Government Funding for Festivals

Lakeside festival has successfully received $10,000 in funding for 2020-21. This funding will assist with the running of the festival and we know tourism is a major contributor to our local economy, and events like the Lakeside Festival are a draw card for interstate visitors to our area, so the NSW Government is proud to support these activities at such a critical time.

It is part of funding provided to 59 events to share in the NSW Government’s $1 million 2020 Regional Event Fund and is in addition to the $50,000 provided to the 2020 Wingham Akoostik Festival announced earlier this year. The Regional Event Fund is part of the NSW Government’s $10 million Tourism Recovery package 2020.

As restrictions are still in place most festivals have been postponed due to Covid. The funding will be carried over to 2021, giving us more time to plan and utilise the funding efficiently.