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WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA? More than 80K in event funding up for grabs in Lake Mac!

Have you got an idea for a slap-up celebration? A brainwave about a community event that helps to amplify Lake Macquarie’s culture and identity?

Well, Lake Macquarie City Council wants to hear from you.

Under its second round of 2020 events funding grants, Council is offering up more than $80,000 in funding across three categories.

Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser said individual grants of up to $2000 were available for Lake Macquarie-based events and celebrations, up to $10,000 for community events and up to $20,000 for sponsored events and festivals.

Cr Fraser added that projects that were likey to draw visitors to the LGA would be given priority.

“This program aims to fund meaningful, creative, high-quality events for our community and visitors to Lake Macquarie,” she said.

“We will prioritise events that are engaging, surprising and entertaining, that are attractive to visitors and that have the potential to inject money into the local economy.”

Council’s arts, culture, and tourism manager Jacqui Hemsley said she was looking forward to seeing ta range of strong submissions.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing some exciting applications come through. We know the event industry has taken a hit, but hopefully this funding will reinvigorate event organisers and offer a helping hand to get events up and running,” she said.

“The best advice I have for applying, is to read our funding guidelines carefully and demonstrate how your event will meet our assessment criteria.”

Head here for more information and to apply. Round Two submissions close on Sunday 1 November.