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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

The ACT Event Fund 2020 Main Round is now closed to applications and the assessment process has been finalised. Successful and unsuccessful applicants have also been notified. The ACT Event Fund 2021 Main Round (for events and festivals being held in the 2021 calendar year) is expected to open in June 2020.


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. It is anticipated that the Community Event funding stream for events being held in the 2021 calendar year will also re-open in June 2020.

Funding Guidelines and Useful Information

For advice around future funding requests, 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 assist you with future applications.


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

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