In addition to the two planned grant rounds, Council put in place a "fast track" process for the Event Grants and Sponsorship Program in an effort to support the return of events following the easing of NSW Health restrictions.
- Round 1 - Council awarded $35,401.63 in grant funding plus and additional $11,044 in fee waivers
- Round 2 - Due to COVID-19 restrictions events in this round were impacted in various ways and did not progress with funding.
- Fast Track Round 1 - Council awarded $13,000 in grant funding plus and additional $2,000 in fee waivers
- Fast Track Round 2 - Council awarded $5,000 in grant funding plus and additional $1,500 in fee waivers
- Fast Track Round 3 - Council awarded $18,350 in grant funding plus and additional $650 in fee waivers
Fast Track Round 3 Funding
On 26 March 2021 Council agreed to the following funding and fee waivers through the Events Grants Program 2020/21, to support organisations to hold community events on the Northern Beaches.
|Approved Funding (ex GST)
Gray Hospitality Investments Pty Ltd
Manly Corso Pop Up Wine Garden
An event that provides live music, kids entertainment, as well as food and drink offerings, in a relaxed, safe, family friendly outdoor environment. This pop-up event will be a unique experience, with mini golf on the Corso a highlight for kids, live relaxed acoustic and jazz music, as well as DJs playing relaxing tunes in the evening.
$10,000 one-year sponsorship
The Forest High School P&C Assn
The Forest Festival of Lights
A twilight festival put on by the The Forest High School's SRC, with help from the school community and friends. The Forest Festival of Lights will celebrate The Forest High School and the local community as well as celebrate the school's 60th Anniversary.
Australiasian Dark Sky Alliance Pty Ltd
Scoping out the Night Sky
International Dark Sky Week is a celebration of the night sky, inviting people all around the world to get outside and enjoy the heavens above. During this 2 hour family-friendly event, residents of the Northern Beaches will be invited to bring along their telescopes and binoculars and learn what is in the night sky.
$1,600 one-year sponsorship +
Fee waiver up to $100
Rotary Club of Upper Northern Beaches
Rotary Art Show
An art show event over a weekend, with an opening event on the Friday night through to a closing on the Sunday afternoon. Invite a selection of local artists to submit works, which would be sold to the public over the event. Rotary would take a commission of the sale proceeds, a % that would be pre agreed with the artists.The funds raised to defined charities already supported by RCUNB, and the charities being supported would be included in the promotion of the event.
$1,000 grant +
Fee waiver up to $500
|Karen Lee Sander (T/A Ageing Fearlessly)
Story Room Aus
An event presented on the first Tuesday of every month at the new look, Henry's Rooftop at Manly Steyne Hotel. The warm atmosphere at Henry’s Bar is a safe and friendly environment offering an opportunity to mingle with friends, make new friends, relax and be entertained by the eclectic and talented storytellers. The event creates a community where sharing real stories, based on a theme, brings us together and helps us to feel connected. Enjoy drama, fun, laughter and have a chance to be a part of something different here on the Northern Beaches. As Human Beings we are a social species, we need to be connected, it is a human given and storytelling is the part of our DNA that makes us so unique.
|$1,500 one-year sponsorship
|Aboriginal Support Group Manly Warringah Pittwater
A commemoration of the Stolen Generations where the community is invited to share in the ceremonies and activities for adults and children. These include the traditional welcome of the Smoking Ceremony, Aboriginal dancing, didgeridoo music, local Aboriginal girls singing, painting of boomerangs for children, and free gifts for the children and a guest speaker (to be announced) to talk on the Stolen Generation. A barbeque and afternoon tea in the spirit of Indigenous hospitality will follow the main activities. Invitations are extended to all council members.
$1,000 grant +
Fee waiver up to $50
|Bilgola Surf Life Saving Club Inc.
Bands by the Beach
Open to the Public and its members on the last Sunday of every month, the surf club will have local bands play for 2-3 hours and serve food and drinks. The family friendly events will run from approx 3pm - 7pm and give the club opportunity raise funds to be spent on updating furniture and improving function rooms.
Round 2 Funding
At the Council meeting on 23 February 2021Council agreed to funding and fee waivers through the Events Grants Program 2020/21, to support organisations to hold community events on the Northern Beaches. Due to COVID-19 restrictions events in this round were impacted in various ways and did not progress with funding.
Fast Track Round 2 Funding
On 5 February 2021 Council agreed to the following funding and fee waivers through the Events Grants Program 2020/21, to support organisations to hold community events on the Northern Beaches.
|Approved Funding (ex GST)
Lifeline Northern Beaches
2021 Lifeline High Schools Surf Challenge
High schools from the Northern Beaches are invited to compete in the 2021 Lifeline High Schools Surf Challenge being held at South Curl Curl Beach on Friday, 26 March 2021. On top of crowning the Boys and Girls Champions on the day, the top four teams in both divisions will qualify to the 2021 Sydney Surf Pro at Manly to surf-off for a spot in the 2021 Lifeline Classic. The winning boys and girls high school teams will also receive a Lifeline ‘Accidental Counsellor' training session provided by qualified Lifeline counsellors.
