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ACT Event Fund 2020

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The ACT Government is inviting applications to the ACT Event Fund from events and festivals that will take place in the 2020 calendar year.

Support under the ACT Event Fund 2020 is made available through a Main Round of funding (Part A) and Community Event Funding (Part B).

PART A: MAIN ROUND

Funding support available through the Main Round has been categorised under two tiers. Events or festivals applying for funding under either of these tiers must be staged in the 2020 calendar year.

  • Tier 1: up to $15,000 for event organisers seeking general assistance to enhance the presentation and delivery of their event/festival and to support sustainability and growth.
  • Tier 2: from $15,001 to $30,000 for events that can demonstrate a strong track record of growth or growth potential, or that encourage tourist visitation and economic development opportunities.

The Main Round will be open for applications until Monday 2 September 2019 at 12 noon. Please note that extensions will not be granted and late applications will not be accepted.

PART B: COMMUNITY EVENT FUNDING

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. These events or festivals must be staged in the 2020 calendar year.

Applications for Community Event Funding will remain open ongoing until the designated funding allocation has been exhausted.

Funding Guidelines and Useful Information

Before starting your funding application, please read the ACT Event Fund 2020 Guide for Applicants (.PDF).

This document provides details about application eligibility, funding levels, the application process, assessment criteria and funding conditions for both Part A (Main Round: Tier 1 and Tier 2) and for Part B (Community Event Funding).

It is also recommended that you read the ACT Event Fund 2020 Handy Hints (.PDF) to further assist you with your application, and download the Sample Event Budget Template – which is referenced in the Handy Hints.

Application Forms

Part A (Main Round: Tier 1 and Tier 2)

To access the online application form for the Main Round, please click here.

Part B (Community Event Funding)

For details on the process of applying for Community Event Funding, please contact Events ACT via email at eventfund@act.gov.au or by phoning (02) 6205 4324.

Contact Us

Events ACT

Phone: (02) 6205 4324

Email: eventfund@act.gov.au

 

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