Northern Territory launches new business events support funding
Organisations can apply for financial assistance of $100 per delegate up to a maximum of $50,000 per event, with priority given to those events that align with NT priority industry strength sectors and with the majority of event participants travelling to the NT from interstate and beyond.
Andrew Hopper, acting deputy CEO of the Department of Tourism and Culture, indicated that the financial assistance for qualified events was designed to complement the NT Government’s Buy Local policy, with funding steered towards those elements which require involvement by local NT businesses.
“This may range from the appointment of a local PCO or DMC through to covering costs for a local keynote speaker, a welcome function, gala dinner or perhaps a technical touring component in any of our key business event destinations which include Darwin, Alice Springs and Uluru,” he said.
Support will also be weighted towards business events which align with the Territory’s economic and social strengths which include health, agribusiness, land management, mining, renewable energy, education and defence.
The NTBESF takes effect from the beginning of 2018. For more information head here.