Or National interest events? I think we need to define this term better.
I saw Asean as a national event. The point is this. We have Academies and people who earn from chess as a living. My suggestion is that at least once a year they give something back if they can. The training for Mal/Singapore was another such event. If all chip in conscientiously then we will have better traction.
By all means the commercial enterprises are entitled to profits under normal circumstances ie Tournament organisers, trainers etc. or else how can they give otherwise? Perhaps the ones who are doing better can give a little more.
If we can untangle this knot we will go further. What goes around comes around. Perhaps MCF can suggest some guidelines.