The ACT Event Fund has been established as a key mechanism for stimulating and fostering a range of positive economic, social and community outcomes for the Canberra region through the festivals and events sector.

It assists eligible event organisers to develop, market and promote their events in a way that helps maximise these outcomes, while also helping to fill identified calendar gaps and support sustainable growth opportunities.

Within that context, the aims and objectives of the ACT Event Fund are as follows:

  • Facilitate a vibrant, innovative events culture within the ACT and help develop a diverse, year-round events calendar that minimises calendar gaps
  • Encourage the involvement of local residents in events and festivals that facilitate positive interaction, cultural activity and a strong community identity
  • Increase economic development opportunities and encourage tourist visitation for the ACT
  • Provide support to events and festivals that are of high quality, well planned, well managed, viable and sustainable.

Find out more about the ACT Event Fund, including how to apply.

The City Renewal Authority (CRA) also operates a City Grants program for individuals, groups or organisations that have great ideas for the city’s public spaces in Civic, Braddon and Acton – including art activities, events, installations and more. For additional information on the City Grants program please click here.

Information on other ACT Government funding opportunities may be found at