Festive and Commemorative Events Grants
  • Last updated:
  • 28 Jun 2022

Festive and Commemorative Events Grants support costs associated with delivering the following community-led event types only:

  • Festive Season Events - Christmas, New Year (31 December / 1 January) and Australia Day  
  • Anzac Day and Remembrance Day  

Applications for funding for all other types of events can be submitted in the Major or Minor Grant rounds under the category most relevant to the focus of the event.  

Information on eligibility, category priorities and assessment criteria 

When is funding available?

  • Applications can be submitted all year round and are assessed every two months.

 When will I know if I have been successful? 

  • 2 weeks from assessment date (applications are assessed every two months). 

What funding is available?

  • Up to $15,000 for regional events
  • Up to $3,000 for local events 

Well-established community organisations with a proven track record of delivering festive or commemorative community-led events can apply for up to three years funding.  

How do I apply? 

  • Applications now open:
  • Applications must be submitted online. 
  • Applications must be submitted before starting the project. 
  • Events must be scheduled to take place after notification of funding outcomes. 

What else should I consider when applying for funding? 


  • For any queries please contact the Community Connections Team on (07) 5420 8616 or grants@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au
  • Applicants interested in applying for multi-year funding must contact a Grants Officer on the above details before submitting an application. 

Variations to already funded projects 

If you require a project variation or an extension of your project dates contact the Grants Team via grants@sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au with the details of your issue.