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$120,000 in grants for future events up for grabs

Round Two of Lake Macquarie City Council’s 2021/2022 events funding program is set to open Monday 16 August with $120,000 in grants available across three festival and events categories.


Manager Arts, Culture and Tourism Jacqui Hemsley said individual grants of up to $2000 were available for local events and celebrations, up to $10,000 for community events and up to $20,000 for sponsored events and festivals.

“This program aims to fund meaningful, creative, high-quality events for our community and visitors to Lake Macquarie,” Ms Hemsley said.

“We will prioritise events that are engaging, surprising and entertaining, that are attractive to visitors and that have potential to inject money into the local economy.”

Council offers funding biannually, in July and December.

The application process is very easy, all online and takes about 30 minutes to complete.

“However the application process is competitive, and putting together a strong application takes time and energy,” Ms Hemsley said.

“The best bet is to read our funding guidelines carefully and demonstrate how your event will meet our assessment criteria.”

An Information session will be held online Thursday 12 August 3-4pm. Click here to join on the day.

Go to to download funding guidelines and for more information. Round Two applications close 24 September.


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