Regional Event Recovery Fund successful applicants announced

Sarah Courtney,Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

A total of 14 regional events and organisers will share in $1.5 million in funding as part of the Tasmanian Liberal Government’s Regional Event Recovery.

Tasmania is renowned for its unique home grown events, which showcase all our beautiful state has to offer, while providing a vital boost to the tourism and hospitality sector.

The $1.5 million Fund delivers on our election commitment by supporting organisers to undertake activities that contribute to the sustainability of events in regional areas, and encourage interstate and intrastate visitation.

Successful start-up and existing events held in regions across Tasmania can use the funds to resource the measures required to overcome a challenge or support their organisation.

This could include assisting with marketing activities or engaging personnel to provide specialist advice in areas such as business development, risk management and evaluation measures.

The Regional Events Recovery fund is delivering on the Tasmanian Government’s T21 Visitor Economy Action Plan and the PESRAC Report, to ensure we are well positioned to rebuild our visitor economy.

The Government is a strong supporter of the events sector, which has a critical role to play in restoring visitation to Tasmania and stimulating the economy following COVID-19.

I thank the industry for its hard work and resilience over the past 18 months, and I look forward to continuing to work with industry to build an even stronger and more vibrant sector for the future.

The successful applicants include:

1. A Taste of the Huon

2. Auspicious Arts Projects Inc

3. Junction Arts Festival

4. Visit Northern Tasmania

5. Australian Wooden Boat Festival

6. Geocentric Pty Limited

7. Tamar Valley Writers Festival

8. Beerfest Pty Ltd

9. Food Innovation Tasmania

10. Beaker Street Ltd

11. East Coast Wine Trail Association Inc

12. Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival

13. Angela Boxall

14. The Australian Antarctic Festival

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