The Grants Policy provides a consistent, streamlined approach for community groups and organisations seeking funding for programs, events, products and services that bring a wide range of social, environmental and economic benefits to Ballarat.
Business Events and Festivals Program
Up to $10,000 for events, festivals and awards which advance and encourage the participation of Ballarat-based businesses in the development of a stronger local economy. Applications will be taken from not-for-profit organisations or peak bodies. Forprofit events and festivals are not eligible.
The program encourages and assists businesses to establish and/or expand in the municipality through offsetting of costs incurred as a result of the new development or expansion. The grant for this category is based on a stringent Economic Benefit Test.
Submissions are currently closed. Round 3 of the 2018/2019 program will open on Friday, 1 February 2019.
Social Enterprise Grants Program
The program encourages and assists social enterprises to establish and/or expand in the municipality through offsetting of costs incurred as a result of the new development or expansion. The grant for this category is based on a stringent Economic Benefit Test.
Up to $25,000 for projects, festivals, events or activities that advance and encourage increased visitation, participation and yield and/or contribute to the presentation or marketing of Ballarat as a tourism destination of choice.
Applicants are urged to ensure proposal’s meet the eligibility criteria before commencing an application. We recommend contacting the Community Events Unit to discuss your proposal in more detail. To speak with a member of the team please contact City of Ballarat’s Customer Service Unit on 5320 5500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: The application process, from submission to final outcome, may take up to three months. At minimum applications must be received at least 3 months prior to the event being held to allow adequate time for the review and decision making processes, however earlier submissions are strongly encouraged.