Shout your Coffs events from rooftops

Coffs Harbour City

Sawtell Chillifest and Curryfest are among some of the signature events previously boosted through a special City of Coffs Harbour funding support stream.

Now the door has opened for a fresh round of funding through the program.

“Headline events are an important part of a place where magic happens, and the City of Coffs Harbour is proud to support our local events industry through this funding,” City of Coffs Harbour Mayor Cr Paul Amos said.

“Organisers of new events and established ones are encouraged to put their hand up in the latest round of support grants.”

Applications are now open in the second round of funding for the current financial year in two categories.

  • Event Seed Funding – up to $5,000 – for new events (never run before), within their first three years or events which are new to Coffs Harbour or returning to the area for the first time in more than 10 years; and

  • Event Destination Marketing Funding – up to $10,000 – for events targeting overnight visitation from outside the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area (LGA). This funding is designed to assist in developing a marketing campaign to drive visitation to the Coffs Coast, and the event, from outside the LGA. This funding is available to established events within the Coffs Harbour LGA (run at least three times in the past five years).

“Curryfest, Screenwave International Film Festival, Sawtell Chillifest, Coffs Coast Festival of Motorsport and Coffs Coast Ocean Swims are some of the events to have benefitted from this program in the past,” City of Coffs Harbour City Planning and Communities Director Chris Chapman said.

The current round is for events running before 30 June 2024. Applications will close at 4pm on 15 February. Full details here.

There will be a new funding round toward the middle of the year for 2024/2025 financial year events.

Photo: Sawtell Chilli Festival

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