The City of Perth Event Grants and Sponsorship program supports organisations holding events in the City. These events should have a direct positive impact on the city, the community and businesses operating within the area.

The City of Perth recognises the importance of events in contributing to the vitality of the City, the activation of spaces, the sense of community and well-being, and increased economic benefit.

The Event Grants and Sponsorship Program supports events which celebrate, develop and engage the City’s community, and activate City precincts.

All events must meet the eligibility requirements contained in the relevant guideline document, and should comply with the City’s Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2016 - 2020.

Event Grants and Sponsorship

The Event Sponsorship Program is designed for events which deliver tangible benefits to the City of Perth in the form of brand recognition, economic benefit, increased visitation and alignment with the City’s core target markets. 

Event Grants and Sponsorship categories are as follows:

1) Event Grants (two rounds annually) (under $15,000 and $15,001 - $40,000)

2) Event Sponsorship (one round annually) ($40,001+)

3) Strategic Event Sponsorship (applications invited on consultation with Sponsorship Officer)

Interested applicants must read the Event Sponsorship Guidelines to determine their eligibility, assessment criteria and information on how to apply.

2018/19 Event Grants and Sponsorship Round dates

PROGRAM OPENING DATE CLOSING DATE FOR EVENTS OCCURRING
Event Grants Round 1 Monday 8 January 2018 Tuesday 13 February 2018 at 4.00pm AWST Between 1 August 2018 and 31 January 2019
Event Grants Round 2 Tuesday 31 July 2018 Tuesday 4 September 2018 at 4.00pm AWST Between 1 February 2019 and 31 July 2019
Event Sponsorship 2018/19 Tuesday 13 March 2018 Tuesday 17 April 2018 at 4.00pm AWST Between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019

Major Events and Festivals Sponsorship

Major Events and Festival sponsorship is available for organisations delivering large scale annual events of national significance. The Program is designed to support events which enhance Perth’s local, national and international reputation as a major events destination. A Major Event or Festival is considered to be an event which generates significant economic, social and community benefits for Perth city.

How to apply

Before submitting a proposal, applicants should be familiar with the Event Grants and Sponsorship Guidelines, Strategic Community Objectives, Assessment Criteria and Eligibility Requirements relevant to the category in which you are applying.

All applicants are strongly advised to discuss their application with the Sponsorship Officer prior to submission.

SmartyGrants

The City of Perth uses an online grant application service powered by SmartyGrants.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the application form, please contact the Sponsorship team on (08) 9461 3333 and quote your application number.

If you need more help using the application form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).

Please be advised that applications from ineligible applicants or late applicants will not be assessed. It is highly recommended that applicants attend an information session prior to submitting an application form.

To apply online visit perth.smartygrants.com.au to register an account and commence your application.

Guidelines

To view the Event Sponsorship Guidelines click here.

To view the Major Events and Festivals Sponsorship Guidelines click here.

Past Successful Applicants 

Please click on the links below to view past recipients of Event Sponsorship funding.

Event Sponsorship recipents 2015-16.pdf 
Event Sponsorship recipents 2014-15.pdf

Contact Us

For further information, please contact the Sponsorship team on (08) 9461 3139 or sponsorship@cityofperth.wa.gov.au