Queensland Destination Events Program – Round 13 opens next week
Posted on March 21st, 2019
Applications for the 13th round of destination event funding will open from Wed 27 March, closing Wed 26 June, for events held between January 2020 – January 2021. Events play a key role in fostering regional tourism and economic development and events can be a cost-effective way of promoting a region and its attractions – as an event grows, it attracts tourists in its own right.
The positive economic impact and interest in a community that a successful regional event can provide not only helps to build a sense of local pride but can also foster confidence and strengthen the community as a whole.
The Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP), formerly the Regional Development Program (RDP), seeks to leverage the crucial link between events and the destinations in which they are staged, extending the flow of the economic, marketing and social benefits of events throughout metropolitan and regional Queensland.
The Queensland Destination Events Program (QDEP), offers two funding options for regional events:
- Destination event funding – single year funding for developing events seeking growth ($10,000 – $25,000 per year)
- Significant event funding – single year or up to three years of funding for events that can demonstrate a strong track record of growth or growth potential ($25,000 – $100,000 per year)
Further information about the Queensland Destination Events Program can be found on the Tourism & Events Queensland website.