Fee waiver up to $1,000
Collaroy Seaside Scavenge
A fun and educational clean-up event where litter collected from Collaroy waterways and surrounding parklands will become the currency for a pop-up market. The overall objective of the event is to engage a new audience within the Collaroy and wider Northern Beaches community with the theme that waste is a valuable resource and connect participants and spectators with the circular economy principles.
$5,000 one-year sponsorship +
Fee waiver up to $500
Fast Track Round 1 Funding
On 11 December 2021 Council agreed to the following funding and fee waivers through the Events Grants Program 2020/21, to support organisations to hold community events on the Northern Beaches.
|Approved Funding (ex GST)
Mnt Investments Pty Ltd
Market Lane Activation
A pop-up bar activation of open spaces to promote a vibrant summer night-time culture within Manly's CBD entertainment precinct. COVID has presented many challenges for local businesses and the community has, in turn, quietened the usually busy streets of Manly. Market Lane will feature a pop-up bar and dining precinct, open to the public to dine, drink and enjoy live entertainment.
$10,000 one-year sponsorship +
Fee waiver up to $2,000
Oz Fare Pty Ltd
Movies at Manly
Sessions of classic cinema will be offered. Included in the schedule are restored silent films with live music accompaniment and sound era films. The Movies at Manly Festival seeks to promote within the Northern Beaches' community and the wider audience the artistic, cultural and historic value of cinema.
$3,000 one-year sponsorship
Round 1 Funding
At the Council meeting on 27 October 2020 Council agreed to the following funding and fee waivers through the Events Grants Program 2020/21, to support organisations to hold community events on the Northern Beaches.
|Approved Funding (ex GST)
Manly Business Chamber
Market Lane Live
This month-long event celebrates Manly's local talent, featuring special offers from all of the Market Lane businesses, plus upcoming musicians and activities for the kids including games and face painting. With the event taking place each Thursday throughout the month of August, entertainment is coordinated each week with up to three buskers performing simultaneously in the triangle, plus a headline act wrapping up the event each week
$5,000 grant +
Fee waiver up to $600
The Trustee for Quarantine Investment Group Unit Trust (Manly Wharf Hotel)
NYE Manly Fireworks
9.00pm Fireworks in the Harbour.
$5,000 one-year sponsorship *
Running Stars Healthy Living Ltd
A community running event focused on physical and mental wellbeing and encouraging a sense of togetherness. Being totally free to run for all participants means that it’s open for everyone in the community: from the young ones, to families, to the eldest who are keen, and from the super fit to those that aspire just to be fitter and healthier, everyone is welcome and no one is excluded.
$7,176.53 grant +
Fee waiver up to $644
Hemmes Trading Pty Limited (The Newport)
Bayview NYE Fireworks
2 x Fireworks displays at Bayview for New Years Eve, 9.00pm and midnight.
$5,000 sponsorship annually for up to 3 years*
|Swoop Physical Theatre
Circus on the Sand
A series of circus workshops and performances which brings the local community together to have fun. The day will begin with casual workshops lead by industry experts in hula hooping, juggling and unicycling, followed by performances. Attendees are then encouraged to have a picnic dinner with their friends and families.
|Mona Vale Chamber of Commerce Incorporated
Mona Vale Market Day 2021
Mona Vale Market Day is comprised of 100+ general and food stalls operated by local businesses and afternoon performances in Mona Vale Park.
$2,200 sponsorship annually for up to 3 years +
Fee waivers up to $1,000 *
|Narrabeen Lakes Festival Inc.
Narrabeen Lakes Summerfest
An annual community festival directed at all age groups and held at an accessible venue. It has free public entry, a public stage with performances by local amateur and professional dance/singing groups, such as Irish, Serbian, learning to dance/singing groups, schools, community performance groups, bands and individual performers. The event gives an opportunity for local businesses and community groups to showcase themselves and market their organisation or products.
|Fee waiver up to $800 *
|Northern Beaches Open - Surfing NSW Inc.
Australian Open of Surfing
The 2020 Australian Open of Surfing events were created for Australia’s best surfers in iconic Australian surf locations. It is the perfect platform for professional and grassroots surfers to come together in Australia to compete in a series of events in decent locations to gain momentum coming into 2021 with plans to build this series each year into a prestigious title and tour. The series consists of four events in NSW all of which are held across two days of competition. The Northern Beaches Open will be the final stop of the series and therefore decide the NSW - Australian Open of Surfing Champion Male and Female.
$3,500 one-year sponsorship +
Fee waiver up to $5,000
|Cambridge Markets Pty Ltd
Pittwater Spring Market
Special market to be held at Winnererremy Bay Park on Sunday 29 August 2021, 10am-3pm. This event will launch Spring to the local community. The activation will bring the community together after winter and launch into Spring with 150 stalls plus inflatable rides for the kids as well as busker style music. The market will support 130 small businesses with the majority from the Northern Beaches LGA with local businesses having preference for stalls. The market will target local communities of Mona Vale and surrounding suburbs of the Northern Beaches. It is a happy wholesome family day out.
|Fee waiver up to $3,000
*Due to COVID-19 restrictions these events were cancelled in 2020/21 and funding was rolled over to the 2021/22 program.