Why the Support is Provided?
The Events Queensland Regional Development Program (EQRDP) is an investment program designed to extend the flow of economic and social benefits of events to regional Queensland.
In collaboration with local councils and Regional Tourist Organisations (RTOs), the EQRDP supports a diverse portfolio of events which help to attract a continuous stream of interstate and international visitors to Queensland while also raising the profile of the state nationally and overseas, encouraging future tourism and investment.
Events that receive funding through the EQRDP vary in size, theme and purpose and range from music, art and food festivals, to sporting events and regional and cultural celebrations. These events showcase regional Queensland, attract visitors and enhance their experience, and retain valuable tourism dollars within the region and state.
Tourism and Events Queensland has created the most comprehensive portfolio of supported events of any state in Australia with more than $21 million invested through the EQRDP across 976 events since 2001.
What Support is Provided?
Financial assistance of up to 25% of the event budget can be applied for. Please read the EQRDP Funding Guidelines for further information: http://www.eventsqueensland.com.au/event-funding/eqrdp-funding-schemes/apply-for-event-funding-queensland.
You can obtain more detailed information about the EQRDP in the Events Queensland Regional Development Program Funding Guidelines. You can obtain a copy of this brochure by contacting the regional secretariat in Brisbane on 1300 881 255 or you can download a copy from the website at http://www.eventsqueensland.com.au/event-funding/eqrdp-funding-schemes/apply-for-event-funding-queensland.