Grants and financial assistance

Special events grants up to $1,000

Special events grants up to $1,000

As part of Council’s commitment to provide a Safe, Active, Vibrant & Inclusive Community, Council’s grant program ‘Special Events’ allows for funding namely Australia Day, ANZAC Day Commemorations and Community Christmas Celebrations.

The Special Events Grant amount available is up to $1,000 per event. Council allows organisations to make applications for additional events via other funding programs where applicable. Multiple applications for the same event are not allowed (excluding RADF).

Applications for the Special Events Grant Program are open via three (3) rounds as follows:

  • Round 1 – Opens 28 August 2023 - Closing 4.00pm Monday 30 October 2023
  • Round 2 – Open 2 October 2023 - Closing 4.00pm Friday 8 December 2023
  • Round 3 – Opens 3 January 2024 – Closing 4.00 pm Friday 15 March 2024 

Notification of assessment outcomes will be advised within 21 working days after application close.

For eligibility, please refer to the Special Events Grant Program guidelines.

Please direct your enquiries concerning the Special Events Program to Council’s Events Unit on 1300 883 699 or email us at

Special Events Grants Program Funding guidelines

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Address: 190 Bourbong Street
Bundaberg QLD 4670. Australia.

Telephone: 1300 883 699