Local Events Program

The aim of the Local Events Program is to assist and support local organisations in the provision of traditional festivals or culturally significant events for their local community or sponsorship of community activities. Local community events, festivals and activities provide enhanced arts and cultural activities that add value to the life of residents and visitors alike. This funding program supports the development and growth of festivals and events across the region and sponsorship of awards and competitions.

Council will consider allocating funds in each annual budget and will advertise for grants three times annually, in February, May and September. However, Local Events Grants will only be available while such funds set aside in Council’s annual budget for this purpose remain unexpended.

Please refer to Council’s Community Grants Guidelines for eligibility, assessment criteria and other requirements.

Grant rounds close on the first Tuesday of February, May and September each year.

Approved Programs

View the full list of approved programs for the first round of 2017-2018 funding.


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Forms for Local Events

Name Size
Event Proposal Template 75.78 KB
Fact Sheet – Example Budget Local Events 145.28 KB
Local Events Fact Sheet Risk Matrix 139.77 KB