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Grants available for Christmas events

Grants Christmas events
Nutcrackers at last year's Merry and Bright event.

Local organisations keen to celebrate the festive season by hosting a Christmas event can apply for funding assistance through Bundaberg Regional Council's Special Events Grants initiative.

Applications are now open until Monday 31 October with up to $1000 per event offered.

Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the grants were part of Council’s commitment to providing a safe, active, vibrant and inclusive community.

“These grants are offered each year for Australia Day, Anzac Day and Christmas as a way of helping organisations in their goal of bringing residents together,” he said.

“During the festive season in particular, it is so important that we come together as a community to celebrate the end of the year and commemorate with our loved ones.

“Events are a fantastic way of celebrating our region while providing many benefits, including opportunities for participation, increasing social networks and much more.”

Who can apply for Christmas event grants?

Not-for-profit groups and organisations are encouraged to apply for the Special Events Grants.

In the assessment criteria, applicants must demonstrate how the community event will benefit Bundaberg Region residents while following a balanced and realistic budget.

The Special Events Grant amount available is up to $1000 per event.

Organisations can make applications for additional events via other funding programs where applicable.

Multiple applications for the same event are not allowed (excluding RADF).

In this round of grants, events will be considered for part of Bundaberg Regional Council's Christmas program 1 December to 20 December.

To find out more or to apply click here.

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