The Community Event Funding Program (CEFP) is back for 2021-2022. The program will relaunch after a break last year during COVID. Funding is available to groups and organisations who wish to deliver outdoor community run events that showcase our diverse communities.
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)
Please refer to the Community Event Funding Program guidelines for detailed information, including assessment criteria, conditions of grant and acquittal requirements.
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
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.
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.
Contact the Event Approvals Officer on 9217 2122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org