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 event calendar gaps and support sustainable growth opportunities.
In 2021, the ACT Event Fund plays an important role in supporting events that can safely connect our community and visitors in line with public health directions.
Support under the ACT Event Fund 2021 is made available through a Main Round of funding (Part A) and Community Event Funding (Part B).
The Main Round has now closed to applications, with funding fully allocated for the 2021 calendar year. The Community Event Funding stream will remain open ongoing, until the designated funding allocation has been exhausted.
Part A: Main round has closed
Part B: Community Events Funding
Community Event Funding has been established to provide support to creative individuals, groups or organisations with great ideas to deliver event and festival activity in Canberra’s town centres and suburbs (outside of the Canberra City centre and Parliamentary Triangle).
Community Event Funding offers support up to $15,000 for new or existing community events and festivals that are activated in suburbs and town centres. These events or festivals must be staged in the 2021 calendar year.
Funding Guidelines and Useful Information
The ACT Event Fund 2021 Guide for Applicants provides details about application eligibility, funding levels, the application process, assessment criteria and funding conditions for both Part A (Main Round) and Part B (Community Event Funding).
It is also recommended that you read the ACT Event Fund 2021 Handy Hints to further assist you with your application and download the Sample Event Budget Template – which is referenced in the Handy Hints.
For details on the process of applying for Community Event Funding, please contact Events ACT via email at [email protected] or by phoning (02) 6205 4324.
Information on other ACT Government funding opportunities can be found at grants.act.gov.au.