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Small Event Project Grants

Small Event Project grants are suitable for event organisers who are planning a small strategic project which supports the development and resilience of their event.

Some examples of a small event project are targeted marketing initiatives, new activities within an event, expansion of an aspect of an event, a pilot program to test a new event concept, purchase of essential equipment, or to employ someone to deliver a new program or initiative. Most importantly, it is a project developed specifically by your group to improve your event.

Maximum Grant

Events can apply for up to $3 000. Events Tasmania will be granting funds for 30 to 50 Small Event Projects for 2013.

Program Application Dates

The Events Tasmania Grant Program 2013 CLOSED on Monday, 6 August 2012.


  • The Events Tasmania Grants Program supports a wide range of championships, festivals, regional events and motor touring events held in Tasmania. It does not support conferences, conventions, symposiums, exhibitions, theatrical productions, concert series, touring arts products, trade fairs, fundraising events, markets, expos and events which are primarily showcases for stall-holders to demonstrate, promote or sell services or products.
  • Applicants can be based in Tasmania or elsewhere in Australia.
  • Events which receive Major Event or Regional Event funding from Events Tasmania are not eligible for this grant round.
  • Event organisers may only apply for one grant from Events Tasmania per year, regardless of how many events their organisation produces.
  • Grant recipients will be required to enter into a grant deed with the State Government.
  • The event or project must be completed in 2013.
  • Applicants must be an incorporated association or a company limited by guarantee, or be auspiced by one.

Application Process

To apply for a New Event Ideas grant, you will need to complete and submit the Small Event Project Grant Application Form, which has four sections:

  • Section A is the basic factual information about the group, business or organisation which is applying for the grant and will be delivering the project.
  • Section B is an Event Summary which describes your event, and a Project Plan which outlines your proposed project step-by-step. Project Plan and Event Summary information sheets are available below.
  • Section C requires you to substantiate how your project meets the Events Tasmania Grants Program assessment criteria of impact, quality, feasibility, reach, strategy and community. There is a half-page section for each.
  • Section D is your budget information for the project, and outlines other support sought or secured for your organisation, event or project from the Tasmanian Government.

You can also attach supporting documents such as business plans, marketing plans or more detailed project plans. You must have provided a précis of the information in these documents in your application, and refer to them, as your application will be the focus of the assessment process.

You will receive a letter of confirmation within a fortnight of the program closing date.

During August 2012, the assessment committee will review applications to the Small Event Project grants section and make recommendations for funding.

In September, all applicants will be contacted. Grant recipients will need to accept a letter of offer from the Tasmanian Government and provide an invoice in order for the grant to be paid. This allows a minimum of three months for projects to be instigated, and all projects must be completed in 2013.


Forms and fact sheets can be accessed by clicking these links:

Assistance with your Application

Events Tasmania staff can offer advice and feedback on your application in the lead-up to the closing date for the program. You can speak to staff by phone, attend a grant information session, or staff may be able to meet with you one-on-one to talk through your application. The first step is to contact or 03 6237 6431 and staff can discuss how best to provide assistance with your application. Once your application has been submitted, no further feedback can be supplied.

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