Event funding and sponsorship

Tweed food festival 2018

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

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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.

2021-2022 Events Sponsorship Funding

The 2021-2022 Events Sponsorship funding round closed on 31 May 2021.

Eligible applications were considered at Council’s meeting on 19 August 2021. Nine applicants were granted funding support totalling $60,000.

The 2022-2023 Events Sponsorship funding round is likely to open in May 2022.

For more information please contact Kerrie McConnell on 02 6670 2735 or Kym Kranen on 02 6670 2422.

Succeed in the Tweed - Event Workshops

Council delivers free workshops to community event organisers to provide:

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

Next Event Workshop

Event workshops have currently been suspended.

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Events Strategy

The Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016-2020 (2021) 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.

With the event industry significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, Council determined at its meeting 3 December 2020 to extend the Strategy for a period of one year until December 2021.

Council has recently contracted an organisation to set Council’s event direction (for the next four years) by aligning the destination’s position on events with the desires of the community, with an anticipated adoption date of a new Strategy in early 2022. 

Tweed Shire Events Strategy 2016 to 2020 (2021)(PDF, 2MB)

Events Sponsorship Policy

The Events Sponsorship Policy(PDF, 132KB) 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, and extended for a period of one year until December 2021.