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Community Events Grants

A new Grant Round is now open and community groups are invited to apply.

Applications must be submitted through SmartyGrants by 30 April, 2021.

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

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) and welcome a diverse audience
  • are unique events that complement the existing events calendar
  • encourage visitors to Parramatta
  • can be celebrations of culture, sport, arts, specialist interests, community activities, family events and more.

Application process

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

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To apply now, complete the City of Parramatta Council Community Events Grant application.

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

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 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 as well as visitors.

The Events Grants guidelines describe the requirements comprehensively and must be read by applicants. Click to download the Events Grant Guidelines (PDF, 2.59 MB)

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.