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28 September 2022

Applications open for Australia Day community event funding

Get your application in before 5 pm on 14 October 2022

Community group

Groups keen to host an event to bring the community together on Australia Day can apply for financial support from Council.

Council is offering financial assistance to community organisations across the Tweed who plan to hold small events on Australia Day 2023.

Council's Manager Corporate Governance Stephanie Papadopoulos said after a challenging year in 2022, first with the COVID-19 pandemic and then the flood, she was looking forward to seeing the community reconnect.

"The Tweed community has pulled together in extraordinary ways – we are lucky to live in a place where people come together and look after each other the way they do," Ms Papadopoulos said.

"We look forward to seeing what events our community groups have planned for the public to enjoy.”

Any community organisation requesting financial assistance for an event must be Tweed-based and provide an outline of the event.

The organisation must be incorporated and hold public liability insurance.

Funds are not to be used for a social activity for members of the community organisation exclusively and no financial assistance will be given to privately-owned businesses or companies.

The amount of funding available is based on the expected audience size of the event.

The 3 categories of funding support on offer are:

  • Category 1: $300 for events up to 149 attendees

  • Category 2: $400 for events with 150 - 249 attendees

  • Category 3: $500 for events with more than 250 attendees.

Community organisations applying for the first time will be assigned to Category 1 grant funding.

Eligible applications will be assessed by the Tweed Shire Australia Day Awards Selection Panel on Thursday 27 October 2022.

Successful applicants will be required to place event details on Council’s calendar of events whatsontweed.com.au to ensure the public has information of the event.

The successful applicant must also recognise Council’s support for the event on the day and in all promotional material.

All relevant approvals will need to be applied for and must be in place if the event is to be held on Council-managed land such as a park or beach.

To apply, please complete the application form on Council’s Australia Day webpage and return your application to Council by 5pm Friday 14 October.


Photo 1: Community group
Caption: Groups keen to host an event to bring the community together on Australia Day can apply for financial support from Council.

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