The NSW government has announced the details of its Event Saverscheme, a new fund for events impacted by COVID. First announcedin October last year, no further details of the fund had been made available until now.

Any events scheduled between 15 December 2021 and 31 December 2022, which have had to cancel or has been significantly disrupted due to a a public health order, can apply for funding.

In a press release, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the funding sends “a strong signal that the Government is here to support business”.

“Major events are a key economic driver that create thousands of jobs across the state. The Event Saver Fund will ensure that organisers aren’t left high and dry,” said Perrottet.

Newly-promoted Minister for the Arts, Ben Franklin, said, “As we look to rebound from the effects of the past two years, this funding will help support local jobs and ensure major event organisers can plan with confidence to safely deliver their events in 2022/23.”

Ben Franklin

Under the fund’s guidelines, event organisers can apply to the...