Events & Festivals Grant Program | 2023-2024 program now closed.


Events and festivals are an integral part of our community that bring significant benefits to the region. Events add to the vitality of the Shire providing community connection, place activation and grow the visitor economy.

Funding of up to $15,000 is available, made up of a maximum of $10,000 grant funding and maximum $5,000 of in-kind support. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact Council prior to submitting an application to discuss potential funding and in-kind amounts.

Grant funding and in-kind support are available to community and not-for-profit groups.

Commercial organisations and individuals with an ABN can only apply for in-kind support. Requested in-kind support is to be detailed on the application form and included in the event budget. Applicants are to contact Council to discuss in-kind costs.

Funding is provided as supplementary support for events to grow positive economic outcomes, not to solely fund or recurrently subsidise an event.

To apply for funding, organisers are required to provide a completed application form, address the assessment criteria and provide supporting documentation (e.g. budget, event management plan and risk management planning).

Please contact Economic Development and Events Officer, Tammy Young on 5593 7100 to discuss your application before submitting

Applications for the 2023-2024 funding round closed Sunday 28 May at 5 pm. 

Guidelines(PDF, 585KB)