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Event Funding

Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce the 2024/25 Festival and Event Sponsorship Program is now open.

The program is now in its 13th year and has been a huge success for community festivals and events. It offers event organisers the opportunity to apply for sponsorship from a pool of approximately $120,000 of funding for their festival or event for the 2024/2025 financial year.

Over the years, the program has sponsored events including:

• Alstonville New Year’s Eve Family Festival
• Quota Craft and Garden Fair
• Love Lennox Festival
• Fair Go (skate competition event)
• Skullcandy Oz Grom Open (junior surfing competition event).

Council’s Mayor, Sharon Cadwallader, said “it’s important we secure this funding for event organisers well before the start of the 2024/25 financial year, which is why we call for applications quite early on in the process”.

“Applications will be considered at the November 2023 Council meeting so that event organisers will know the outcome of their application by December 2023.”

There are a number of eligibility criteria, such as: the applicant needs to hold adequate public liability insurance; the total cost of the festival/event must be more than $20,000; and the festival/event must be held in the Ballina Shire.

Applications close Friday 27 October 2023.

Visit HERE for application forms and funding information.

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