The community of Orange hosts many events annually and appreciate the importance in which events bring to this community. Organisations wishing to hold events in the Local Government Area of Orange are invited to apply for event sponsorship.
|Event Sponsorship Category||Information||Application Form|
|Incubator Event Fund||Provides seed funding to events in their first or second year of activity to assist them in getting their event up and running.||Incubator Event Fund Application Form [.pdf]|
|Flagship Event Fund||Assists the development of events that have been running for 2 years or more and contribute to the Orange360 tourism region and demonstrate that they attract overnight visitation.||Flagship Event Fund Application Form [.pdf]|
|Event Development Fund||Supports established events that have already received funding from Council in previous years and can present a comprehensive strategy for future growth that includes the continued development of its tourism potential to drive overnight visitation to the event.||Event Development Fund Application Form [.pdf]|
|Quick Response Fund||This fund is for larger events where the opportunity for sponsorship occurs outside usual application timeframes. For further details regarding the quick response fund and eligibility please contact Council’s Business Development Team. We encourage you to assess your event on the funds above.||Contact Council’s Business Development Team: [email protected]|
|Cover Application Form||Include this document with your sponsorship application form.||Cover Application Form [.pdf]|
For more details on the fund categories, eligibility and information to assist in your application please read the Event Sponsorship Guidelines. [.pdf] It is recommended that prospective applicants thoroughly read the guidelines prior to applying to ensure their event meets the minimum requirements.
To apply for event sponsorship all applications must have an Event Sponsorship Cover Application with one of the corresponding Event Fund Category Applications for the category you are applying for. Please return to Council prior to the closing date: [email protected]
Event and Application Dates
Eligible event dates are listed in the table below along with opening and closing dates to submit your application. Applications for the 2020/2021 financial year have closed and successful applications have been notified.
Financial Year 2021/2022
|Round||Eligible event dates||Applications Open||Applications Close|
|2||1 October 2021 – 31 December 2021||16 June 2021||16 July 2021|
|3||1 January 2022 – 31 March 2022||1 October 2021||14 November 2021|
|4||1 April 2022 – 30 June 2022||1 January 2022||13 February 2022|
Council’s Chief Executive Officer to be given delegation to finalise determination for the Event Sponsorship Round 2 applications post exhibition.
Event sponsorship cannot be granted unless you have completed and submitted an event application form. If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Council and speak with the Business Development Team.