Funding available for Livingstone events

Carols by the Beach.

Cultural festivals to sporting events and community gatherings are being welcomed to apply for the Livingstone Shire Council’s Event Sponsorship Program.

In a commitment to continue to support the wide variety of events that offer interesting, informative, and exciting experiences in the Livingstone Shire community, the Council is once again thrilled to announce the launch of its latest round of funding under the Event Sponsorship Program.

From cultural festivals to sporting events and community gatherings, these events not only showcase the unique identity of the region, but also attract thousands of visitors annually, strengthening the local economy and fostering a sense of pride within the community. Some of the previous Council-sponsored events include Great Australia Day Beach Party, Capricorn King of Kings Fishing Competition, Lions Club of Emu Park’s Festival of the Wind, 38th Annual Marlborough Show, Sunset Sessions Music Festival, Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest, Oktoberfest hosted by Lions Club of Emu Park and Carols by the Beach by Capricorn Coast Community Events Association.

A spokesperson for the program highlighted the outstanding response received during the inaugural rounds of the revitalised program in 2023.

“The diversity of events showcased in previous rounds emphasises the level of enthusiasm and support shown by the community. Organisers play a pivotal role in facilitating well-planned and imaginative experiences that enrich the cultural and social identity of Livingstone,” the spokesperson said.

The positive outcomes achieved through collaboration between Council and event organisers continues to grow, with notable successes such as the annual CQU Village Festival, Yeppoon Lions Tropical Pinefest, and the recent highly successful Capricorn King of Kings Fishing Competition.

“As we commence this latest round of sponsorship, we encourage all community event organisers to apply.

“Your events contribute significantly to the region’s vitality and serve as a fundamental pillar in what attracts so many visitors to this beautiful part of the world,” the spokesperson added.

Applications for Round One of the Event Sponsorship Program will opened on Monday, February 19, and close on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

The latest round of sponsorship presents an exciting opportunity for event organisers to secure financial or in-kind support for events scheduled between 1 July to 31 December, 2024.

Tailored to amplify the economic and communal benefits of local events, this program boasts an annual budget exceeding $200,000, and aims to empower local organisers, spanning from small-scale events to larger economic endeavours.

For detailed eligibility criteria and the application process, interested parties can visit livingstone.qld.gov.au/sponsorship

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