Support for Canberra events to be staged in 2022

The ACT Event Fund 2022 is now open, offering funding support for events to be staged in 2022 that will stimulate and foster a diverse, high-quality calendar of events throughout the year.

The ACT Event Fund will play an important role in supporting events that can safely connect the Canberra community and visitors in line with public health directions.

“I am very pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2022 round of the ACT Event Fund,” said Assistant Minister for Economic Development Tara Cheyne.

“Events provide opportunities to generate a range of positive economic, community and social outcomes for our Canberra region.

“The ACT Government recognises the significant challenges faced by the events sector throughout the past 18 months.

“The ACT Event Fund will assist the ongoing recovery process by providing the support that organisers need to start planning, adapting and delivering their event activities for next year.”

The ACT Event Fund will offer the following opportunities for funding support:

  • Community Event Funding: Up to $15,000 to support the delivery and enhancement of events that can encourage local engagement and participation.
  • Event Development Funding: $15,000 to $30,000 to support the delivery and enhancement of events that can demonstrate strong potential to develop and grow, including capacity to generate tourist visitation and economic activity.

Funding support under the ACT Event Fund 2022 is now open to eligible events occurring in the 2022 calendar year. Applications will close on 1 September 2021.

To simplify the application process and make it more accessible to a broader range of funding applicants, the ACT Event Fund 2022 features streamlined funding categories, evaluation criteria and post-event reporting requirements.

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