Apply for a festival and events grant

The Festival and Events Grant is a category of the Community Grant Program. The grant allows not-for-profit groups and organisations to support community led festivals and events that attract visitors to Manningham at key locations.

The grant supports applications that:

  • focuses on community based festivals and events
  • focuses on visitor attraction initiatives.


What the grant hopes to achieve

The aim of the grant is to:

  • deliver of one-off community festivals and events
  • contribute to the vibrancy and liveability of the local area
  • celebrate cultural diversity through cross cultural engagement and participation
  • encourages partnerships between groups, organisations and businesses to benefit all
  • foster community spirit and belonging through events, activities and festivals
  • encourages innovation.

When does the funding round begin

Grant currently closed. Next round opens in February 2025.


How much funding is available for the grant

Funding is between $3,001 and $20,000. Allocations are for 1 financial year. There’s no repeat funding.

The estimated allocation for the grant is $50,000 per annum.

How to apply

  1. Before you start an application, get familiar with the guidelines

    You will have to agree to the terms and conditions of the Community Grant Program too.

    Festival and Events Grant Guidelines
    Festival and Events Grant Guidelines
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  2. Make sure you are eligible to apply

    Before starting your application, make sure your organisation is eligible to apply.

  3. Confirm grant category and put together your proposal

    Confirm that you are applying for the right grant category.

    After checking you have got the right category, develop a project proposal that includes:

    • a brief project description
    • the objectives
    • timelines
    • budget identifying the appropriate category to submit your application.
  4. Discuss your application with us before you submit

    Before finishing your application, make sure you discuss your proposal with us. Although, you won’t need to speak with us beforehand if you’re applying for the Small Grants category.

    We can help you with your application. We can also give advice on how to apply online.

    To discuss your application, contact us.

  5. Review the assessment criteria

    Refer to the guidelines and review the assessment criteria for the relevant category before you finish.

  6. Prepare supporting information to include with your application

    Use the application checklist to help you to prepare your application to make sure you haven’t missed anything.

    Community Grants Application Checklist
    Community Grants Application Checklist
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  7. Start your application today

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