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Community Event Funding Program

The Community Event Funding Program (CEFP) has closed for this year. The next round of the CEFP will open in June 2022.

For more information contact the Event Approvals Officer on 9217 2122 or email


On this page

  • Grant guidelines
  • Key dates
  • Community information session
  • Acquittal of all grants


Applications for the Community Event Funding Program will open on Monday 21 June 2021 and applications must be submitted by 5.00pm Monday 26 July 2021.

The guidelines and timelines are for this year only and may be subject to change in future years.

The program is available to a broad range of community groups including cultural, environmental, special interest and community agencies provided they are not-for-profit and that the event directly benefits the City of Whittlesea community.

Grants are available in two categories:

Neighbourhood events – up to $2,000 (ex GST)

Festivals and events – up to $20,000 (ex GST)

Grant Guidelines

Please refer to the Community Event Funding Program guidelines for detailed information, including assessment criteria, conditions of grant and acquittal requirements.

Key Dates

Applications open – Monday 21 June 2021

Applications close – Monday 28 July 2021

Successful applicants announced – mid-August

Events must be completed by 30 June 2022


Community information session

Learn more about the application process, how to develop your event plan and the online application process in a one-on-one application support session with the Event Approvals Officer.

Register here.


Apply online

Apply online for a Community Event Funding Program Grant


Acquittal of all grants

Acquitting is a mandatory part of the Community Events Funding Program, and details how grant money was spent and outcomes of the event.

To be eligible for future funding from Council, groups/organisations need to ensure to acquit all previous grants.

Complete an acquittal form online via SmartyGrants by selecting 'My Submissions' to view any outstanding acquittals.


For more information

Contact the Event Approvals Officer on 9217 2122 or email