Festivals and Events Support Program

Festival and Event Sponsorship Program – 2020/21

Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce the Festival and Event Sponsorship Program for the 2020/21 financial year is now open.  Local Event organisers are invited to express an interest by completing an online application form and lodging it with Council. There is a total amount of approximately $100,000 available for distribution for event sponsorship opportunities.

Application Forms

Terms and Conditions of Funding

The provision of funds for the Festival and Event Support Program is subject to a number of terms and conditions that must be agreed to prior to the release of funds.

Free Event Promotion – Ballina Visitor Information Centre
The Ballina Visitor Information Centre is coordinated by Council’s Tourism Section and is great resource to promote your upcoming event to both locals and visitors to the area. The promotional factsheet outlines free event promotion services available to local community event organisers.
For more information please contact staff at the Ballina Visitor Information Centre on telephone 1800 777 666.

Event Surveys
In order for Council to measure its investment in the Festival and Event Funding Program, we encourage community event organisers to undertake a survey at their event. An event survey has been prepared by Council as a guide for recipient organisations. This survey should be tailored to meet the needs of individual community event organisers and the feedback they require from attendees. To ensure a high level of completion, it is important that the event surveys are conducted by event organisers or experienced volunteers.

Whilst the completion of event surveys is not a mandatory requirement for funding, it will be highly regarded when recipients are seeking future fundingSurveys could also assist event organisers secure alternative government funding.

Acquittal Form
The recipient organisation must provide Ballina Shire Council with a completed acquittal form within six weeks of completion of the event. This document will assist organisers in collating the required information throughout the planning and implementation stages of their event.


More information

Enquiries:  Sandra Jackson, Events Support Officer on 1300 864 444.

Applications close: Friday 25 October 2019. Funding will then be available from 1 July 2020.

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