A number of new and exciting public events are set to pop up in the City of Parramatta as Council relaunches its Community Events Grants Program.
Community groups and not-for-profits are invited to apply for a share of up to $70,000 in funding to run low-cost or free events that will help revitalise the City and attract visitors.
The Community Events Grants program was not offered in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.
“I am delighted that we can welcome back the diverse range of events that our great City is renowned for, after a year of tough COVID-19 restrictions,” City of Parramatta Lord Mayor Cr Bob Dwyer said.
“Through our Community Events Grants Program, we hope to provide residents and visitors with more opportunities to connect and celebrate while also supporting our City’s recovery from the pandemic.”
The grants program aims to establish and encourage new events which provide social, recreational and cultural benefits to people across the Parramatta Local Government Area.
Over the past three years, these grants have supported 25 community events in the City of Parramatta covering culture, sport, arts and community activities.
Previous events to receive funding include the Matsuri Japanese Festival, Little India Fair, Parramatta Pride Picnic, Fiji Day and Epping Carols in the Park.
This year, successful applicants will receive grant funding of up to $10,000 to help support the delivery of their event. All events must comply with NSW Health COVID-19 health orders in place at the time of the event.
Applications close at 5pm Friday 30 April.
For more information and to apply, visit: cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/community/grants/community-events-grants