Village and community festivals and events sponsorship

We aim to support festivals and events that celebrate, develop and engage our communities.

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Before applying please contact the team to arrange a call back to discuss your project.

phone number
02 9265 9333
email address
[email protected]

Applications are now open

  • Applications open: Tuesday 22 February 2022
  • Applications close: 5pm Monday 11 April 2022
  • Project timeframe: 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023
  • Recommendations to Council: 27 June 2022

About this program

This program supports festivals and events that celebrate, develop and engage the city’s communities.

Festivals and events make an important contribution to the economy and cultural ecosystem of the city, locally and internationally. They may provide forums to share knowledge, create opportunities for active community participation and celebrate the unique social and cultural character of a village.

We also provide support for festivals and events under the artform category.

Funding available

Funding is available for a 1-year program or a program of up to 3 years. New village and community festivals and events can apply for up to $30,000. Funding for established or other festivals and events are negotiated on consultation.

At our discretion, we may offer a multi-year funding sponsorship agreement based on demonstrated audience attendances, ongoing demand, the applicant’s organisational and financial performance and the quality of its programs.

This program also includes value-in-kind support in the form of street banners and venue hire fee waiver for City of Sydney owned facilities.

For-profit organisations requesting support must match the funding requested with cash. Value-in-kind is not accepted.

For applications of $20,000 and over, please contact our grants team on 02 9265 9333 to discuss your project and its alignment with the grants and sponsorship program guidelines.


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