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Community Grants Program

Community Events Grants

A new Community Events Grants round will be announced in the new financial year, after 30 June 2023.

The Community Events grants aim to establish and encourage public events in the City of Parramatta which:

  • are free to the public (or have a low entry price)
  • welcome a diverse audience
  • are unique events that complement the existing events calendar
  • encourage visitors to Parramatta
  • are celebrations of culture, sport, arts, specialist interests, community activities, family events or other themes.

Please note: Events must comply with any NSW Health COVID-19 health orders in place at the time of the event.

Application process

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Applicants must read the Events Grant Guidelines (PDF, 2.59 MB) before making a submission.

Grant information

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The grant program has a strong focus on delivering social, community, recreational and cultural benefits to Parramatta’s community.

The City of Parramatta supports a range of events presented across the LGA (local government area), including locations in Parramatta’s CBD, neighbourhoods and suburbs.

Applicants can request funding for 20% of their total event cost - up to the amount of $10,000. The total pool amount split among the successful applicants is $70,000 per financial year.

Events must align with the City of Parramatta 'Vision and Primary Priorities', must be delivered wholly or primarily in the Parramatta local government area and be of benefit to Parramatta LGA residents and welcoming of visitors.

The Events Grants guidelines describe the requirements comprehensively and must be read by applicants. Click to download the PDF.

The program supports events produced by eligible not-for-profit organisations, community groups, professional associations, and in some cases individuals who are auspiced by an organisation.


Previous Grant Recipients

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Event Name


Fiji Day

Prince Alfred Square

Parramatta Skate Jam

Parramatta Skate Park

Chand Raat Eid Festival

Rosehill Gardens 

Parramatta Pride Picnic

Parramatta River Foreshore

Carols by Candlelight

Boronia Park, Epping

Parramatta Language Festival 

I.C.E Parramatta

Little India Festival

Wigram St, Harris Park


Darcy Rd, Wentworthville

Let's Go Greek St Ioannis Church, Parramatta

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