2019/20 Festivals and Events Sponsorship Program

Ballina Shire Council is pleased to announce the Festival and Event Sponsorship Program for the financial year 2019/20 is now open. Event organisers are invited to express an interest by completing an online application and lodging it with Council. The total amount available is approximately $100,000. Applications close on Friday 26 October 2018. Funding is available from 1 July 2019.

Application Forms

Terms and Conditions of Funding

The provision of funds for the Festival and Event Support Program is subject to a number of terms and conditions that must be agreed to prior to the release of funds.

Free Event Promotion – Ballina Visitor Information Centre
The Ballina Visitor Information Centre is coordinated by Council’s Tourism Section and is great resource to promote your upcoming event to both locals and visitors to the area. The promotional factsheet outlines free event promotion services available to local community event organisers.
For more information please contact staff at the Ballina Visitor Information Centre on telephone 1800 777 666.

Event Surveys
In order for Council to measure its investment in the Festival and Event Funding Program, we encourage community event organisers to undertake a survey at their event. An event survey has been prepared by Council as a guide for recipient organisations. This survey should be tailored to meet the needs of individual community event organisers and the feedback they require from attendees. To ensure a high level of completion, it is important that the event surveys are conducted by event organisers or experienced volunteers.

Whilst the completion of event surveys is not a mandatory requirement for funding, it will be highly regarded when recipients are seeking future fundingSurveys could also assist event organisers secure alternative government funding.

Acquittal Form
The recipient organisation must provide Ballina Shire Council with a completed acquittal form within six weeks of completion of the event. This document will assist organisers in collating the required information throughout the planning and implementation stages of their event.


More information

Enquiries:  Sandra Jackson, Events Support Officer on 1300 864 444.


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