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ACT Event Fund

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


Funding support available through the Main Round has been categorised under two tiers.

  • Tier 1up to $15,000
  • Tier 2from $15,001 to $30,000

ACT Event Fund 2020 Main Round is closed to applications and the assessment process has been finalised with funds being fully allocated. 


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.

Applications for support under the Community Event funding stream (for community events and festivals being held in the 2020 calendar year) are now closed, with the funding allocation fully exhausted.

ACT Event Fund 2021 update 

Events ACT is continuing to work with colleagues across Government to explore options for how the ACT Event Fund can be delivered in line with public health directions for events and mass gatherings, and to provide consideration of the changing landscape surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Events ACT can confirm that a funding round for events being held in the 2021 calendar year will proceed. Further details on the timing and application process will be provided as soon as the information becomes available.


Events ACT via email at by phoning (02) 6205 4324.

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