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Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival is one of the events that Ballina Council has previously funded.

Are you wanting to run an event or festival in Ballina Shire? For the last eight years Ballina Shire Council has been supporting a range of local events and festivals through their Festival and Event Sponsorship Program and it is now open for applications for events in the 2019/2020 financial year.

The program has been a huge success for local community festivals  and has supported and funded a range of events including Alstonville’s New Year’s Eve Family Festival, Ballina Country Music Festival, Ballina Food and Wine Festival, Love Lennox Festival and the Skullcandy Oz Grom Open (junior surfing competition event).

‘It’s important we secure this funding for event organisers well before the start of the 2019/20 financial year, which is why we call for applications quite early on in the process,’ said Ballina Shire Council Mayor, David Wright.

‘Applications will be tabled at the November Council meeting, so that an outcome will be known by December 2018.’

Eligibility criteria includes the need for applicants to have adequate public liability insurance, with a festival/event budget of more than $20,000 and for the festival/event to be held in the Ballina Shire.

The program opens on Wednesday 26 September and closes on Friday 26 October 2018. For more information or to access the program’s application forms visit Ballina Council’s website and search festival and events.

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