Public Health Emergency in the ACT

A Public Health Emergency has been declared in the ACT for the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

Caretaker period

On 11 September 2020, the ACT Government assumed a Caretaker role, with an election to be held 17 October 2020. Information on this website will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions until after the election and conclusion of the caretaker period.

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Funding and Grants

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 calendar gaps and support sustainable growth opportunities.

For 2021, the ACT Event Fund will also play an important role in supporting events that can safely connect our community and visitors in line with public health directions.

Within that context, the key aims and objectives of the ACT Event Fund – Main Round are as follows:

  • To facilitate a vibrant, innovative and inclusive events culture within the ACT and help develop a diverse, year-round events calendar that minimises calendar gaps.

  • To encourage the development of tourism in the ACT and increase economic development opportunities.

  • Encourage the involvement of the local community in events and festivals that facilitate positive interaction, cultural activity and a strong community identity.

  • To provide support to events and festivals that are of high quality, well planned, well managed, viable and sustainable.

To find out more about the ACT Event Fund, including how to apply, please click here.

Information on other ACT Government funding opportunities may be found at grants.act.gov.au.

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