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ACT Event Fund

The ACT Event Fund provides event organisers with funding to help them deliver, market and promote an event or festival within the ACT.


What do you get?

Up to $30,000.

Who is this for?

Event and festival organisers holding an event in the ACT.


The ACT Event Fund supports festivals and events in the ACT. The aim of the fund is to:

  • facilitate an events culture in the ACT and help to develop a diverse events calendar during the year
  • encourage local residents to get involved in events
  • boost economic development and tourism for the ACT
  • provide support to events and festivals of a high quality

Two streams of funding are available:

  • Tier 1 - single year funding of up to $15,000 for event organisers to support the presentation and delivery of their event or festival
  • Tier 2 -┬ásingle year funding from $15,001 to $30,000 for events that can demonstrate a strong track record of growth or potential to grow, or that encourage strong economic growth and tourist visitation to the ACT

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must be a business or organisation, delivering an event or festival within the ACT.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at ACT Event Fund.

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