Events & Festivals Sponsorship Program

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Quick Response Program

As a result of physical distancing requirements associated with COVID-19 there has been significant disruption to the events sector.

In response to these impacts, once-off sponsorship funding of up to $10,000 is now available for eligible requests to support events and festivals held throughout 2020-21. Council may consider requests for support for the purpose of assisting events and festivals to react, adapt and transition in the current climate.

As at 22 December 2020, the funding pool is $46,500 and is subject to change.

Applications are open until 31 May 2021 or until funds are exhausted. 

Please note: Our offices will be shut from close of business on Thursday 24 December 2020, and will reopen on Monday 4 January 2021. As such, the outcome of your request may extend beyond the four week notification timeframe as detailed in the Guidelines.

Prior to applying

Please read the Quick Response Funding Guidelines to find out if your request is eligible for consideration.

Applicants are also encouraged to refer to the City of Adelaide Strategic Plan 2020-24 before applying.

How to apply

All requests must be submitted via an online application.

Preview the application form here.

Apply now

Need more information?

Paula Stankiewicz, Events and Festivals Sponsorship Advisor

08 8203 7318

Annual Program

The purpose of the City of Adelaide Events and Festivals Sponsorship Program is to provide financial support to eligible groups and organisations to assist in the staging of events and festivals that support the outcomes of the City of Adelaide Strategic Plan 2020-24. 

Applications for the 2020-21 Events and Festivals Sponsorship Program are now CLOSED.

Submissions received were considered by Council in July 2020. View successful applicants for the 2020-21 Events and Festivals Sponsorship Program here.

The next round reopens in March 2021. Please refer back to this page closer to that time for further information.

Preview the Events and Festivals Sponsorship Guidelines for a program overview.

Note: these are subject to change.