To support the economic and social recovery of our regions, the $25 million Reconnecting Regional NSW - Community Events Program will fund eligible regional NSW councils to deliver local community events.

The NSW Government is focused on supporting communities to recover from recent challenging times through the $200 million Regional Recovery Package, which will create new jobs and support community events, shows and festivals to boost tourism.


$25 million from the Package has been allocated to the Reconnecting Regional NSW - Community Events Program. The program will support regional communities to reconnect by helping eligible applicants deliver exciting community events. The program will also facilitate economic recovery by supporting local businesses in the events, hospitality and accommodation sectors.
Program objective

Key Dates

Applications open: Thursday 7 April 2022
Applications close: 5pm AEST on Friday 24 June 2022


The Reconnecting Regional NSW – Community Events Program will promote the social and economic recovery of regional communities, by renewing social connections and providing a revenue-boost to local businesses, following the extended COVID-19 restrictions across regional NSW and impacts of border closures.