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Berrigan Shire Council Event Funding Program

Berrigan Shire Council has an Event Funding program to assist local events with the promotion or running costs of an event. Event organising committees are encouraged to make contact with the Economic Development Officer to discuss the funding opportunities.

Important dates:

For Events that will be held in the Berrigan Shire before 1st of April 2017 you must:
Contact the Economic Development Officer at Council on 58885100 to discuss your event
Submit a funding application at least 3 months prior to your event

For Events that will be held in the Berrigan Shire between 1st of April 2017 and the 30th of September 2017 you must:
1.       Contact Economic Development Officer at Council on 5888 5100 to discuss your event
2.       Attend the funding information session in the first week of December 2016
3.       Submit a funding application no later than the 1st of February 2017.  

pplications will not be considered after this date.

What can be funded?

  • Marketing an event
  • Risk Management
  • Paying a speakers fee
  • Paying a coordinator

What can’t be funded? 

  • Prize Money
  • Trophies
  • Catering
  • License fees
  • Events that are not attempting to break even

Preferred Criteria

  • Event designed to attract visitors
  • New events
  • Events that attract overnight stays

Funding up to $10,000 could be available for large events attracting in excess of 10,000 visitors.  Smaller amounts are available for small events.


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Grant Writing assistance available within the Shire

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Visit their website at to see what can be done to assist your community group or business.

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Berrigan Shire Youth Development Committee Grant

Do you need some funding
for a youth event,
program or project?
If so, the Berrigan Shire's
Youth Development
Committee may be able to
help you make your idea happen!

Eligible projects benefit young
people (12 - 18 years) who
live in the Shire and who attend
school in the Shire.

For more information please contact the Berrigan Shire Council's
Social and Strategic Planning Coordinator.
03 5888 5100

Australian Government Grants & Assistance Finder

The Grants & Assistance Finder tool has been updated to make it easier for your business to get funding and support.

The updates include:
> An 'Export results' function to save your search information easily.
> An 'Open to apply' function to view grants that are open for application now.

Visit to search over 600 grants that could help to fund and support your business.

Community Relations Commission – Sponsorship Grants

Sponsorship grants are for special events such as festivals and major cultural events. Organisations are required to apply three months prior to the date of the event.

The purpose of this category is to provide public support for an event or an occasion by the New South Wales Government through the Community Relations Commission. It will also promote the Commission’s responsibility and the commitment of the Government of New South Wales to multiculturalism and the value of cultural diversity.

Examples of projects supported by funding in this category are:
  • the hosting of seminars and conferences
  • multicultural and inter-community forums
  • local festivals and events teaching craft skills to target groups from a culturally diverse background.

The sponsorship fund provided by the Commission is a nominal amount to indicate support of the activity by the Commission. It is not provided to facilitate the financial viability of the event. For more information please go to

Grant Seeker Manual

Philanthropy Australia in partnership with Community Services, Department of Human Services have developed a Grantseeker Manual. This manual will guide you through the steps you need to do the following things:

  • Understand what grantmakers will be looking for when they read grant applications
  • Plan your project
  • Write an application for funding which tells the grantmaker what you are planning to do.
  • Keep up a relationship with the grantmaker that enhances your chances of future success

There is also a Glossary to assist with any unfamiliar terms. You will also find a detailed list of links, further reading and resources to help expand your knowledge on all aspects of the grantseeking process.

To download a copy of the Grant Seeker Manual please click here.

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