The Milton, Mollymook and Ulladulla based Storyfest event is one of local five events to share in funds offered by the NSW Government.
The NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, will provide funding to 59 event organisers across the state to deliver events that will attract visitors and drive economic activity for local businesses.
The South Coast successful events are: Rising from the Ashes - Shoalhaven Car Rally, SeeChange Jervis Bay Arts Festival , Viking Festival - A Celebration of our Scandinavian Heritage, The Bay Games - Huskisson and StoryFest
COVID19 stopped StoryFest and many other events from being held this year and it's due to return in June 2021.
StoryFest is a celebration of storytelling in all its forms - oral, written, prose, poetry or song.
Member for South Coast, Shelley Hancock said the support for these events would be critical to reawakening the local tourism industry following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This is fantastic news for small businesses across the South Coast as these events bring in visitors who stay locally and spend locally, plus events employ local residents and are important to the social and cultural fabric of the area," Mrs Hancock said.
"It has been incredibly tough for residents and businesses in recent months, so this NSW Government support is most welcome and will play a significant part in getting the South Coast back on track to be the vibrant community it's known to be.
"I can't wait to join with the community and visitors attending these wonderful events when we can all safely enjoy social gatherings once again."
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said it was clear that regional NSW is eager to welcome visitors back to drive spending in communities that rely on the visitor economy to support local businesses.
"The calibre and diversity of events supported through the Regional Event Fund will give visitors plenty of extra motivation to get out and explore regional NSW," Minister Ayres said.
"Regional NSW is eagerly welcoming visitors back to drive spending in communities that rely on the visitor economy to support local businesses."
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro said COVID-19 restrictions led to the postponement of many regional NSW events, but event owners had shown determination to bounce back.
"Local businesses in regional communities are preparing for a much needed economic boost after enduring drought, bushfires and more recently COVID-19," said Mr Barilaro.
"These events create local jobs and bring regional communities together, and so we look forward to a full calendar of COVID-Safe events across the state later in 2020 and into next year."