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.

The Major Events, Festivals, and Films Sponsorship Assessment Panel members can be viewed on Council's Committee page.

Applications for Major Events, Festivals and Films sponsorship for events being held in the Wagga Wagga Local Government Area from 1 January 2019 – 30 June 2019 will open on Monday 9 July 2018. Applications will close on Friday 17 August 2018.

Sponsorship Streams

Funding requests for this program are from $3,000 to $40,000 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 $40,000
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 2019 – 30 June 20199 July 201817 August 2018
Two1 July 2019 – 30 December 20194 February 20191 March 2019

How to apply

Applicants are required to:

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.