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Got a great idea for a festival?

Published 11 March 2021

Space 2B Laneway Festival, photograph courtesy Janine Lawrie

We want to help you create events that celebrate our City’s community spirit, identity, arts and culture. Not-for-profit orgs and community groups are invited to apply for our Local Festivals Fund Recovery grants up to $10,000 to develop small to medium-scale local neighbourhood festivals or events.

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Projects must be completed by 31 December 2021.

Who Can Apply?
Not-For-Profit organisations and community groups proposing an event will need to consider Victorian Government regulations and advice regarding COVID-safe events.

Applicants can apply online. Go to this webpage to find out more about the grants guidelines and criteria and how to apply:
portphillip.vic.gov.au/explore-the-city/arts-and-creative-industries/funding-and-support/local-festivals-fund 


What type of event festival or celebration can be funded?

  • Outdoor events/festivals
  • Indoor events/festivals
  • A combination of indoor or outdoor


Events can include an online component.

If you have an idea for a small to medium festival or event contact the Arts Administrator on 9209 6217 or lff@portphillip.vic.gov.au

Advice and assistance will be available to help you with COVID-safe event planning.