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The Tweed is a dynamic and diverse community with many exciting festivals and special events held each year, along with a range of markets.

Council wants to support, develop and attract events that are fitting to the character and aspirations of the region and in doing so, become one of Australia's most sought after locations of innovative, beneficial and integrated boutique events.

Now Open - Events Sponsorship Funding 2019-2020

Event organisers seeking financial assistance to develop and organise festivals and events of significance to the Tweed Shire are encouraged to apply.

Open: Wednesday 1 May, 2019
Close: Friday 31 May, 2019

Apply Now

Events Sponsorship Application Form (228kB PDF)

Refer to the Events Sponsorship Policy (337kB PDF) and Guidelines (127kB PDF) before submitting your application.

Eligible applications will be presented to Councillors at a Councillor Workshop in June 2019 for discussion and consideration. The outcome of the Workshop will be documented in a report to the Council meeting of 18 July 2019.

Event Workshops

Council delivers free quarterly workshops to provide community event organisers.

We invite you to join us to learn:

  • organisational and planning tips for your event
  • hear from guest speakers
  • professional development and training
  • networking opportunity.

Next Events Workshop

Date: Wednesday 19 June 2019
Time: 4.30-6pm
Venue: Canvas and Kettle Meeting Room, Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah

Topics

  1. Event Evaluation and Reserach (Jo Mackellar, Destination Research)
  2. Tweed Shire Demographic Tools (Mark Tickle, Economic Development Officer, Tweed Shire Council)
  3. Tweed Shire Events Sponsorship Funding Acquittals (Kerrie McConnell, EventsOfficer, Tweed Shire Council)

Events Strategy

The Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016-2020 aims to provide a framework to assist the community and Council to develop and support festivals and events in the Tweed. The strategy supports existing events, encourages development and sets the framework for attracting desirable events for strategic benefit.

Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016-2020 (2.37mB PDF)

Events Sponsorship Policy

The Events Sponsorship Policy (337kB PDF) provides a framework for Council to offer financial assistance to event organisers to develop, host and grow festivals and events in the Tweed Shire in accordance with the actions outlined in the Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016-2020, adopted by Council on 18 February 2016.

As Council undergoes a period of transition in relation to its event processes there will be ongoing changes to the Policy, with any recommended Policy changes being submitted to Council.

Further information

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