2019/20 Recipients - Round 2 Funding

At the Council meeting on 24 September 2019 Council agreed to the following funding and fee waivers through the Events Grants Program 2019/20, to support organisations to hold community events on the Northern Beaches.

OrganisationProjectApproved Funding (ex GST)

Northern Beaches Youth Interagency

All About YOUth

An annual forum for young people to engage, empower and inspire them for what lies ahead. Followed with a community engagement session for parents and other community members. The event will feature a combination of guest speakers, interactive workshops and consultation input for local services. Students will be drawn from local high schools across the Northern Beaches to participate in the program. Numbers are limited to 200 students.

$6,400 one year sponsorship + Up to $400 Fee Waiver

Surfing NSW

Australian Surfing Uni Games & Northern Beach Junior Regional Titles

A surf competition for all University students on the Northern Beaches. All disciplines are included, Shortboard, Longboard, Bodyboard, SUP. All teams based. Local community engagement activities. The Regional Titles are the starting point and pathway to the NSW Grommet State Titles, NSW Junior State Titles and Australian Junior Titles open only to local residents.

Up to $4,999 Fee Waiver 

Dogs in the Park NSW

Dogs in the Park Northern Beaches

Event promoting responsible dog ownership. Activities include dog demonstrations, market stalls, dog competition, educate on dog behaviour and local rescue dogs. To be held at Rowland Reserve, Bayview on 3 November 2019.


$4,000 sponsorship + Up to $3,000 Fee Waiver

The Link Church 


Carols by the Lake

Traditional community carols event attracting up to 10,000 people from the Northern Beaches. To be held at Lakeside Park, North Narrabeen on 21 December 2019.


 $5,000 one year sponsorship

+ Up to $621 Fee Waiver

Mona Vale Chamber of Commerce

Mona Vale Market Day

The request is for multi-year sponsorship to help fund the marketing and inclusion of school/community performances to link business and community at the Mona Vale annual Market Day.

$2,000 one year sponsorship
Newfrontiers Grace City Church Inc.

Love Dee Why Family Fun Day

Free community event with amusement rides, face painting, kids craft, organised sports, food trucks, and live music. To be held at James Meehan Reserve, Dee Why on 26 October 2019.

$2,000 + Up to $230 Fee Waiver
One Eighty Avalon Inc

Ocean Alley - Live @ Rat Park

This event will see the band (Ocean Alley) put together and headline an event consisting of local music, market stalls, food vendors and community groups, raising money for local charities such as Cerebral Palsy Alliance and One Eighty and giving the Northern Beaches a stellar line up of music to enjoy. To be held at Rat Park, North Narrabeen on 16 November 2019.

$9,000 one year sponsorship + Fee Waiver up to $5,000
Sydney Chamber Music Festival Inc

Sydney Chamber Music Festival 

A three day arts and music festival presenting world class performances by some of Australia's finest musicians, puppeteers and artists. The event has been running for 11 years and is held at the Manly Art Gallery and Museum. Concerts to be held from 18 to 20 October 2019.

Fee Waiver up to $1,400

Totem Arts Festival

Art & Sole 2019

A two week art festival held across the Newport business precinct. The festival program has been designed to activate the entire Newport business area and includes music and performances as well as the revitalised Newport creative trail, ‘Great Newport Art Race’ and inter-generational Art Competition ‘20/60’. To be held from 1 to 5 November 2019.

$5,000 one year sponsorship + Up to $1,738 Fee Waiver

2019/20 Recipients - Round 1 Funding

At the Council meeting on 23 July 2019 Council agreed to the following funding and fee waivers through the Events Grants Program 2019/20, to support organisations to hold community events on the Northern Beaches.

OrganisationProjectApproved Funding (ex GST)

Narrabeen Lakes Festival Inc.

Narrabeen Lakes Summerfest

Annual community festival held at Berry Reserve, Narrabeen. All ages, free community event including entertainment from local cultural and community groups, market stalls and fireworks.

$2,100 + $705 Fee Waiver

Manly Warringah BMX Club


New event held at JJ Melbourne Hills Memorial Reserve, Terry Hills. Shredfest is the premier BMX & Mountain Biking Festival presented by the cycling community of the Northern Beaches. Features Professional and Amateur racers, mountain biking cross country event, children’s balance bike activities, track and jump challenges and retro BMX racing show.

$2,500 + $0 Fee Waiver

Share the Spark

Spark Tank – Community ‘Business Pitch’ event for young people

New event. Public event for youth to pitch ideas that meet community needs to an expert panel. To be followed up with mentoring program.

$2,400 + $200 Fee Waiver

Rotary Club of Brookvale Inc


Pub 2 Pub Charity Fun Run & Festival

Annual charity event including run with three course options between Dee Why Beach and Newport Beach, and finish line festival.

Sponsorship of $5,000 annually for up to 3 years

+ $1,152 Fee Waiver