ACT Event Fund  2025

The ACT Government is inviting applications to the ACT Event Fund 2025.

The ACT Event Fund 2025 will be open for applications from Wednesday 3 July 2024 until 11:59pm Monday 12 August 2024.

Support  under the ACT Event Fund 2025 incorporates two funding categories: 

  • Community Event Funding: up to $10,000 (plus GST) to support the delivery and enhancement of events that can encourage local engagement and participation.
  • Event Development Funding:up to $30,000 (plus GST) to support the delivery and enhancement of events that can demonstrate strong potential to develop and grow, including capacity to generate community participation, tourist visitation and economic activity.

Events applying for funding under either of these categories must be staged in the 2025 calendar year. Applications will only be considered for single-year funding.

Please note that extensions will not be granted, and late applications will not be accepted.

Funding Guidelines and Useful Information

Before starting your funding application, please read the ACT Event Fund 2025 Guide for Applicants

This document provides details about application eligibility, funding use, the application process, assessment criteria and funding conditions for both categories.

To further assist you with your application and your event planning, it is also recommended that you read the ACT Event Fund 2025 Handy Hints.

You can now view a recording of the online ACT Event Fund 2025 public information session. You can also access the slides referenced in the in presentation here

Application Form

There are separate application forms for each funding category. Please note, you can only submit one application to the funding round.

Community Event Funding 

Event Development Funding 

Contact Us

Events ACT
Phone: (02) 6205 4324
Email: [email protected]

2024 Grant Recipients

  Recipient  Project PurposeAmount
AFRICA2AUSTRALIAAfrica Festival in the Park$10,000
Arclight Event CoBotanica: Spirits & Food Festival$10,000
Athletics Australia2024 Chemist Warehouse Canberra Track Classic$15,000
Australia Nepal Friendship SocietyHoli Mela in Canberra$10,000
Beerfest No 1 Pty LtdCanberra BeerFest$15,000
Boutzos Family Discretionary TrustICN World Natural Games$10,000
Brindabella Motor Sport Club2024 Rally of Canberra$15,000
Burley Griffin Canoe Club (Canoe Polo)2024 Paddle Australia Canoe Polo National Championships$5,000
B&T Creative Pty LtdThe Forage$30,000
Canberra Art BiennialCanberra Art Biennial$30,000
Canberra Comedy Festival Pty LtdCanberra Comedy Festival$20,000
Canberra International Music Festival LtdCanberra International Music Festival$15,000
Canberra Off-Road Cyclists2024 WEMBO Asia Pacific 24 Hour Mountain Bike Championships$10,000
Canberra Potters Society IncFired Up 2024$5,000
Canberra Skateboarding AssociationBelco Bowl Jam 2024$10,000
Elizabeth LeaBOLD Bites 24 (BB24)$5,000
GAMMA Pop culture industries Pty LtdGAMMA Expo$10,000
Interact CollaborationsBattle of the Bands$10,000
Kicks Entertainment Events Pty LimitedSpilt Milk$30,000
Lakespeare & Co.Shakespeare by the Lakes V: Henry V$10,000
Lyneham Primary Parents and Citizens (P&C) AssociationLight Up Lyneham 2024$5,000
National Folk Festival LtdThe National Folk Festival$30,000
Rocky Trail Entertainment Pty LtdRocky Trail Mountain Bike ACT Explorer Series 2024$10,000
Southern NSW Harvest IncorporatedCanberra Region Truffle Festival 2024$15,000
Tennis ACT2024 Canberra International$15,000
Tenpin Bowling AustraliaAustralian Disabilities Tenpin Bowling National Championships$10,000
The National Sheep Dog Trial Association IncNational Sheep Dog Trial Championships$20,000
The Trustee for Bingley Investment TrustStromlo Running Festival 2024$10,000
The Trustee for the Sole Motive Unit TrustThe Canberra Times Marathon Festival (CTMF) & The Canberra Times Fun Run (CTFR)$15,000
Triathlon ACT IncThe Capital Duathlon$5,000
Tuggeranong Community CouncilSouthFest 2024$10,000