Through our community grants program, council aims to build stronger communities and deliver benefits to residents and visitors. The program is to support the development of new events and to develop the programs of existing events.

Festival and Event Fund closed

Applications will re open in 2025 - April to May

What is it for? 

To assist in planning and or delivery of a range of community festivals and events held within the Shire. 

Who can apply?

Festival and Event organisers that meet the guidelines. View the Festival-and-Event-Funding-Guidelines-2023-2024.pdf(PDF, 528KB)  which outlines the considerations, assessment criteria and conditions.

How much?

Up to $10,000

How to apply?

A new online portal was opened up on 1 August 2022 to complete applications. View the 2022-23 Presentation.pdf(PDF, 1MB)  to see information as well as instructions on how to use the grants portal.

Reporting requirements? 

The grantee will be required to undertake a post event evaluation.  Post event evaluation reports are required to be submitted within one (1) month of the conclusion of the event. This ensures that measurable data such as attendance figures, tickets sales, survey data, budgets etc are captured early after an event, whilst fresh in mind. To assist event organisers with this process please fill out the post event form.

Need more information?

Please contact our events team on 1300 656 564 or to discuss your proposal in more detail before applying.