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.

Support under the ACT Event Fund 2021 is made available through a Main Round of funding (Part A) and Community Event fund (Part B).

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).

Part A: Main Round has closed

Part B: Community Events Funding has closed

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.

Application Forms

Events ACT is currently working on the application process for the ACT Event Fund 2022 rounds.  If you wish to be added to the contact database 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