club of Mudgee

Gardens of Mudgee

18 October 2022

$1,000

Cash

Mudgee Triathlon Club

Mudgee Running Festival

21 August 2022

$2,500

In-kind

Gulgong Vintage & Classic Motorcycle Show

Gulgong Swap Meet

TBA

$2,000

Cash

NSWPSSA

NSWPSSA Event

TBA

$2,500

In-kind

Rosby Wine and Guesthouse

Sculptures in the Garden

8 October 2022

$2,500

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

2 December 2022

$2,000

Cash

Gulgong Polocrosse Club

Gulgong Polocrosse Carnival

TBA

$1,000

Cash and In-kind

2022/23 Round 1

Organisation Event Event Date Assistance

AREC

Small Farm Field Days

8 July 2022

$2,500

Cash

NSW PSSA

Softball Championships

30 August 2022

$500

Cash

Mudgee Gulgong Wolves FC

Mudgee Masters

17 September 2022

$2,000

In-kind

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

Rotary Club of Mudgee

Gardens of Mudgee

18 October 2022

$1,000

Cash

Mudgee Triathlon Club

Mudgee Running Festival

21 August 2022

$2,500

In-kind

Gulgong Vintage & Classic Motorcycle Show

Gulgong Swap Meet

TBA

$2,000

Cash

NSWPSSA

NSWPSSA Event

TBA

$2,500

In-kind

Rosby Wine and Guesthouse

Sculptures in the Garden

8 October 2022

$2,500

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

2 December 2022

$2,000

Cash

Gulgong Polocrosse Club

Gulgong Polocrosse Carnival

TBA

$1,000

Cash and In-kind