WA announces $100,000 event grants

The $4 million event grants program will be offering funding of up to $100,000 for eligible businesses, property owners and not-for-profits to run a wide range of events

The Western Australia government has announced a $4 million event grants program, providing funding of up to $100,000 for individual events. The state government has also announced a new $12 million package aimed at getting people back into the Perth CBD and Northbridge.

It comes after the Government announced the easing of restrictions from April 29) to baseline measures, which includes mask wearing encouraged but no longer mandatory and the removal of the two square metre rule for venues.

The $4 million event grants program will be offering funding of up to $100,000 for eligible businesses, property owners and not-for-profits to run a wide range of events such as markets, long-table dinners, live music performances and food and wine events.

As part of the grants program, successful recipients will be able to apply to the State Government for the use of locations such as Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square and the Cultural Centre Precinct.

The event grants will be available from the new financial 2022/23 year, with applications opening next month.

“Our upcoming State Budget includes a number of initiatives to increase foot traffic and breathe new life into the CBD and Northbridge by offering financial support for events, revitalising unused spaces and revamping Yagan Square.” Said Premier Mark McGowan.