Festive and Commemorative Events Grants

Sunshine Coast Council

Relevent Country: Australia

The Sunshine Coast Regional Council is now inviting applications for its Festive and Commemorative Events Grants to support costs associated with delivering the following community-led event types only:

Festive Season Events – Christmas, New Year (31 December / 1 January) and Australia Day
Commemorative Events – Anzac Day and Remembrance Day


Events funded will:

  • bring the local community together in a free or low-cost community event that is accessible, inclusive and reflects local character
  • contribute to a balanced network and calendar of events within the locality and region
  • provide opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to participate and connect
  • support the activation of the places and spaces
  • support the engagement of local performers and event suppliers
  • demonstrate sound event management principles and planning
  • demonstrate a commitment to sound environmental practices.

Funding Information

The maximum funding amounts are:

  • Up to $15,000 for regional events
  • Up to $3,000 for local events

Outcome: Connected, Resilient Communities

Assessment Criteria

Multi-Year Funding

  • Well-established community organisations with a proven track record of delivering festive or commemorative community-led events that priorities can apply for up to three years funding.
  • All the following criteria must be met:
  • Evidence of collaboration with council regarding the event
  • Evidence applicant group is well-established
  • Strong history of applicant group successfully delivering the event
  • Evidence of long-term planning and commitment to deliver event for funding term.

Where multi-year funding is allocated, subsequent years of funding will be conditional upon:

  • delivering agreed outcomes
  • compliance with funding conditions
  • satisfactory acquittal of previous year’s funding
  • Council’s budget availability.

Source: https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Living-and-Community/Grants-and-Funding/Grants-Programs/Festive-and-Commemorative-Events-Grants