2015-2016 RVEF Contestable Fund

4 May 2015

The Contestable Fund provides up to $3.5m and is available for Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs), Local Tourism Organisations (LTOs), Industry or Sector Associations, local government and industry.

Assessment criteria

Please review the RVEF Program Guidelines – Contestable Fund, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and Applicant Checklist before submitting an application.

Each successful applicant will need to enter into a funding agreement with Destination NSW. The project deliverables, reporting requirements, payment schedules etc. will be developed with each successful applicant. The template is provided below for your information.

RVEF Contestable Funding Agreement template

All applications must be supported by a completed Destination Management Plan relevant to the project’s region that meets the requirements outlined in the Destination NSW template. For more information, please refer to Destination Management Planning page.

Prior to submitting, please review your application against the checklist below.

RVEF Contestable Fund Applicant Checklist


Applications can only be submitted using the online form, which can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

Key dates

There are three rounds for the 2015-2016 Contestable Fund:

Round One
Monday, 4 May 2015: Applications open
Friday, 12 June 2015: Applications close

Round Two
Monday 31 August 2015: Applications open
Friday 09 October 2015: Applications close

Round Three
Monday 1 February 2016:
 Applications open
Friday 11 March 2016: Applications close

Key contacts

For further information, please contact the Destination NSW RVEF team
P: 02 9931 1593
Email: rvef.program@dnsw.com.au

For assistance in developing your application please contact your Zone Manager. The relevant Zone Managers at present are:

Successful Applications

See list of successful applications

Related pages

Destination Management Planning

Funding and Grants

Media Release: NSW Government Announces Opening of Regional Tourism Funding