Festivals and Events Funding

Event managers, community groups and businesses interested in organising events are encouraged to apply now for a share of $360,000 available under the NSW Government’s Reconnecting Regional NSW Community Events Program.

The aim of the funding is to support communities and businesses in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

To be eligible for funding, events must be:

  • open to the public
  • free to attend or a small fee
  • designed to reconnect communities
  • held before 31 March 2023.

Applications must show how the event will rebuild community cohesion, deliver positive social outcomes and support local businesses.

EOIs close: Thursday 9 June 2022

Complete the EOI Application


Festival and Event Acquittals

In addition to the application process, Council measures its investment in the Festivals and Events Funding Program by requesting event organisers provide survey results from their event and acquittal of funding. Both of these requirements are also useful tools for event organisers in planning and developing future events.

The sample survey provided below can be tailored to meet the needs of event organisers. To ensure a significant proportion of attendees provide feedback, it is important that surveys are conducted by event organisers or experienced volunteers. Although the completion of event surveys is not mandatory for funding, it is highly regarded when organisers seek future fundingSurvey results may also assist event organisers in securing other government funding.

Recipient organisations must submit a completed acquittal form within six weeks after the event. The acquittal form is a written overview of the event outcomes, including statistical and financial information. 


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Ballina Shire Council
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Ballina NSW 2478

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