Major Events, Local Events and Festivals Funding Opportunities

Hobsons Bay City Council has a rich history of supporting arts, cultural, community, sporting, tourism and special interest events. These included the Laverton Festival, Williamstown Literary Festival and the Newport Folk Festival.

Information on Council’s funding priorities can be found in: 

Events and Festivals Plan 2016 - 2021(PDF, 836KB) 

Events and Festivals Funding Policy and Guidelines(PDF, 482KB)

Funding Categories

Local Events and Festivals Funding

Up to $10,000 is available for events primarily attracting local audiences that enhance the quality of life of residents, celebrate local identity and culture and providing a range of community benefits including participation, wellbeing and community connections.

Applications for events taking place between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020 have now closed.

Major Event Sponsorship

Up to $25,000 is available for major events generating substantial community, tourism and economic outcomes, including visitation, and which increase the profile of the city.

Applications for events taking place between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020 have now closed.

Special Event Sponsorship

This sponsorship opportunity is aimed at major events with the ability to generate substantial community, economic and tourism benefits. The event is likely to have a state, national or international profile and would attract visitors to the municipality. Potential applicants should discuss their proposal with the Events Unit at least six months prior to the event date.

If you’d like more Information regarding funding, please contact the Events Unit on 9932 1000, or via email events@hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au.