Gladstone Region Events Receive MEAP Funding

Seven major regional events receive MEAP funding. Gladstone Regional Council has endorsed funding recommendations for seven major regional events.

Council’s Arts & Culture portfolio spokesperson Councillor Ren Lanzon said Round 1 funding applications were assessed by the Major Events Advisory Panel (MEAP).

“Council offers this funding opportunity to maintain and assist major regional events,” Cr Lanzon said.

“MEAP aims to encourage existing events to work towards financial sustainability while increasingly improving what they have to offer the community.

“Importantly it seeks to encourage new events to fill gaps in our events calendar to enhance the lifestyle of the people in the Gladstone Region and draw visitors to the region.”

The next round of MEAP funding will close on January 31 for events between July 1 and December 31, 2016.

“The events deliver value by providing enjoyment for the community while also attracting tourists and boosting the local economy,” Cr Lanzon said.

Information regarding event eligibility is available at www.gladstone.qld.gov.au/major-events-funding

Successful Round 1 MEAP funding recipients include:
Gladstone Multicultural Association – Gladstone Multicultural Week and Festival Day $8,000
Boyne Island Lions Club – District Lions Convention $5,000
Mt Larcom & District Show Society Inc – Mt Larcom Show $15,000
Capricorn Film Festival – $14,069
Discovery Coast Tourism & Commerce Inc – Agnes Blues Roots & Rock Festival $30,000
Discovery Coast Tourism & Commerce Inc – Captain Cook 1770 Festival $13,000
Gladstone Festival & Events – Gladstone Harbour Festival $80,000