Events and Festivals Grant Program

The annual Events & Festivals Grant Program is now closed and will open again for applications in April 2022.

Events and festivals provide significant social and economic benefits for the shire. In recognition of the positive outcomes for the community and business, Council runs an annual Events and Festival Grant Program.

The program has three different tiers to enable all events and festivals to apply, depending on size, focus and complexity.

In addition to this grant program, Council can assist event and festival organisers with various services all year round, such as assistance with permits and legislation, promotional opportunities, other grant funding, or general advice around event-planning coordination.

The Events & Festival Grant Program is reviewed annually. In 2021/22, the assessment matrix was included in the guidelines to assist applicants in preparing their submissions.

The 2021/2022 guidelines(DOCX, 5MB) / 2021/22 guidelines(PDF, 2MB) are provided for reference.

2021/2022 Events and Festival Grant Recipients

The assessment panel’s recommendations for the Events & Festivals Grant Program 2021/2022 were presented at the Ordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday 28 July 2021 for Council endorsement.

Applicants to the program will receive a letter with the outcome of their submission in early August.

12 applicants were recommended for funding, which combined with the two triennial agreements of the 2019/20 program, were awarded a total of $75,300 in grant funding, and $11,268 equivalent value of in-kind support.