Ms Stephanie Cooke recognizing Junee’s Rhythm N Rail Festival.

Ms Cooke said the 2019 Incubator Event Fund offers annual grants to events in rural and regional NSW to assist in areas such as marketing, public relations, venue hire and attendee research. “Our rural and regional communities are full of brilliant ideas and the Incubator Event Fund provides a platform to get events off the ground and up and running – events that will help enliven and kick start local economies,” Ms Cooke said.

“We’ve already got such an array of events in our wonderful part of the world, such as Junee’s Rhythm n Rail Festival, the Crooked Mile Show & Shine in West Wyalong or the Jugiong Writer’s Festival, and it would be fantastic to see even more events become a regular fixture in the calendar.