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Community event development fund

Community events are an important factor in contributing to the Port Stephens cultural identity. They reflect our values, the sense of place and provide a platform for our community to connect and come together.

This funding program will focus on events that create a social outcome for the Port Stephens community. Applications will be assessed on how they bring people together to celebrate, learn, share experiences and grow new opportunities.

This fund will not just provide financial support but also strategic support to help community events grow, become self-funding and sustainable.

Community events include celebrations, street fairs, cultural and historical celebrations, film nights, street parties, community awareness days and fun runs.

Key dates

Applications are open year-round from 29 August 2022.

Funding available

A total of $30,000 is available, with up to $3,000 maximum per application.

Who can apply?

  • incorporated, not-for-profit organisations or charities
  • registered businesses with an ABN
  • sole traders
  • schools.

How to apply

  1. Read the Funding Guidelines for full details about the grant.
  2. Give our team a call to discuss your project on 02 4988 0255 or email
  3. Visit and complete the online application. Make sure to upload any supporting documentation including your Certificate of Incorporation, budget and any required quotes.

For more information and to apply online

Past recipients


Lions Club of Raymond Terrace

COWs Public Speaking Event


Mambo Wetlands Conservation

Mambo Walks


Soldiers Point Tennis Club

Free Family Tennis Day


Spark Cowork Pty Ltd

Micro Business Boost


Tilligerry Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Lemon Jam Revisited


Tomaree Business Chamber

Tasters Trail Nelson Bay