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Major Community Events Promotion


The Major Community Events Promotion Scheme is running again for 2017.

The Major Event Promotion Scheme assists Major Community Events, identified by the McKinlay Shire Council, with marketing and advertising expenses with the view of creating greater awareness among tourists and the wider community. Funds up to $1000.00 per community group will be allocated on a dollar for dollar contribution (creating a $2000.00 marketing and advertising budget for each event). Council will administer the marketing and advertising expenditure, based on prior agreement between Council and each community group.

If you wish to apply for marketing support for your event in a dollar for dollar grant with McKinlay Shire Council, please contact Tourism Coordinator Georgia Crocker on georgiaf@mckinlay.qld.gov.au or 4746 7166.

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Download an expression of interest form.

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