Destination Event grants

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Kiama Council's Destination Events Grants are currently closed, further dates for 2023-24 to be advised.

As part of Council’s Tourism and Events Strategy, Destination Kiama is keen to hear from and work with Destination Events.

Destination Events are those events that attract people to our area, from outside our area. These are events that are located in the Kiama Local Government Area (LGA), attracting significant attendees/participants and that are keen to promote our destination.

Destination Event organisers are invited and encouraged to contact our Event Coordinators with any questions or queries, whether that be in relation to checking the events calendar for date availability, discussing event promotion, packaging, ideas and/or partnerships at or on 02 4232 0444

Step-by-step instructions

Step 1.Guidelines

Read the Events and Funding Guidelines(PDF, 876KB) and eligibility

Step 2.Plan & budget

Determine your event plan and budget

Step 3.Submit

Complete and submit the online application

Step 4.Evaluation

Submitted applications are evaluated against criteria

Step 5.Council adopt

Recommendations adopted by Council

Step 6.Notification

Event organisers are notified

Step 7.Terms

Agreement signed

Step 8.Marketing plan

50% paid with receipt of Marketing Plan

Step 9.Event report

50% paid with receipt of post Event Report

 Folk by the Sea $3,000.00 
 Red Hot Summer Concert  $5,000.00
 Jamberoo Car Show and Family Day  $3,000.00
 Seaside and Valley Veterans Golf Tournament  $600.00
 SPIEGELESQUE 2023  $4,000.00
 Volleyball NSW Youth Championship  $4,000.00
 Wind and Waves Festival   $10,000.00
 Kiama Rugby Sevens   $7,500.00
 Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival  $6,000.00 (+$16,000 via Council resolution)
 KISS Arts Festival April 2023   $5,000.00
 The Kazadoor April 2023  $5,000.00
 Gerringong SurfLife Music Festival   $8,000.00
 Clearly Music and Arts Festival   $5,000.00 
 Surfing NSW  $12,250.00