Festivals and events sponsorship

Supports festivals and events that celebrate, develop and engage our communities.

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We’d like to help you choose the right grant and provide tips for a successful application.

phone number
02 9265 9333
email address
[email protected]

Applications are open

  • Applications close: 27 September 2022.
  • Project timeline: projects can start from 1 January 2023.
  • Recommendations taken to Council for approval: 21 November 2022.

About this program

We provide support for festivals and events under the following tiers:

  • Tier 1: general festivals and events
  • Tier 2: major festival and events

Before applying for Tier 2, please contact our grants team to discuss your proposal on 02 9265 9333 or email [email protected]

Tier 1: general festivals and events

This grant program supports local festivals and events that celebrate, develop and engage the city’s communities. They may provide forums to share knowledge, create opportunities for active community participation, celebrate local culture and creativity and activate local precincts. They can be one-off, annual or a series of recurring events over a set period.

Tier 2: major festivals and events

This sponsorship program supports major festivals and events that bring significant economic, social and cultural impact to Sydney. Sponsorships provide support for significant and/or recurring festivals or events with a proven track record, which have a recognised national and/or international brand and the capacity to deliver outcomes across multiple strategic priorities.


How to apply

Applications for grants and sponsorship must be completed online.

Apply now

If you want to apply for Tier 2, contact the Grants team on 02 9265 9333 or email [email protected] to discuss your proposal.