Event Tasmania Grants
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Events Tasmania has opened two grant programs
Event Ready Grants
Events Tasmania Event Ready Grant Program aims to assist events to identify and evaluate costs relating to the impacts of COVID-19. This program supports events to develop and implement COVID-19 safe practices, and to effectively communicate their response to existing and possibly new target market(s)/audiences.
Events Tasmania is offering grants of up to $5 000 in funding to support events. The funding is aimed at events that offer regional and seasonal benefit to Tasmania.
Applications are currently open.
Event Infrastructure and Critical Support Small Business Grant Program
The Event Infrastructure and Critical Support Small Business Grant Program aims to assist suppliers of event services whose operations have been substantially impacted by COVID-19 related restrictions.
The grant funding will support sustaining fixed costs such as wages, rent and servicing debt associated with business assets purchased before 29 February 2020.
The grant program will be structured in four tiers based on business turnover in either the financial year 2018-19 (preferred) or in the 2019 calendar year:
- Turnover of more than $1.5 million per annum may be eligible for a grant of $100 000.
- Turnover of less than $1.5 million but more than $1 million may be eligible for a grant of $50 000.
- Turnover of less than $1 million but more than $250 000 may be eligible for a grant of $15 000.
- Turnover of less than $250 000 but more than $50 000 may be eligible for a grant of $5 000.
This is a competitive, merit based grant program with limited funding of $2.5 million.
Meeting the eligibility criteria will not guarantee the business will receive a grant. This is a competitively based program.
Applications opened at 12 noon 19 October 2020, with a closing date of 12 noon 13 November 2020.
[Photo of Festivale by Adam Gibson for Tourism Tasmania]