THE Berry Celtic Festival has received $5000 in funding from NSW Premier Mike Baird.
In its eighth year the event has grown in stature.
Each year the festival draws 180 musicians and on average more than 4000 spectators to the region.
The festival was originally established to raise funds for the linear accelerator project at Shoalhaven Hospital, donating more than $134,000 to the LINAC fund.
Funds generated by the festival are now supporting CanAssist, A Taste of Paradise organic farm and ROMAC, the Rotary medical aid program.