Kiama Council has created a new Signature Community Event Grants program which will provide a funding pool of $40,000 per annum for community festivals and signature community events.
Director Planning, Environment and Communities Jessica Rippon said: “Our Signature Community Event Funding stream will help event organisers to plan and deliver events that provide significant benefits to our community, demonstrate value for money and align with our community plan, strategies and goals.”
The Signature Community Event Grants process gives a clearer pathway for applicants seeking funding from Council, with criteria that reflects the intent and outcomes of community events.
Applications can be made through Council’s grant portal, Smarty Grants, which is a more straightforward and easier process for community members to follow.
The current funding round is open now until 21 August, 2023.