Festival and Events Grants

We are proud to support festivals and events in Cardinia Shire through this grants program.

  • Grants are available to not-for-profit, community-run festival and event organisers, and RSL clubs to go towards the cost of running local events which reflect local identity and interests.
  • Please note that we may receive applications for more funding than what is available.
  • We support applicants and grant recipients to work towards building events that will eventually be sustainable and self-sufficient without grant funding support.

Applications for 2020–2021 events will open in early 2020.

  • Community festivals and events
  • Art festivals and events
  • Cultural festivals and events
  • Agricultural shows and major events
  • Festivals and events are important for helping to build a stronger and more connected local community.
  • This grants program aims to support a range of festivals and events that encourage people to come together to celebrate where they live, and their culture and shared interests.
  • Cardinia Shire is a rapidly growing community and we are committed to supporting activities that align with our Council Plan, improve the liveability of the area and protect the local environment.