Industry Announcements: Grant Writing Workshop, DNSW Industry Update + New Rounds of Funding

Places still available for tomorrow’s virtual workshop!

Join us for the latest installment of our Destination Drop In Series. Learn from successful grant writers, Linda Tillman and Kushla Gale of Tilma Group, on how to write applications that have a higher chance of securing funding.

Hear from Jacqui Greaves, Regional Tourism Development Manager at Destination NSW and Donna Payne, Business Development Manager at Department of Regional NSW, who’ll be sharing their useful tips and advice from a funding body perspective.

  • WHEN: Wednesday 20th October, at 11am
  • WHERE: Online via Teams

All welcome. Registrations are essential for this free event.

Aaron recently caught up with Linda who gave us a little teaser of what to expect from the session. Watch the full interview here!

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Webinar: Destination NSW Brand Campaign Industry Update

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney and Minister for Trade and Industry, the Hon Stuart Ayres MP and Destination NSW CEO Steve Cox invite you to the launch of the state’s new Tourism Campaign.

The new campaign will mark the reopening of our state as we welcome back visitors to Sydney and NSW. Building an inspiring brand is key to rebuilding the NSW visitor economy and its resilience. The first in more than a decade, the campaign is designed to deliver growth in visitor nights and spend and accelerate our trajectory to becoming the premier visitor economy of the Asia Pacific.​

Join the session to:

  • Learn about the new strategy and campaign and its benefits for the visitor economy of NSW 
  • Hear about tips and tools to help you leverage the campaign
  • Get an exclusive preview of the new TV commercial, to be aired nationwide from 24 October

The session will be followed by a Q&A with the presenters.

Destination NSW Brand Campaign – Industry Update
Free online webinar
Friday, 22 October
11:00am – 12:00pm

This webinar is presented by Destination NSW, the lead agency, champion and voice of the visitor economy within the NSW Government. To find out about more Destination NSW webinars and tourism business resources, visit or contact [email protected].

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Regional Recovery Package to Kickstart Economy and Create New Jobs

The NSW Government has unveiled a $200 million recovery package for regional NSW that will create new jobs and support events, shows and festivals to boost tourism and help young people reclaim the best years of their lives.

A key part of the NSW COVID-19 Economic Recovery Strategy, the $200 million Regional Recovery Package includes:  

  • $30 million for the Regional Job Creation Fund Round Two (to be open for applications in early 2022) 
  • $50 million Regional Events Package, including:
    • $20 million Regional Events Acceleration Fund Round Two (to be open for application in early 2022)
    • $5 million Country Shows support package
    • $25 million Reconnecting Regional NSW: Community Events Package
  • $40 million priority infrastructure projects across Regional NSW

Further announcements will be made with respect to the remaining $80 million.

Read the full media release here.