Expressions of Interest – Community events

Following the announcement of the NSW State Government Reconnecting Regional NSW Community Events Program, Central Coast Council is looking to apply for $335,000 from this pool of funds to aid the delivery of community events across the region and is calling for local businesses and organisations to help support this application.

Of this $335,000, Council will look to apply for $135,000 to assist Council’s flagship events such as ChromeFest, Central Coast Music Festival, Love Lanes, Social Spaces, Flavours by the Sea and Light up the Lake.

The remaining fund of up to $200,000 will be available for application through an EOI process that will allow local event organisers to put forward their event concepts to further enhance the local events calendar and provide renewed chances for residents and visitors of the Central Coast to come together.

Council is welcoming EOI’s from prospective event management organisations, individuals and local businesses interested in delivering events and initiatives aimed at reconnecting Central Coast communities.

It must be noted funding is conditional on Central Coast Council being successful in receiving this grant from NSW State Government.

Applications open Monday 16 May – Sunday 5 June

Potential funding available from $50,000-$200,000.

What type of event can be considered as part of an EOI?

• Events open to all members of the public

• Events free to attend or a very small fee to cover any extra costs

• Events with a primary purpose of reconnecting communities and improving social cohesion of the local community

• Events held before 31 March 2023.

Each applicant can apply for any number of events within the one proposal.

Activities can be existing or new and can include:

• community markets and bazaars

• festivals and fairs

• sporting events

• food and leisure events

• recovery events

• community classes and workshops

• agricultural field days (run by community organisations)

• regional racing carnivals (e.g. horse or greyhound racing) run by community organisations

• touring events and theatre programs

• community public holiday celebrations (e.g. Australia Day).

How can I apply?

To submit an EOI, download the application form here.

Where can I find out more information?

More information and resources related to the Reconnecting Regional NSW Grant including guidelines can be found here.

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