Major Events, Festivals and Films Sponsorship

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Wagga Wagga City Council (Council) is committed to supporting events within the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area and recognises the value of events in driving visitation and generating economic benefits as well as showcasing our public spaces and enlivening the city.

Expressions of Interest for the Major Events, Festivals, and Films Sponsorship Assessment Panel is now open for new members. To apply view Council's Committee page and download an application form.

Wagga Wagga City Council invites applications for Major Events, Festivals and Films sponsorship for events being held in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area from 1 January 2018 – 30 June 2018.

Sponsorship Streams

Funding requests for this program are from $3,000 to $25,000 per event.

The Major Events, Festivals and Films Sponsorship Program provides cash and in-kind support for a diverse range of events that generate more than $350,000 in economic impact and provide substantial tourism outcomes to the city. The Sponsorship is segmented into the following two streams:

StreamClassification criteriaFunding amount
Tier 1

Major Events, Festivals or Films that generate :

  • Greater than $750,000 in economic impact
  • Substantial tourism outcomes (over 6000 event attendees)
  • Potential for significant state, national and/or international exposure likely to result in increased visitation for the city
$15,001 to $25,000
Tier 2

Major Events, Festivals or Films that generate :

  • Greater than $350,000 in economic impact
  • Substantial tourism outcomes (over 1000 event attendees)
  • Potential for significant state, national and/or international exposure likely to result in increased visitation for the city.
$3,001 to $15,000

Application Dates

The Major Events, Festivals and Films Sponsorship Program has two sponsorship rounds a year.  The Program has a long lead time to ensure applicants have notification of the funding outcome as well as receive the funds well in advance to allow for planning and promotional lead times.

The following timelines apply for both event streams:

RoundEligible event datesOpenClose
One1 January 2018 – 30 June 201813 October 201715 December 2017
Two1 July 2018 – 30 December 20182 February 201823 February 2018

How to apply

Applicants are required to:

  • Read the Major Events, Festivals and Films Sponsorship Guidelines and the Wagga View Community Strategic Plan and begin preparing your application
  • Fill in the online application form available at Smarty Grants

Click here to access the Major Events, Festivals and Films Sponsorship Guidelines.

Click here to access the Wagga View Community Strategic Plan.

Need help?

If you need assistance or have any questions regarding the Major Events, Festivals and Films Sponsorship Program, please contact the Visitor Economy and Events team on 1300 292 442 or email grants@wagga.nsw.gov.au.