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Community Events Grants

Due to the result of COVID-19, City of Parramatta Council has suspended the 2020 grants round.  Further information on alternative arrangements will be provided shortly.


As part of our support to not-for-profits and social enterprises during this time we are offering $380,000 in funding for organisations to adapt and diversify to keep working during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply for a grant.


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

  • are low cost or free to the public
  • are a new offering to the city that compliments the existing events calendar
  • encourages new visitors to the city

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

Applicants are eligible to receive grant funding to cover up to 20% of the total event budget up to the amount of $10,000 annually.

The total pool amount available in the City of Parramatta Events Grants is $70,000 per financial year.

Events must align with the City of Parramatta 'Vision and Primary Priorities' and must be delivered wholly or primarily within the Parramatta local government area which principally benefits residents.

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

The City of Parramatta supports a range of events delivered across the local government area, including Parramatta CBD, neighbourhoods and suburbs.

Application process

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Please review the Events Grant Guidelines before making a submission.

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Previous Grant Recipients - 2017/2018

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Event Name

Event Date and Location

Fiji Day


6 October 2018
Parramatta River Foreshore

Little India Fair


27 October 2018
Wigram Street, Harris Park

Carols by Twilight


9 December 2018
John Wearne Reserve, Carlingford

Let's Go Greek Festival


9 September 2018
George St, Parramatta

Matsuri Japan Festival in Parramatta


8 June 2018
Centenary Square, Parramatta

Lunar New Year


17 February 2018
Wentworth Point

Language Festival


10 March 2018
ICE Parramatta

EID Festival


25 June 2018
Rosehill Gardens